14th Oct 2018 6:00 am
Both variants will be based on the carmaker’s electric-only MEB platform.
Skoda’s Vision E concept-based electric car is set to get both, SUV and coupé, variants, similar to the Kodiaq and the Kodiaq coupé (China-only). However, it is not yet clear which variant will arrive first when the production model’s deliveries begin towards the end of 2021.
The Vision E concept has a coupé rear, reflecting the growing popularity of SUVs with coupé rooflines to create a more sporty appearance. Both versions will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s electric-only MEB platform, which is being used across all of the company’s brands.
Skoda’s sales and marketing boss, Alain Favey, had previously told our sister publication, Autocar UK, that the Vision E “gives a very good idea of what the EV will look like.” Inside, the car will adopt the ‘floating’ screen seen in the Vision X concept, shown earlier this year.
Both coupé and standard SUV variants will sit between the Karoq and Kodiaq, in terms of size, and each will have a battery that will be capable of around a 483-km range. Pricing will be comparable with that of a mid- to upper-range Kodiaq.
Ahead of the Vision E-based models, Skoda will launch the electric Citigo-e, a sibling of the Volkswagen e-Up and future Seat eMii. The car is largely intended for Skoda and its network to gain experience in electric cars, to make sure dealers and repairers are ready.