The company’s CEO Thomas Schafer confirmed at the Skoda Annual Press Conference 2021 in March that the next new Skoda electric car (excluding derivatives) would be a model smaller than the Enyaq iV.
Asked if the next all-new Skoda EV will likely be an ID.3-sized hatch, Schafer said that the next model will indeed be smaller than the Skoda Enyaq iV. The company chief didn’t disclose the body style of that model, though.
According to a report from Autocar, the first upcoming electric car Skoda plans to launch below the Enyaq iV (and Enyaq iV Coupe) would sit on the MEB platform with dimensions similar to the VW ID.3. Skoda may distinguish it with a completely different top hat, one with a crossover-like look and more interior space in similar dimensions.
Skoda would focus on the space and practicality of the compact EV to make it more desirable than the ID.3 and the Cupra Born. Oliver Stefani, Head of Design, Skoda, told Autocar that luggage space will continue being a priority while designing its future electric cars. “People love it (spaciousness), and it’s not something we want to give up,” the designer said.
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