Skoda will be limited to two similar electric vehiclesOctober 12, 2020
The company Skoda does not intend to expand its model line of electric cars yet.
This summer, Skoda unveiled its first electric vehicle on the Volkswagen MEB platform, the Enyaq iV crossover. The publication Autocar, citing Skoda’s director of sales and marketing Alan Favi, claims that the company is preparing a similar model with a cross-coupe body.
Skoda Eniyaq’s closest relatives, the Volkswagen ID.4 and Audi Q4 e-tron crossovers, will also have similar coupe-like versions. Cars will differ in a different design of the rear of the body and, possibly, more sporty suspension settings. Their batteries and power plants will be the same as those of conventional crossovers.
At the same time, Favi said that the Czech brand would slow down its electromobilization at this. Recently it became known that Skoda is discontinuing production of its smallest electric car, Citigo-e. And the development of new electric cars is not yet underway.
According to Favi, Skoda believes it will be able to expand its model range very quickly by using the Volkswagen chassis. Therefore, the Czechs prefer not to rush and wait for the growth of demand for electric vehicles in order to quickly satisfy it with new electric models when demand really grows.
The company especially relies on the sale of electric vehicles in Western Europe, where Skoda’s position is not very strong yet. So far, the largest markets for Skoda are Eastern European countries. Enyaq aims to increase sales west of the Czech Republic.
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