Skoda has confirmed that it will launch four completely new electric cars by 2026, bringing the brand's total number of electric vehicles (EVs) to six. Sitting alongside updated versions of the Enyaq SUV and its fastback-shaped sibling, the Enyaq Coupe, will be a new small car, a Karoq-replacing SUV and a new seven-seater, as well as a family estate - all powered by battery.
The first of Skoda's new electric vehicles to arrive will be the new Elroq SUV, which is billed as an "all-electric successor to the Skoda Karoq". At around 4.5 metres long, it will be slightly longer than the existing Karoq, and Skoda is promising a spacious and very practical interior.
In 2025, meanwhile, Skoda plans to introduce a Fabia-sized compact hatchback with electric power. Built on the same platform as the Volkswagen ID.2, and indeed built at the same factory, the car will offer similar luggage capacity to the existing Skoda Scala hatchback and is expected to cost under €30,000 in Ireland. Skoda has not announced a name for the car, which is being developed under the working title of 'Small'.
After those two models launch, the next-generation electric Skoda estate will arrive in 2026 with a similar footprint to the existing Octavia Combi. Again, that car has not been named, so it's currently simply known as the Estate. Similarly, the largest of the electric models to launch by the end of 2026 - a seven-seat production version of the Vision 7S concept revealed last year - is currently known as the Space.
In the middle of this electric car rollout, Skoda will also bring out refreshed versions of the Enyaq in 2025. Both the standard Enyaq SUV and the Enyaq Coupe will be updated with Skoda's new design language, which is expected to be shared with other new Skoda models going forward. Although Skoda has not revealed proper images of any of its forthcoming models, it has shown off 'sculptures' that hint at an angular, chunky design for the new cars.
According to the Czech firm, this design language is called Modern Solid, and is intended to combine "robustness, functionality and authenticity". Skoda is also promising new badging with the Skoda name writ large across the bonnet and steering wheel, as well as interior design cues previewed in the Vision 7S concept. The simplified touchscreen with six hotkey buttons is expected to make it into the production car, as is the centre console with three large rotary controls.
No replacement for displacement
Although Skoda is clearly pushing its electric models, the company is still going to continue with combustion-powered vehicles. The brand describes "efficient and popular" internal combustion-powered cars as a "mainstay" of the Skoda range, and significant updates have been promised for the Octavia, Scala and Kamiq. The firm is also promising to keep its Superb and Kodiaq models alive and kicking with all new generations arriving later this year.
The best of both worlds
"With six new all-electric models across all segments by 2026, Skoda Auto is moving even faster towards sustainable, electric, individual mobility," said Klaus Zellmer, chairman of the board of Skoda Auto. "Together with our new and highly efficient conventional and hybrid-powered models, we are offering the best of both worlds - meeting our existing and new customers' needs around the globe in this time of transition."