Skoda’s Small EV Will Be Differentiated From Its VW And Cupra Siblings

Skoda’s Small EV Will Be Differentiated From Its VW And Cupra Siblings

The VW Group is developing a group of MEB-based fully electric city cars with the emblems of VW, Cupra, Seat, and Skoda. While we have already seen the VW ID.Life and the Cupra UrbanRebel concepts previewing production models for 2025, plus a teaser from Seat, Skoda has yet to show its own version. Thomas Schäfer, Skoda CEO, gave hints on the upcoming EV which will be differentiated from its mechanically-related siblings.

Speaking to Autocar, Skoda’s CEO admitted that the teams from Seat, Cupra, and Volkswagen “are pushing ahead a little stronger on that side” referring to the urban EVs. On a positive note, he added: “We’re coming shortly with an announcement on this one but rest assured it will be differentiated from our sister brands and a beautiful concept that really fits Skoda.”

This likely means that the small electric model will be focused on practicality, incorporating the signature “Simply Clever” features found in other models from the current Skoda range. Judging from the ICE-powered counterparts, it could also be more affordable than its siblings although we can’t be sure about Skoda’s strategy so far into the future.

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For a good measure, the VW ID.2 is expected to start around €20,000 ($22,423), while the Cupra equivalent will have a more premium price tag of €25,000 ($28,021). As for Seat’s electric crossover, this will be somewhere in between. All of them will be based on a shortened version of the VW Group’s MEB architecture. This means they will be sharing most of their underpinnings including the battery and electric motors. The same will apply to Skoda’s model, although the latter will have a different styling approach compared to VW’s urban crossover and Cupra’s urban hot hatch.

The new electric Skoda will likely arrive a little bit later than its siblings, which are set for a 2025 debut. However, Skoda could preview its urban EV with a concept car in the following years, giving us a better idea of what to expect. A smaller EV could serve as an entry point to the Skoda range, eventually replacing the discontinued Skoda Citigo-e iV, which was the cheapest EV in the entire VW Group.

Currently, Skoda is only offering two fully electric models – the Enyaq iV and the Enyaq Coupe iV – but this is going to change in the future with a more populous zero-emission range. Earlier reports stated that the group will roll out an even smaller MEB-based VW ID.1 which could spawn variants from Skoda and Seat.

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