2026 Skoda’s model blitz - four new EVs and three ICE cars

2026 Skoda’s model blitz - four new EVs and three ICE cars

Skoda estate stars in EV blitz. Alternative to the Octavia wagon is one of four new EVs by 2026.

Skoda will launch an Octavia-sized electric estate as part of a new-look EV range that, by 2026, will include a £22,000 entry-level compact urban crossover, an SUV called the Elroq and a production version of the Vision 7S MPV concept.

The upcoming electric models will also be joined by facelifts of the Enyaq iV SUV and Coupé. They will be sold alongside a range of “modern and highly efficient” pure and hybridised combustion cars, as Skoda pushes to offer the “most diverse” portfolio in its history.

Seen as “an important mainstay” during Skoda’s transition to becoming an all-electric car maker, these combustion-powered cars include refreshed Octavia, Kamiq and Scala models as well as the next-generation Superb and Kodiaq.

Leading the charge will be an all-electric wagon, currently bearing the working title ‘Estate’. Being launched in 2026, it will arrive effectively as an electric alternative to the Octavia, given that it will match the estate variant’s length and focus on “taking the strengths of this particularly popular and successful Skoda bodystyle into the electric age”.

The electric estate will arrive in the same year as a production version of the 7S flagship, currently dubbed ‘Space’ due to its size – similar to the Land Rover Discovery. Hitting showrooms before then, in 2024, will be the Elroq, an all-electric successor to the Karoq. The car will be the first to feature Skoda’s new ‘Modern Solid’ rugged design language.

All three EVs are likely to use a more advanced version of Skoda’s new 89kWh battery, which is due next year with a WLTP range of more than 370 miles and a charging rate of up to 200kW – far quicker than any mainstream Volkswagen Group EV battery on the market today.

Arriving after the Elroq will be a new entry-level A-segment EV, currently called ‘Small’. Confirmed for 2025, it will be positioned as an electric alternative to the Fabia, which it will be sold alongside.

The small EV will be twinned with sibling brand Cupra’s upcoming Urban Rebel. Skoda has confirmed they will be a similar size and share a production line at VW’s Spanish plant – along with the VW ID 2all city car. The trio will be closely related but differently styled.

As with the ID 2all, the goal is for the small Skoda to be sold with a starting price of around €25,000 (£22,000) to “make electric mobility affordable”. It will be one of the first models to sit on the new VW Group MEB Entry platform, which, thanks to its front-wheel- drive set-up, enables a large boot of around 460 litres. The platform can accept two battery sizes – 38kWh and 56kWh, with the latter offering 280 miles of range. The 38kWh version is expected to be fitted in the entry model.

Octavia-sized electric estate will be launched in 2026.

From top: £22k small EV due in 2025; Vision 7S concept; Elroq, a 2024 Karoq-style EV.

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