Skoda to replace Fabia with £18k SUV-style urban EV

Skoda to replace Fabia with £18k SUV-style urban EV

Skoda is working on an entry-level electric model to replace the Fabia, boss Klaus Zellmer has told DrivesToday.

This new car will be priced similarly to the Fabia, Zellmer said, which currently retails in the UK at £17,800 in SE Comfort hatchback guise. Speaking at the launch of the Vision 7S concept car, which previews an electric seven-seat SUV that’s due in showrooms in 2026, Zellmer said: “The biggest challenge at the moment is the cost [of making] battery-electric vehicles, especially when producing a car [the size of] the Fabia. We will have to stay a little patient.”

At the debut of the 7S concept in Prague, it was confirmed that the production version will arrive at the same time as an urban EV and a crossover EV, followed by two other electric cars – one of which is expected to be the Fabia replacement. This would earmark it for a launch in the last quarter of the decade.

It’s thought this will look radically different from the Fabia when it arrives, with Skoda’s new design language – previewed as part of the Vision 7S – hinting more at SUV-style bodywork, rather than the Fabia’s traditional supermini styling. It’s expected to be underpinned by the new entry-version of the Volkswagen Group’s MEB architecture as the new entry point to the Skoda range.

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