After the arrival of the first generation electric SUV of the new family in the Volkswagen Group, with VW ID.4 and ID.5, Audi Q4 e-tron and Skoda Enyaq iV (not forgetting the compact VW ID.3), everything points to the 2025 so that the new family of small electric vehicles on a renewed “MEB Small” or “MEB Eco” platform.
The latter would be based on the VW ID.2, the first utility crossover in this new family. Skodafor example, it will have its own version and until now we associated it with the name Elroq. We may have to change the focus of this denomination, since from germany, our colleagues from Auto motor und Sport point to what the future Skoda Elroq will be an electric SUV with dimensions more similar to the current Karoq which, curiously, is next to be updated.
Skoda would intend to take advantage of the existing development with the MEB platform to present a new SUV that is located, by size, between the current Enyaq iV (4.65 meters) and the future utility based on the ID.2 (which will be around 4.10 meters). If the Enyaq iV -and future Enyaq iV Coupe- They have their "equivalent" by dimensions to the Kodiaq, the future Elroq could have it with the Karoq, moving in the environment of 4.38 meters of length.
Skoda Elroq: how it will arrive
From Germany, Auto motor ensures that from Skoda they want to focus this Elroq to be a "independent and space-oriented car concept". Maintaining the proportions offered by the MEB platform, with a significant wheelbase (2.77 meters), the future Elroq would also take advantage of the mechanical layout of current Skoda and VW SUVs. We refer to the fact of having engine and rear drive (which would be around 150 CV), as well as the possibility of opting for versions of all-wheel drive. It is an option that the future MEB platform for small electric vehicles will not allow, since these will have an exclusive engine and front-wheel drive, in addition to having a more varied range of powers and batteries, with 300 kilometers of autonomy at least.
The arrival of this Skoda Elroq would allow the Czech brand get a couple of years ahead of that little urban with crossover overtones, which in the case of the ID.2 is expected for 2025 and for Skoda for 2026. The Elroq could arrive earlier, in 2024. And another important detail: the price. Although the Skoda Enyaq is achieving good reserve figures in its first months of life (with 70,000 orders at the end of September, according to AMS), part of the 34,000 euros in Germany (40,000 in Spain). The Skoda Elroq could have a starting price located in the 28,000 euros, again located between the aforementioned Enayq iV and Skoda's electric urban future, which would try to lower the barrier of 20,000 euros.