Skoda is going big with a couple of all-electric cars ready to fill up their line up.
The Felicia E will be the first in the lot which will be available both as a hatch and coupe SUV model when it gets launched in 2020.
The competition is going on a high note that has made the automobile manufacturer to step into the industry, not just with one but two different EVs so that they can take down their opponents. The pure electric hatchback and the coupe SUV will be the ones to hit dealership stores. They will not only be sporting the most advanced technology in automobile industry but will also be the most expensive models from Skoda in their 122-year old history.
Instead of trying to go all-electric instantly, Skoda is going to go with one step at a time. The first launch would be the Superb plug-in hybrid model which will be followed by an electric variant of the Citigo set for reveal in 2019. The big production work will begin from 2020 onwards which is when the Vision E Concept will come to life. The concept model is said to be revealed at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show.
The new car has been mounted on the MEB chassis developed by Volkswagen. The particular chassis has been built from the base to be an electric motor friendly car. It will have ample space for the batteries to be mounted along with the other components. The same MEB platform is also to be used by an Audi car in their own EV model.
Skoda has been marketing not only in the US, UK but has spread their horizons to China and has huge demand for their cars in the region. The electric technology is being introduced much earlier than originally planned because of the growing customer demand and the need to capture as much market share as possible before everyone else gets onboard. The Coupe SUV model will be sized moderately so that it sits comfortably between Karoq and the Kodiaq in terms of length.
The interior space can comfortably accommodate all passengers on board. With multiple batteries connected together, the car is expected to produce about 302 horsepower and can go up to 310 miles on a single charge. Skoda is going to break their tradition by pricing the model at £40,000 which is the most expensive launch from their company but is quite less compared to Tesla’s Model X SUV.
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