Skoda Unveil Vision For The Future

Mon 5th Sep 2022

Skoda has unveiled a series of three new-look EVs while at the same time revealing a new brand for the company.

The Czech car manufacturer is accelerating and expanding its range of electric options with the fleet changing as early as 2026. Skoda will offer three new all-electric models, with many more to follow. To help achieve this, the Czech automobile company will invest an extra €5.6 billion in e-mobility and €700 million in digitalisation over the next five years.

Skoda’s Vision 7S which has a range of over 600 kilometres and a charging rate of 200 kW, provides a sneak peek at the seven-seat electric SUV. The company hopes to offer 70% all-electric vehicles in Europe by 2030. The reimagined SUPERB and KODIAQ models will be launched in late 2023, as well as a new OCTAVIA in 2024. In the transition phase to e-mobility, Skoda will enhance its product line with highly efficient combustion engines.

The VISION 7S reveals the first look at the brand's new design language and at the same time previews an all-new ŠKODA model. The all-electric SUV can accommodate up to seven travellers and includes a number of intelligent design solutions, making it the most premium ŠKODA model on the market. It's based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Electrification Kit (MEB) and has an 89 kWh battery. Using the WLTP driving cycle, this concept study is able to travel over 600 kilometres.

“Through our new brand identity, we’re getting ready for the electric future and clearly positioning ŠKODA among the external competition while at the same time distinguishing ourselves even more clearly from the other brands in the Volkswagen Group,” said Martin Jahn, Skoda’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “The VISION 7S is the forerunner of our new design language that we’ll be rolling out across the entire product portfolio over the coming years. We’ll also be using it to sharpen our customer appeal; with the new styling, we are taking the brand to the next level and aligning it to our customers’ new needs and expectations, particularly regarding user experience (UX), connectivity and the entire customer journey.”