One of the urban electric vehicles that are destined to take over a large part of the prominence of a market that turns towards this type of car is the reborn Renault 5, announced this year and whose arrival is expected in 2024. The Volkswagen Group has plans to counter the resurrection of the popular French utility vehicle, and one of the models set to directly rival the R5 will be the Skoda Elroq, which will be close to a Fabia size and affordable.
The replacement for the Fabia?
The strategy that the Czech firm has already drawn for its next few years will result in the arrival of different 100% electric vehicles, with a range of products that will grow from the bottom up, as pointed out by the French media L'argus, is based on statements made earlier this year by Thomas Schäfer, Skoda's top representative. Given that we are talking about a utility vehicle, the future Elroq - a name that would have already been registered - will be located below the Enyaq and its imminent coupe variant.
From the aforementioned French media, they point out that the future 100% electric vehicle from Skoda will have a length of about 4 meters so that the Elroq will not replace the Citigo iV, the small ecological utility was withdrawn from the range of the Czech manufacturer. Instead, it will run as a replacement for the Fabia, and that this same year it has released a new generation, although it will not have a direct replacement at the end of its commercial life. However, the two cars could coexist very well, especially since according to its name ending in a "Q", the Elroq could exhibit a crossover look.
Made in Martorell
The Czech brand will be in charge of developing all the urban electric models of the Volkswagen group, that is, the VW ID.1 and ID.2, as well as the Seat Acandra, with the aim of being sold for less than 20,000 euros, not including incentives. governmental. To meet this price, the Czech manufacturer will rely on an evolution of the MEB platform and on a cheaper battery, composed of iron phosphate (LFP), which should allow it to travel 300 kilometers. In addition, everything indicates that production will take place in Spain at the Seat plant located in Martorell.
Skoda will present the Elroq in 2024, so it will be the first of the three electric utility vehicles that are yet to arrive as both the ID.1 and the Acandra will land in dealerships in 2025.