Skoda Epiq Electric SUV With 400+Km Range Unveiled, Launch Set for 2025

Skoda Epiq has been unveiled as the latest attempt by Skoda to expand its EV lineup. Here is what the new electric SUV brings to Skoda's international market

Skoda Auto has unveiled its much-awaited battery electric vehicle that shall serve as the entry-level offering for the German carmaker in its international EV markets, including India. Called Skoda Epiq, the EV takes the form of a city SUV crossover that is 4.1 metres in length and offers a spacious interior and up to 490 litres of luggage capacity. Interestingly, the Epiq promises a range of over 400km on a single charge. Here is a detailed look at what Skoda will be bringing to electric car enthusiasts with the Skoda Epiq in the time to come.

First things first, the Skoda Epiq will be marking its market debut in 2025, with a cost of around 25,000 euros or around Rs 22.5 lakh. However, Skoda has already outed all of the details for the electric car and is confident in presenting its design study well in advance of its international launch. About the EV, Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Skoda Auto says “The coming Skoda Epiq will package a lot of car for an attractive price and a big interior with a compact size. Our customers want choices, which is why we are expanding our growing e-mobility portfolio into this popular segment. I hope these first design teasers demonstrate that the Epiq will shine because of its modern design, everyday range and user-friendly technologies – all of it affordable.”

Skoda Epiq Design

Skoda Epiq

For the Epiq electric SUV, Skoda has followed the new Modern Solid design language that combines robustness, functionality and authenticity. From what can be seen in the images following the design study, the Škoda Epiq features a sculpted bonnet bearing a new Skoda wordmark. Other than that, the bonnet also sports a Tech-Deck Face in glossy black, meant to be a modern reinterpretation of the familiar Skoda grille. It houses electrical devices like the distance radar and the front camera and is flanked by bifunctional, T-shaped LED elements for the daytime running lights and indicators.

The front headlamps are in a lower, secondary position and feature Matrix LED technology. There is also a spoiler painted in Unique Dark Chrome at the front. The side view is characterised by a high, sweeping tornado line that brings out the car’s powerful shoulders. The wheel arches below are picked out with a striking trim and house aerodynamically optimised wheels. A roof spoiler further enhances aerodynamic efficiency. At the rear, the Epiq sports a robust bumper and Skoda lettering in Unique Dark Chrome on the tailgate.

Skoda Epiq electric SUV

The minimalist look of the Skoda Epic design study is underlined by the matt metallic paintwork in bright Moon White. Flashy Orange detailing on the roof rails and the wheels as well as on the front and rear bumpers add visual interest.

Skoda Epiq Features

As for its features, the Skoda Epiq will come with an open storage compartment including a wireless mobile phone charger in the free-floating centre console. The Simply Clever compartments at the back and the front will provide more storage options along with bag hooks, cargo elements, fastening hooks and a hidden underfloor compartment. New Smkoda lettering will be seen across the two-spoke steering wheel, along with physical buttons and haptic scroll wheels with Flashy Orange accents. The Skoda Epiq will come with a mobile digital key to let users interact with the car through their phones or other smart devices.

Skoda Epiq electric SUV interiors

The highlight feature, however, will be the bidirectional charging support on the Skoda Epiq, which will help transform the car into a rolling energy storage unit that can power other appliances.

Skoda says that the Epiq will be made in Pamplona, Spain, as a joint project of Volkswagen’s Brand Group Core representatives Skoda, Cupra and Volkswagen. Skoda also promises to invest billions of euros into similar electric mobility vehicles in the coming years, starting with the Skoda Elroq, a battery-electric compact SUV, scheduled for launch later this year.