Skoda Working on a 7-Seater Electric SUV, Likely EV Version of Skoda Kodiaq

The new Skoda electric SUV is likely to offer more range than the 550 km offered on the Skoda Enyaq

Skoda is the latest auto major in the pursuit of electrifying its vehicle lineup. With its plans to introduce six new electric vehicles by 2026, the Czech auto major may already be in the process of building an all-electric 7-seater SUV, if recent reports are to be believed.

Images of a new design patent by Skoda are now doing the rounds on the internet, hinting at an all-new EV in the works. From what we can figure by looking at the design language of the new model, the new electric SUV may come as an all-electric version of the Kodiaq. The ICE version of the Kodiaq currently retails for a starting price of about Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. However, the all-electric version of the 7-seater SUV is likely to be much costlier, as reported by Auto Express.

Skoda Electric SUV – What to expect

As for the design, we may see many similarities between the two versions, with both being based on Skoda’s new ‘Modern Solid’ design language, as previewed by the Vision 7S concept. Once in production, the new electric SUV is expected to be almost five metres long and may have a wider stance with bigger wheel arches. The production version is also expected to tone down the flashy design quirks of the Skoda Vision 7S concept with a simpler design and ‘Skoda’ lettering at the front and the rear instead of the badge.

Skoda 7-seater electric SUV design patent

For performance, the new electric SUV is expected to come with a larger battery than the one seen on the Skoda Enyaq, since the new model is supposed to have a wider stance. With this, we can expect more range on the new SUV than the 550 km offered by the Enyaq, which was recently showcased in India at the Bharat Mobility Expo 2024. Even then, the new Skoda electric SUV is expected to use the same MEB technology which forms the base of the Enyaq.

It is unclear as to when the new all-electric Skoda SUV will see the light of day. Though we can expect it to mark its debut by 2026 as the company makes efforts to electrify more of its offerings and 7-seater SUVs are one of the segments it excels in.