Introducing Škoda’s Electric Elroq SUV

Škoda has unveiled exciting new details about its upcoming Elroq – the brand’s compact electric SUV that will showcase its fresh new design language. Slated for its worldwide debut this autumn, the Elroq will mark Škoda’s third fully electric model, following the Enyaq and the Enyaq Coupé, and will take its place above the upcoming Epiq baby EV in the brand’s ambitious lineup of six battery-electric vehicles.

The Elroq, positioned as the electric counterpart to the Karoq, is constructed on the Volkswagen Group’s cutting-edge MEB platform for electric cars. Promising a blend of compactness and spaciousness, this EV is crafted to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride, coupled with clever storage solutions and a luggage capacity ranging from 470 to 1,580 litres to cater to the needs of urban and suburban drivers.

Distinctively, the Elroq is the pioneer of Škoda’s fresh Modern Solid design concept. Embracing the sleek Tech-Deck Face element in glossy black, this revolutionary feature is set to replace the traditional Škoda grille as the signature design element of the brand. Concealing advanced sensors such as radar and front camera, the Tech-Deck Face is tailored to enable the latest in cutting-edge assistance systems.

Breaking conventions, the Elroq will be the first production model from Škoda to bid goodbye to the bonnet logo in favour of the brand’s new Škoda lettering. Noteworthy design highlights include LED headlights with elegant lines, a contemporary four-eye face, and a minimalist 2D aesthetic.

The interior of the Elroq exudes the same Modern Solid design theme, featuring the familiar 5.0-inch Digital Cockpit from the Škoda Enyaq, along with an optional 13.0-inch infotainment screen. Enhancements include a head-up display with Augmented Reality visuals and new Simply Clever features like a storage net for charging cables and a QR code in the boot offering practical loading tips.

With four distinct models on offer, the Elroq will boast power outputs ranging from 170hp to 300hp, coupled with a remarkable WLTP range of over 348 miles (560km) and swift charging times of under 28 minutes.

Following the Enyaq’s naming convention, the model designations signify the battery capacity. The entry-level Elroq 50 packs a 170hp rear motor and a 55kWh (gross) battery. The next variant, Elroq 60, features a 204hp rear motor and 63kWh battery, with performance matching the 50 model.

Furthermore, there’s an 85 version delivering 285hp and an all-wheel-drive 85x variant with twin motors churning out 300hp. Both models can achieve a top speed of 112mph/180km/h and come equipped with an 82kWh battery, ensuring an extended range exceeding 348 miles (560km) WLTP.

While Škoda has yet to confirm the range for all models, the Elroq 85 and Elroq 85x are projected to offer more than 348 miles (560km) WLTP-certified range. All versions support DC fast-charging, with varying maximum charging rates. The Elroq 85 and Elroq 85x support DC charging up to 175kW, enabling quick charges from 10% to 80% in under 28 minutes. At AC stations, all Elroq models can charge at rates of up to 11kW, completing a full charge in approximately 5.5 to 8 hours, depending on the variant.

Noteworthy features of the Elroq include automatic and manual battery pre-conditioning to optimize charging in low temperatures, along with the MyŠkoda app that enables control over charging transactions on public networks and the vehicle’s air conditioning system, all from the convenience of your smartphone.

The highly anticipated Škoda Elroq is slated for a 2025 launch, with prices anticipated to begin at around £37,000, offering an enticing option for eco-conscious drivers seeking a blend of style, performance, and sustainability.

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