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New Entry-Level EV From Škoda

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The news we have been all waiting for! Škoda Auto has revealed the name of its battery-electric city SUV crossover, along with a design study showing a first glimpse of the new model. The Škoda Epiq, due to be unveiled in 2025 with an expected Irish launch in 2026, will showcase the brand’s Modern Solid design language, complemented by a flawless digital experience, with new technologies and assistance systems. Measuring 4.1 metres in length, it will feature a spacious interior and up to 490 litres of luggage capacity.

Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Škoda Auto, says: “The coming Škoda 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.”

4.1 metres long, electric range of over 400 km and up to 490 litres of luggage capacity. The new digital design study released by Škoda highlights key features and characteristics of the future production vehicle. At 4.1 metres in length, the Škoda Epiq city SUV crossover will have plenty of space for five people and a luggage capacity of up to 490 litres. Škoda’s most affordable electric vehicle, it is the perfect choice for customers new to electric mobility. It fully incorporates the powerful new Modern Solid design language – inside and out – and offers a maximum electric range of more than 400 kilometres.

Oliver Stefani, Head of Škoda Design, says: “Our new design language – Modern Solid – represents the next level of modernity. Smart functionality and practicality are harmoniously balanced by attractive new looks and our sustainability approach. The Škoda Epiq design study perfectly embodies all the key attributes of the new design language.”

Modern Solid: powerful, functional, authentic design reinterprets classic Škoda attributes. The new Modern Solid design language combines robustness, functionality and authenticity. The Škoda Epiq design study features a sculpted bonnet bearing a new Škoda wordmark. Its Tech-Deck Face in glossy black is a modern reinterpretation of the familiar Škoda grille and houses electrical devices like the distance radar and the front camera. The Tech-Deck Face is flanked by bifunctional, T-shaped LED elements for the daytime running lights and indicators. The front headlamps are in a lower, secondary position. Their light modules have a cubist-inspired design and feature Matrix LED technology. The robust front bumper comes with a striking spoiler painted in Unique Dark Chrome. The minimalist look of the Škoda 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.

A striking name for an epic milestone in Škoda history. The Škoda Epiq will be a milestone in Škoda history, which is emphasised by its distinctive and easily recognisable name. It fits perfectly into the naming structure of Škoda’s BEV SUV models: the E at the beginning stands for a battery-electric Škoda model, while the Q at the end identifies it as a member of the brand’s SUV family. Epiq is derived from the ancient Greek word “epos”, which stands for “word” or “verse”, but also for “tale” or “poem”. The name evokes positive associations such as amazing, great, extraordinary and remarkable. With its clever features and versatility, the Škoda Epiq aims to fulfil the needs of both family- and lifestyle-oriented customers.

John Donegan, Director of Škoda Ireland, says: The Epiq is planned to make its Irish debut in 2026 as our most affordable electric Škoda model. For customers who can’t wait until 2026 we have a Karoq sized BEV, called the Elro5 that will be unveiled before the end of this year and will go on sale in 2025. Until then the Enyaq offers excellent value at the moment with consumer personal contract plan finance offers from 0% APR.”