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Skoda outlines future for Kodiaq, Superb, Octavia

Skoda has previewed its new design language and promised a trio of new electric vehicles, but it hasn’t forgotten old combustion-powered favourites.

The brand has announced that, though it plans for over 70 per cent of its sales to be of all-electric models in Europe by 2030, it intends on “strengthening its product portfolio of highly efficient combustion engines”.

The Czech automaker has confirmed it will launch new generations of the Superb and Kodiaq in 2023, as well as a “modernised” Octavia in 2024.

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Camera IconSuperb Credit: CarExpert
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Camera IconKodiaq Credit: CarExpert
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The current-generation Skoda Superb was first revealed at the 2015 Geneva motor show and went on sale locally in early 2016, while the Kodiaq followed in 2017. The latter recently received a mid-life facelift.

The Octavia is the newest of the trio, with its latest generation going on sale locally in late 2020. That would therefore make it due for a mid-life update around 2024.

While Skoda doesn’t currently sell any plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), the current Octavia and Superb are available in PHEV guise in markets like Europe.

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Camera IconVision 7S concept Credit: CarExpert

The new generation combustion-powered Skodas will be joined by an expanded range of electric vehicles. It currently offers only one, the Enyaq iV.

The Skoda Vision 7S concept revealed this week previews a new design language that will be used on three electric vehicles (EVs) due by 2026, which includes a seven-seat “family car” based on the concept.

The other two are a compact SUV, which could reportedly be called the Elroq, and a small car

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Camera IconTeased Skoda small car EV Credit: CarExpert

The latter was recently teased and is expected to be built on the MEB Small platform that’ll be shared with the Cupra UrbanRebel and an entry-level Volkswagen model.

While Skoda is already planning its next generation of EVs, we’re still waiting for an all-electric model to launch Down Under.

The Czech automaker recently confirmed it plans to bring the Enyaq iV to Australia, but production shortages mean it won’t be ready to start taking orders until the second half of 2023.

Based on the current timeline, local deliveries probably won’t start until 2024.

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Camera IconEnyaq iV Credit: CarExpert
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Camera IconEnyaq Coupe iV Credit: CarExpert

Both the conventional SUV and ‘coupe SUV’ body styles of the Enyaq iV are set to come Down Under.

The Skoda Enyaq iV will follow the Volkswagen ID.3-based Cupra Born all-electric hatchback into the Australian market, due in the early stages of 2023.

Volkswagen also recently announced it plans to launch the ID.4 and ID.5 all-electric SUVs before the end of 2023 if the company’s local division gets its way.

All of these vehicles are based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular architecture, which also underpins the Audi Q4 e-tron and Volkswagen ID. Buzz, among others.

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