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All-electric Skoda Elroq: the first details!

July 1, 2024

Skoda Elroq marks start of offensive

The introduction of the Skoda Elroq marks the beginning of Skoda’s new all-electric car offensive, which includes the introduction of six battery-electric models for the next few years. Positioned between the Enyaq and the upcoming smallest SUV model, the Skoda Epiq, the Elroq is the electric alternative to the Skoda Karoq.

Design Skoda Elroq

Behind the high-gloss black Tech-Deck Face, which takes the place of the traditional Skoda grille, engineers have hidden elements such as the radar and front camera. Above that is the new signature on the highly contoured hood, making this the brand’s first production model where the logo that previously sat there has been dropped.

The Elroq’s LED headlights also feature a striking new design. They feature decorative light strips at the top for position lights, turn signals and daytime running lights. At the bottom, two LED modules for low and high beams form a horizontal reinterpretation of Škoda’s iconic four-eyed face. They also provide maximum visibility in the dark. The light units are available in two versions, and even the standard split headlights use LED technology exclusively. The top-of-the-range LED matrix headlights use matrix technology, consisting of 36 individual light segments.

In addition, the upper part of the headlights features a newly designed daytime running lights with four rectangular openings. For the taillights, Skoda stays true to familiar stylistic features, such as C-shaped light graphics and partially illuminated crystal elements, which harmonize perfectly with the Modern Solid design language. Two versions of the taillight units are also available, both with full-LED technology. The top version features dynamic turn signals, illuminated crystal elements, an animation when opening the tailgate and a new Coming/Leaving Home animation that includes the headlights.

The Elroq gets a slightly sloping roofline, which flows seamlessly into a roof spoiler above the tailgate. This provides excellent aerodynamics, with an air resistance coefficient of only 0.26. Wheel sizes range from 19 to 21 inches.

Interior Skoda Elroq

The interior has a simple layout. The 5-inch Digital Cockpit clearly displays key driving data. The driver gets more information through the optional head-up display and Augmented Reality visualizations. The central screen of the infotainment system has a standard 13-inch diameter and a simplified menu and control interface. With the Design Selections offered for the interior of the Elroq, the brand places even more emphasis on the use of durable and practical materials.

The basic Design Selection for the interior of the compact SUV is called Studio and includes predominantly dark gray fabrics. In the Loft Design Selection, the door panels, seats, dashboard, center armrest and knee area are upholstered in Recytitan fiber in Dark Melange color. Recytitan consists of 78 percent recycled PET material, such as from drinking bottles. The rest is obtained from virgin PET material and mechanically recycled fibers. These fibers are processed without additional chemical treatments. 

Powertrain Skoda Elroq

The Skoda Elroq – built on Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) – comes to the Netherlands with a choice of three powertrain variants: as Elroq 50, 60 and 85. These versions range in battery capacity and corresponding power, from 125 kW to 220 kW.

Skoda Elroq - camouflage

Fast charging up to 175 kW 

All variants of the Elroq support DC fast charging, although maximum charging speeds differ. The Elroq 85 is capable of fast charging up to 175 kW. Batteries of all drive options can be charged from 10% to 80% in less than 28 minutes. At AC charging stations, all Elroq versions can be charged at speeds up to 11 kW, reaching full charge in about 5.5 to 8 hours, depending on the version.

The Elroq supports automatic and manual battery reconditioning. Battery preheating prepares the battery for DC charging at low ambient temperatures, optimizing the charging rate. The process can be started manually by pressing a button on the central infotainment display, or automatically while driving to a charging station, based on navigation data and battery temperature.

Luggage space Skoda Elroq

The boot of the Skoda Elroq has a standard capacity of 470 liters and can be expanded to as much as 1,580 liters by folding down the rear seats. There are also plenty of interior storage options available with a total capacity of 48 liters, including several convenient storage compartments. The compact SUV also boasts numerous Simply Clever features, including a practical, optional storage net under the parcel shelf for the charging cable. The parcel shelf itself is adjustable, allowing smart and flexible use of the cargo space.

The Skoda Elroq also offers two additional storage compartments on the sides of the luggage compartment. Another new feature is a QR code in the luggage compartment. After scanning, it lists the equipment and features available in that car. Interactive video instructions on how to use the hat shelf or net systems, for example, can also be displayed.

Safety and driver assistance systems

Driving assistance systems include Travel Assist, a parking assistant, Intelligent Park Assist and Remote Parking. The Elroq is equipped with up to nine airbags. Airbags for the driver and front passenger, head airbags, front side airbags and a central airbag between the front seats are standard on board; rear side airbags are available at extra cost.

Electric mobility at Skoda

In early 2020, Skoda launched the first all-electric production model in the brand’s history with the Citigo-e iV . In the fall of 2020, the Skoda Enyaq was introduced to the world, an all-electric SUV that was the first production model based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform for modular electric cars. In both 2021 and 2022, the Enyaq was the best-selling electric car in the Netherlands. In the first quarter of 2022, the range was complemented by the dynamic and elegant Enyaq Coupe. In the first quarter of 2024, 14,000 units of the all-electric Enyaq were delivered worldwide, up 12.3 percent from the same period in 2023. In the same quarter, the Enyaq was the sixth best-selling electric car in Europe, with a market share of 3.1 percent. Moreover, it was the best-selling BEV in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the second best-selling electric car in Germany and Switzerland, and the third best-selling electric car in Finland and Lithuania.

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Skoda Elroq - camouflage

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