Skoda Elroq EV: New Electric Crossover to Rival Ford Explorer EV

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Skoda Elroq EV
Skoda Elroq EV

Skoda, the Czech carmaker known for practicality, is set to challenge the Ford Explorer EV with the Elroq, a new electric crossover.

Slotted below the Enyaq in Skoda’s lineup, the Elroq is expected to rival the Explorer EV in size, measuring around 177 inches long. With a focus on family needs, Skoda highlights the Elroq’s spacious and functional interior.

Just like its American competitor, the Elroq is anticipated to utilize the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, joining a roster of electric vehicles including the Cupra Tavascan and Born, Audi’s Q4 and Q5 e-tron, and various Volkswagen ID models.

This common platform should provide the Elroq with access to diverse battery and motor options, potentially offering both single-motor and future dual-motor all-wheel drive variants.

Skoda Elroq EV
Skoda Elroq EV (Skoda)

Catching attention during testing at the Nurburgring, the Skoda Elroq is an electric SUV cloaked in camouflage but brimming with design cues.

A fresh take on the front fascia showcases split headlights flanking a central air intake, replacing the grille traditionally needed for gasoline-powered vehicles.

Regular door handles, a rear spoiler, and sleek lines on the bumper with LED taillights complete the exterior hints. While the interior is mostly a mystery, shots offer a tantalizing look of a large infotainment screen positioned like a tablet on the dashboard.

A digital instrument cluster is also likely present, and Skoda might borrow some buttons and knobs from their Enyaq model for production efficiency.

Higher-end trims could boast a sunroof, ambient lighting, wireless charging, extra USB ports, and top-of-the-line safety features. Reports suggest an official reveal later in 2024, possibly by fall, with deliveries potentially starting before the year’s end.

This means the wait for a full picture of the production Elroq, likely incorporating familiar Skoda design elements, won’t be much longer.


By Park-Shin Jung

I am Park-Shin Jung. I am a professional content writer for cars.

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