Following the Skoda Enyaq iV, Skoda intends to launch several compact electric crossovers, and then build the Octavia with an all-electric power plant. Note that despite the popularity of crossovers, the Octavia sedan and station wagon are also leaders in the segment. So, for 9 months of this year, 99,100 units of Skoda Kamiq, 96,600 Karoq and 82,600 Kodiaq were sold all over the world. The Octavia sold 159,400 copies.
It is assumed that the electric version of the Octavia will be bought by those customers who do not need to “carry air” in a crossover or fleet, where a sedan or station wagon would be more appropriate. It is expected that the new model will be based on the electric car Volkswagen Aero B. However, unlike the parent company, Skoda is not going to change the power plant along with the naming of the model.
According to preliminary data, the new electric version of the Skoda Octavia will appear on the market no earlier than 2023. In parallel with it, work will be carried out on the launch of compact crossovers on electric traction. In this case, the models will be focused on use within the city, which means that they will receive low-power propulsion systems and a small power reserve.
Note that Skoda does not name the technical characteristics of the new electric Octavia. Based on the positioning of the brand, even if the novelty is based on the Aero B, the electric car will still not receive a powerful power plant, but at the same time the power reserve may well correspond to the older model.
We also advise you to watch the full breakdown of the Octavia A8 1.4TSI Aisin 8AT Ambition from the FineAuto team: