New small electric Skoda SUV on its way for around £22,000

A small electric SUV will spearhead a wave of affordable electric Skoda models

Skoda small SUV render
  • Baby Skoda SUV costing around £22,000
  • Range of up to 280 miles likely
  • Arriving in 2025

Skoda has confirmed it’s set to launch a small electric SUV in 2025, with an estimated price tag of around £22,000. It will form part of Skoda’s ongoing EV offensive, with plans to launch as many as six new electric models by 2026.

Potentially the most important of the lot for UK buyers, the small and affordable SUV will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB Entry underpinnings. These are the same building blocks shared with the Volkswagen ID.2all concept we first saw in mid-March, that looks awfully like an electric replacement for the Volkswagen Polo.

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The ID.2all concept is also expected to spawn a high-riding Volkswagen ID.2X baby electric SUV, that will be similar in stature to Skoda’s as-yet-unnamed new model. Measuring around 4.1 metres in length, the smallest Skoda SUV so far would slot in just beneath the petrol-powered Skoda Kamiq in the Czech brand’s lineup. 

It’s also expected to share the same battery and motor technology as the ID.2all, which means it will be front-wheel drive and powered by a single electric motor with up to 233bhp. Battery sizes are expected to be 38kWh and 56kWh, with the former giving the Skoda its low entry price, and the latter costing a bit more but boosting its range to around 280 miles. The cheaper version should be ideal for city dwellers, while the longer-legged 56kWh model is likely to suit buyers who need to take longer motorway trips more often.

Skoda small SUV sculpture rear

Our exclusive image is based on Skoda’s official sculpture previewing the new model, so should be a close match to the concept when it’s revealed in full. It will take on a growing number of small electric SUV models like the Jeep Avenger, Peugeot e-2008 and forthcoming MINI Aceman and electric Ford Puma. The Skoda’s design will take its inspiration from existing models, along with the brand’s new wave of EV models like the larger Skoda Elroq.

Read our in-depth review of the Skoda Kamiq, the brand’s smallest SUV available now, or take a look at our round-up of the best small electric cars currently available
 

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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