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New Skoda Epiq: upcoming small electric SUV gets a bold name

First official look at the upcoming Skoda Epiq in concept form – production model on the way next year

  • Fully electric small SUV
  • Could cost as little as £22,000
  • Due to go on sale next year

This is our first glimpse of the upcoming Skoda Epiq, a new small electric SUV that’s due to hit the market in 2025. Designed to fill the void left by the long-discontinued Skoda Yeti, the Epiq will slot into the smaller end of the Czech brand’s SUV lineup, sitting under the Karoq and the Kodiaq. With a focus on affordability, it’s possible that the Epiq could cost as little as £22,000 when it goes on sale next year – significantly less than the brand’s current EV, the Enyaq.

What do we know about the Skoda Epiq so far?

The official images released by Skoda show a chunky small SUV with influences from its current lineup. While only a concept at this stage, it’s been made clear that the production version of the Epiq won’t deviate too far from the looks of the concept, both inside and out.

At 4,100mm long, the Epiq occupies roughly the same footprint as the Jeep Avenger, another small electric SUV that’s likely to be a key competitor. Other rivals could include the Vauxhall Mokka Electric or even the petrol-powered Dacia Duster, both of which are roughly the same size, too.

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There are slim T-shaped daytime-running lights up front, sitting either side of a black panel used to hide important sensors for the safety and driving aids. Below, is a chunky black lower bumper with a row of vertical slats. The same black cladding is used along the flanks of the Epiq, surrounding the wheelarches and at the base of all four doors. Skoda has used a similar approach at the rear, which features a matching black bumper design and thin LED tail-lights.

You won’t find the traditional Skoda badge anywhere on the Epiq. Instead, the designers have opted to spell out the Skoda name along the bonnet and tailgate, as well as subtly above the rear wheels.

Inside, there’s a large infotainment display sitting proudly in the centre of the dashboard, while a smaller screen for the driver is located behind the steering wheel. It’s a similar arrangement to that found in the Enyaq, albeit modernised with bright orange trim and different fabric upholstery. The centre console has a convenient spot for wirelessly charging your smartphone and there are handy hooks throughout the cabin for hanging cargo.

Less is known in terms of technical specs and performance, although Skoda has confirmed that the Epiq will use the same EV-only platform that will underpin the new Volkswagen ID.2, also revealed in concept form. A range of up to around 250 miles will be possible, but battery size and charging speed figures are still under wraps.

How much will the Skoda Epiq cost and when can I order one?

There’s no official word on pricing for the Skoda Epiq yet, but it’s been rumoured that a €25,000 (approximately £22,000) starting price is the target, placing the Epiq in Dacia Duster territory. The production-ready version is scheduled to be unveiled next year when we’ll receive further information on price, availability and specs.

In the meantime, you can read up on the all-new Skoda Superb and Superb Estate…

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