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Skoda Fabia to be replaced by new entry-level EV

The new entry-level Skoda EV will be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's MEB architecture, which also underpins the Volkswagen ID.3.

Skoda is said to be working on an all-new entry-level electric model, which will replace the brand's popular Fabia hatchback.

According to a media report, Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Skoda Auto, confirmed that the current-gen Fabia will be succeeded by an all-electric model, which will be priced similar to the ICE-powered hatchback. Zellmer, however, added that their biggest challenge would be the cost of making such a compact battery electric vehicle.

On the occasion of the unveiling of the Vision 7S concept, Skoda also confirmed an Urban EV and a crossover. These will further be followed by two other electric cars, one of which will be the Fabia replacement. This earmarks Fabia's EV replacement to arrive sometime during the last quarter of the decade.

Reports also suggest that the new entry-level EV will feature a radically different styling compared to the Fabia; in line with the brand's new design language previewed by the Vision 7S. The new EV could also feature an SUV-style bodywork rather than the hatchback styling of the Fabia.

The new entry-level Skoda EV will be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's MEB architecture, which also underpins the Volkswagen ID.3.

Source: Autocar UK

 
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