As one of the most affordable Volkswagen Group brands, Skoda has become a reputable and reliable manufacturer with an exciting strategy in the next few years.
After the launch of the Kodiaq SUV back in 2016, the off-road-inspired line-up from the Czech brand has seen the addition of the Karoq, but will another model be joining them in the near-future?
But what can we expect from the rest of the Skoda range in the coming years? We take a look at what it will have to offer…
A new compact SUV to join the Karoq and Kodiaq
As with other VW Group brands, Seat and VW, Skoda will be bringing a small crossover to the market – mirroring the Seat Arona and VW T-Roc. Following on from the popularity of the Kodiaq and Karoq, Skoda will introduce a spiritual replacement for the Yeti in the next couple of years. This addition will also bring Skoda in-line with Seat and VW by offering three SUVs – one in each crossover/SUV segment.
An all-electric SUV is on its way
Joining VW and Audi, Skoda will introduce a battery electric vehicle, with an SUV-style model likely. Following in the footsteps of the Audi e-tron SUV, Skoda’s Vision E is likely to have a range of around 300 miles. With a coupe-like style, a concept version was shown at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, but expect a production version around 2020 – when Volkswagen will release the first of its I.D. range.Save money on a new Skoda today
Fabia and Superb models getting a freshen-up
Both of these models will receive a mid-generation update to move more in line with the current Skoda design ethos. The Fabia family will mainly have a cosmetic refresh for both the hatchback and estate models, while the Superb range is likely to gain a plug-in hybrid alternative to bring it in line with market rivals – along with a refreshed design and new engines.
New Rapid will mark start of new era for Skoda
As one of the brand’s best-selling models, the Rapid hasn’t really broken ground in the UK. But the upcoming 2019 model is likely to change that with new styling, a more premium feel and an updated interior design that will set the tone for future Skoda models. Think of it as taking inspiration from the current Audi A3 – with which it will almost certainly share a platform.
Kodiaq to get a vRS version
The brand’s largest SUV will be getting the vRS treatment towards the end of 2018, and like other vRS models will include a new bodykit, more powerful engines and a more menacing overall look. As one of Skoda’s more popular models, combining that with a more dynamic setup is likely to improve sales even further.
A new Octavia, but not for a little while
After receiving a mid-life update in 2017, a new Octavia is a couple of years off – but when it breaks cover it will be a forward-looking model that will set the tone for future Skodas. The Czech brand will throw everything it has at this one, including autonomous technology, electrified powertrains and an all-new look. But with SUVs dominating the market at the moment, it is difficult to say how much of an impact it will have on Skoda’s future plans.Find great prices on Skoda models today