Skoda Epiq Concept: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Small Electric SUV

The automotive industry is undergoing a monumental shift towards electrification, and Skoda is at the forefront with its latest concept, the Epiq. Recently making its global debut, the Epiq stands as one of six new electric vehicles (EVs) that Skoda is diligently developing. While still in its nascent stages, the Epiq concept offers a tantalizing preview of what the future holds for Skoda’s EV lineup, showcasing not only innovative design elements but also hinting at impressive driving range and cutting-edge features. Here’s a comprehensive look at five key aspects that define the Skoda Epiq and set it apart in the realm of small electric SUVs.

Futuristic Design

Skoda Epiq Concept Futuristic Design

The Skoda Epiq debuts with the carmaker’s Modern Solid design language, a glimpse into the future of Skoda EVs. Combining sleek modern elements with robust shapes, it measures 4.1 meters long, akin to the Kushaq. Sporting an upright front profile, it features Skoda’s signature grille design with integrated illuminated elements for connected LED DRLs. Notably, the rear profile boasts a massive bumper with a skid plate housing 8 vertical slats, alongside sleek “T-shaped” lighting elements and an illuminated Skoda logo.

Minimalist Cabin

Minimalism defines the Epiq’s cabin, offering a plain yet modern look with a dual-tone scheme. The flat dashboard hosts a new two-spoke steering wheel, while the center console features a U-shaped design element with ambient lighting. The cabin is complemented by sporty bucket seats and practical 490 liters of boot space.

Modern Features

Equipped with modern features, the Epiq boasts a free-floating 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system, likely featuring wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additional amenities include a 5.3-inch digital driver’s display, automatic climate control, wireless phone charger, and a panoramic glass roof. Safety features may include 6 airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), and various ADAS features.

Over 400 Km Range

While specific battery and motor specifications remain undisclosed, Skoda promises a range of over 400 km for the Epiq. Expect more details on battery capacity and motor performance soon, alongside V2L capabilities for charging and powering other electrical systems.

From E To Q

Following Skoda’s naming conventions, the small electric SUV concept is named “Epiq,” derived from “epic.” Skoda ensures its electric SUVs start with ‘E’ and end with ‘Q,’ akin to the Enyaq. The Epiq is slated for an international launch in 2025, with an expected starting price of 25,000 Euros (approximately Rs 22.6 lakh). In India, it could rival the Tata Curvv EV and the Hyundai Creta-based EV, following the launch of the Enyaq as Skoda’s first all-electric model in the country.

Skoda EV Launch Timelines

The Skoda Epiq is slated for launch in international markets around 2025, with an expected starting price of 25,000 Euros. If introduced in India with substantial localization, pricing could be comparable, positioning it against rivals like the Tata Curvv EV and the Hyundai Creta-based EV. Skoda’s first all-electric model in India will be the Enyaq, followed by the global launch of the Skoda Elroq.

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