Is it really worth investing primarily in the SUV range for a car manufacturer? Even if the crossover segment does not stop its growth for any reason in the world, Skoda is convinced that the answer to this question is a firm no: this is why the Bohemian brand has announced its intention to do not become an exclusive manufacturer of SUVs, but also to focus on other segments that the company considers profitable. The decision comes in a very specific historical phase, the one in which the process of electrification mobility is starting to take over.
“We always strive to meet the needs of our customers, which is why we will always try to do so in the future as well find body shapes and styles that our customers expect to find – Skoda’s head of sales and marketing, Martin Jahn, explained to Autocar – I think we will continue with the Octavia and Superb range: we still see the need to offer these cars, so they will continue to be on the market for some time yet ”. Despite the fact that SUVs represent a huge percentage of the sales of the Bohemian brand, the most popular Skoda branded model was confirmed to be its own. Octavia: this is why rumors are becoming more and more insistent that the electric successor of this model will not tend to the SUV segment, but will remain faithful to the lines of the current sedan.
Rumors that Jahn also partially confirmed: “In the future electric range we will try to bring a car similar to Octavia, a car that has a similar purpose: intended for people a little more conservative, who don’t want an SUV, or for corporate fleets that don’t want to own SUVs but want different shapes and lines ”. However, it must be said that the first three 100% electric models that Skoda plans to launch will be gods crossover: The only one that has already debuted is the Enyaq iV SUV, which will be followed in the coming years by a smaller crossover and an affordable compact Urban SUV.
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