Czech brand's take on the VW e-Up and Seat e-Mii will follow a hybrid Superb as its second electrified model

Skoda’s first electric car will be an electric version of its Citigo city car, the firm’s R&D boss has confirmed.

Speaking to Autocar at the Geneva motor show, Christian Strube said that the Skoda e-Citigo would launch at the end of 2019, with a range of 186 miles (300km). It will be a sister car to the Seat e-Mii and the Volkswagen e-Up, but with a much greater range than the latter.

Strube also confirmed a plug-in hybrid version of the Skoda Superb would launch next year as the firm’s first plug-in. This would have an electric range of 43 miles (70km).

Following the pair will be what Strube describes as Skoda’s “main” EV, a dedicated electric model built on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, likely an SUV.

The models are part of the 10 electrified models planned by Skoda before 2025, six of which will be full electric cars and four of which will be plug-ins.

The models are all part of the wider VW Group’s plans for electric cars, and closely match similar numbers of electrified models planned from sister mainstream VW Group brands VW and Seat.

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Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo gets more standard equipment and remains a decent little city car to drive, but lacks the sophistication of the VW Up or the dynamism of the Hyundai i10

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6 March 2018
Nice, next let's have a tsi version

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