Skoda’s first electric production car, the Citigo-e, will be revealed next week ahead of sales commencing later this year.
The brand released a teaser image of the car on Twitter, confirming that it "will make its grand entrance on 23 May in Bratislava". The image shows the design will remain largely identical to the standard Citigo, aside from EV-specific revisions.
Speaking to Autocar at the Geneva motor show, Skoda technical development boss Christian Strube said that the Citigo-e would launch at the end of 2019, with a range of 300km (186 miles). It will be a sister car to the upcoming 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 such vehicle. This will have an electric-only range of 70km (43 miles).
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 Volkswagen Group’s plans for electric cars and closely match similar numbers of electrified models planned from sister brands Volkswagen and Seat.