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Skoda is preparing for the launch of an electric SUV-coupé; the Shanghai motor show-bound concept takes design cues from the Kodiaq

Skoda’s first ever electric model, an SUV-coupé that will be displayed in concept form at the Shanghai motor show, has been shown in a murky preview image.

The production version will go on sale ahead of the Kodiaq coupé but after a new version of the Yeti, which is due later this year.

Skoda R&D boss Christian Strube has previously told Autocar that the tech-heavy electric vehicle (EV) will be revealed in Shanghai, while previous reports and a leaked Skoda presentation slide previously hinted that the brand’s first EV would indeed be an SUV.

Aside from the basic look of the car, Skoda revealed very little else about it. The production version will be the first Skoda model to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s new MEB electric vehicle platform, and is scheduled for release around 2020 or 2021. It will follow the release of a Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid, which will be the brand’s first electrified car.

Sister brand Volkswagen is also bringing an electric SUV concept to the Shanghai motor show as part of its expanding range of all-electric I.D concept cars.

Despite the previewed Skoda EV's similar styling to the Kodiaq and coupé-esque lines, Skoda has confirmed it is not the upcoming Kodiaq coupé. That model is likely to be shown nearer its release date. 

Take a closer look at the Volkswagen I.D electric concept car below


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