Skoda plans to launch RS versions for its all-electric cars. The eRS models of the brand will be better handled and get some styling additions, Auto Express reports.
The first Skoda’s EV will be a production version of the Vision E concept unveiled in 2017 at the Motor Show in Frankfurt. It will go on sale in late 2020. The electric car is built of VW’s MEB e-platform, first used for the Volkswagen I.D. hatchback.
According to Alain Favey, Skoda’s member of the Board, the eRS modifications will be focused on driving experience, handling and facelift, but not the performance. The most powerful engine will remain a 248-hp one.
The EV will be available with one battery output and have a driving range of more than 483 km (300 miles). Its price will start from €33,600.
Apart from the Vision E-based model Skoda plants to launch an all-electric hatchback around 2022. The Citigo EV is also expected to arrive late 2019. It will have a power reserve of more than 161 km (100 miles) and costs near €22,400. The next Skoda Fabia which is due in 2021 will receive a vRS version.
Over the next year Skoda’s dealerships are expected to get digital upgrades and become more technological. It is about high-speed charging, online-sales, Simply Clever technology to be offered to customers in the showrooms.
Upper photo: 2017 Skoda Vision E Concept