Skoda Epiq 2025: Prices, specs and release date

  • New Skoda Epiq entry-level electric car previewed by new concept
  • SUV styling combines with modern and roomy interior
  • Set to offer a range of over 248 miles
  • Arrives in 2025 with prices potentially from under £20,000

The new Skoda Epiq is our first look at a new entry-level electric car from Skoda which is due on 2025.

Previewed here in concept guise, the production Skoda Epiq is unlikely to change much, which means excitement is set to build ahead of its release next year.

Compact on the outside, the new Skoda Epiq will be spacious inside, with five-seat practicality and a large 490-litre boot. It will have a range of over 248 miles.

The new Skoda Epiq will arrive to take on the new Citroen e-C3, another model that promises to expand choice in the affordable electric car market.

The Dacia Spring will be another alternative, while an electric version of the Ford Puma is due to arrive later this year. The Peugeot e-2008 and Vauxhall Mokka Electric will also be rivals, albeit at a much higher price.

2025 Skoda Epiq prices and release date

The new Skoda Epiq is set to be very keenly priced. The company describes it as an entry-level BEV (battery electric vehicle) and there’s anticipation prices could start from under £20,000.

The new Skoda Epiq will be revealed in 2025. It may go on sale towards the end of next year, or in early 2026.

2025 Skoda Epiq styling, interior and technology

The new Skoda Epiq is the firm’s first model to use its new design language, called ‘Modern Solid’. Designer Oliver Stefani says this represents "the next level of modernity" describing it as having a powerful, functional and authentic look.

The new Skoda Epiq has an SUV look with a sculpted bonnet now featuring the new Skoda wordmark. It has a ‘Tech-Deck Face’ grille in glossy black, into which electrical gadgets such as the distance radar and front camera are mounted.

Either side of the Tech-Deck Face are bifunctional T-shaped LED elements, which function both as LED running lights and indicators. The headlamps, which have a cubist-style design, are mounted lower down.

The rear of the new Skoda Epiq sees the sloping roofline blend into a roof spoiler. There’s a chunky rear bumper and more Skoda lettering in Unique Dark Chrome on the bootlid. Throughout, the new Skoda Epiq also features Flashy Orange detailing, including on the roof rails, wheels plus front and rear bumpers.

Overall, the new Skoda Epiq measures 4.1 metres long. This means it will be similar in size to a Ford Puma – and the clever electric platform means it will be particularly space-efficient.

Inside, the new Skoda Epiq has a more minimalist-style cabin, again following the Modern Solid design theme. Skoda says it is an open plan design, made from durable, practical and sustainable materials.

In the centre is an open storage compartment and a free-floating centre console – and the new Skoda Epiq will have wireless mobile phone charging. Throughout the cabin, it will be packed with Simply Clever stowage compartments.

The new Skoda Epiq has a two-spoke steering wheel with more ‘Skoda’ lettering. It combines physical buttons and haptic scroll wheels, which are picked out in Flashy Orange detailing.

In the centre is a freestanding touchscreen. This will offer a comprehensive set of features – and is supported by a row of physical buttons lower down. There’s an additional display for the driver to monitor speed, sat nav instructions and battery level.

The new Skoda Epiq has a huge 490-litre boot, far larger and deeper than is the norm in the market. It has more Simply Clever details such as bag hooks, cargo elements, fastening hooks and a hidden underfloor compartment.

2025 Skoda Epiq electric motor, battery and range

Full technical details of the new Skoda Epiq have not yet been revealed, but it will be derived from the same architecture being used by the new Volkswagen ID.2all.

This is called MEB Entry and is a front-wheel drive setup with the motor packaged neatly into the front. Power and performance figures will be competitive.

The new Skoda Epiq is confirmed to have a range of more than 248 miles in top-spec guise. This is likely to have a capacity of around 50kWh. Cheaper versions with smaller batteries will also be available.

Expect the new Skoda Epiq to offer reasonably fast DC rapid charging, for top-ups from 10% to 80% in around 20 minutes. It will support the latest bidirectional charging too, so it can feed excess electricity into the customer’s home and other appliances – potentially helping people make money from their domestic energy contracts.

How big is the new Skoda Epiq?

The new Skoda Epiq measures around 4.1 metres long. As a crossover SUV, it will be similar in size and proportions to the best-selling Ford Puma.

Why is the new Skoda called Epiq?

The new Skoda Epiq is so named because the firm’s electric cars always start with an ‘e’ and its crossover SUVs always end with a ‘q’.

What is the boot size of the new Skoda Epiq?

The new Skoda Epiq has a remarkably roomy boot capacity of 490 litres. This makes it much larger than cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, which has a 380-litre boot. Clever design and the dedicated EV platform is how the firm’s been able to make it so large.