• Skoda has begun testing the Karoq’s electric successor.
  • The compact crossover is called the Elroq and is scheduled to launch later this year.
  • The model will slot below the Enyaq and is expected to ride on the MEB platform.

Spy photographers captured the first images of what is believed to be a Skoda Al-Rouq car. The model was originally announced last year as the successor to the Karoq electric cars.

The concealed prototype has been extensively tested in Europe, and features split lighting units and a slender, fully enclosed grille. They are joined by vertical air curtains, in addition to a spacious lower entrance with metal accents.

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Moving back, we can see the pronounced wheel arches and the elegant windshield that flows into the sloping roof. They are joined by a prominent figure line and a muscular back.

Speaking of the rear, it features a simple bumper and angular taillights. The designers also gave the compact crossover an angular rear window and a wraparound spoiler.


Spy photographers only got a glimpse of the interior, but we can see that the model will be equipped with a large, self-contained entertainment system. We can also see what appears to be a small instrument cluster.

Little is known about the model at this stage, but it will be positioned below the Enyaq and will arrive later this year. Skoda also said the Elroq will be about 177.1 inches (4.5 meters) long and will be an “ideal family car” with a “very spacious and practical interior.”

The model is expected to be based on the MEB platform and is likely to share a number of components with its electric counterparts. This means the model could have a 62 kWh battery as well as a rear-mounted motor with 177 PS (132 kW / 179 hp) and 229 lb-ft (310 Nm) of torque. We also wouldn’t be surprised to see a more powerful all-wheel drive version.