Skoda Skoda made waves last year with a teaser silhouette, hinting at their new 2025 Elroq, the electric follow-up to the popular Karoq in the compact crossover world.

Our eagle-eyed spies recently snapped some sneaky shots of camouflaged test models. But camouflage doesn't fool us.

We've digitally stripped it back to give you an exclusive first peek and spill all our beans.

Think of the Elroq as a smaller sibling to the Skoda Enyaq but just as striking. It sports split lighting units, with cool Matrix LED headlights lower in the bumper. 

Up front, there's a sleek, fully enclosed grille, a sculpted hood with a fresh Skoda wordmark, vertical air intakes, and a sharp lower grille.

From the side, it's got a bold character line and sharp surfaces that scream modern and sleek. Add a sloping windshield and beefy rear haunches, and you have a dynamic profile.

The back features an angular rear window, a wraparound spoiler, a neat bumper, and taillights similar to Enyaq's.

Inside, Skoda aims to wow you with a roomy, standalone infotainment system, a compact digital dashboard, and a head-up display.

The two-spoke steering wheel has physical buttons and haptic scroll wheels for easy control. Plus, you can unlock many smartphone features with a digital key, making things super convenient.

The Elroq is set to be about 177.1 inches (4.5 meters) long, making it a perfect family ride with plenty of space inside.

Built on VW's MEB platform, it shares parts with other electric vehicles. Intelligent Speed Assist uses traffic signs and navigation data to adjust your-

speed smoothly and ahead of time. For example, it'll gently slow down to the 30 mph (50 km/h) limit before you hit a residential area.

We have yet to get the exact battery specs, but sources suggest it might come with either a 62 kWh or a 77 kWh pack. The base model could use the smaller battery-

with a rear-mounted motor offering 177 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque. Higher-end models pack a punch with 286 hp,

while a dual-motor all-wheel-drive version could go up to 340 hp in the vRS variant.

Expect over 350 miles (560 km) on a single charge. It'll also feature pre-conditioning to warm up the battery for faster DC charging in cold weather.

The Elroq will take on competitors like the Kia Niro EV, Ford Explorer (the European electric version), Mini Aceman, Volvo EX30, MG 4, Smart #1, Jeep Avenger, and Renault Megane E-Tech.

We anticipate an official reveal this fall, with sales kicking off soon after for the 2025 model year.

We anticipate an official reveal this fall, with sales kicking off soon after for the 2025 model year.