Skoda Enyaq unveiled as electric SUV capable of 316-mile range

Skoda Enyaq unveiled as electric SUV capable of 316-mile range

The Enyaq is Skoda’s first bespoke EV built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform

Skoda has unveiled the Enyaq as its first bespoke electric car, utilising the same platform found on the Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra el-Born. 

The striking-looking SUV will be offered in various configurations and with multiple battery sizes, with the entry-level Enyaq iV 60 using a 62kWh battery enabling 242 miles of electric range, while also coming with rear-wheel-drive. The top-spec Enyaq iV 80 uses a larger 82kWh battery, and is offered with either front- or four-wheel-drive, and can travel up to 316 miles on a charge. 

Rapid charging is also possible thanks to being able to charge at speeds up to 125kW – meaning the battery can be topped up from 10 to 80 per cent in 38 minutes.

Both on the interior and exterior, it’s quite a radical departure from Skoda’s current styling approach, as it comes with a large grille that lights up, along with a lightstrip that runs between the headlights. 

In the cabin, all models come with a large 13-inch touchscreen as standard, which offers a suite of connectivity functions and links with the Skoda Connect smartphone app for enhanced features – such as the ability to set the climate control for the car remotely. 

Skoda is also promising an impressive level of interior space – claiming it offers similar levels of roominess to the firm’s Kodiaq seven-seater, but with smaller proportions than its Octavia family car.

Prices for the Enyaq start from £33,450 for the ‘60’ model, with the ‘80’ version available from £38,950. Standard kit includes rear parking sensors, 19-inch alloy wheels and keyless go, while ‘Lounge and ‘Suit’ option packs are offered – these come with an interior leather package. 

Skoda is also offering a ‘Founders Edition’, which celebrates Laurin and Klement, which established Skoda in the late 1800s. Costing from £49,995, this features 21-inch alloy wheels, LED Matrix headlights and a unique leather upholstery package. 

Order books for the Enyaq are set to open later in 2020, with first deliveries expected in spring 2021. Alongside the standard Enyaq, a more coupe-like version is set to launch next year as well.

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