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.Enquire on a new Skoda