The all-new, all-electric Enyaq SUV from Czech car manufacturer’ Skoda, is their first production model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform.
Skoda says that it will offer rear- or all-wheel drive, along with a promised range for the Enyaq iV 50 (55kWh battery), of 340km; increasing to 290km for iV 60 (62kWh battery) version; and the iV 80 (82kWh battery) version get a claimed 510km range in the WLTP cycle and quick charging. It adds that there are five power outputs ranging from 109 to 225 kW.
Electric powertrain: The Enyaq iV boasts an all-new drive concept, exploiting the possibilities that Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform has to offer. The MEB consists of what is known as the skateboard platform, in which the battery is incorporated into the floor to save space.
Three battery sizes, five power outputs ranging from 109 to 225 kW and rear- or all-wheel drive cater to many different requirements and uses. With ranges of up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle, the Enyaq iV is an ideal everyday companion. Furthermore, it can tow trailers weighing up to 1,400 kg (8% gradient) or 1,200 kg (12% gradient).
Skoda Ireland says that it will receive 270 units in 2021, so they expect demand to exceed supply for the spacious SUV. It adds that Irish pricing is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Skoda tells us that the new SUV features an all-new interior concept offering Design Selections instead of classic trim levels and a brand-new structure of the options available. It also boasts that the exterior features emotive and dynamic design language, with a striking Skoda grille, with illuminated radiator grille as an optional extra.
Skoda Ireland Brand Director, John Donegan, told AutoTrade.ie: “Despite the economic and industry challenges, we are confident of achieving our long-stated aim of achieving fourth position in the Irish market for 2020. With the arrival of the new Octavia this September we are determined to maintain this position in 2021.
“By the end of 2022, Skoda will have more than 10 electric or partially electric iV models in our range. This portfolio of new models, together with our strong dealer network and partnership with Volkswagen Financial Services puts the Skoda brand in an ideal position to challenge for the number two position in the Irish car market.”