This is the Škoda Enyaq, an all-electric SUV you might actually like

It's called the Enyaq and it is made in Mladá Boleslav: it's a good start

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Just a few days ago, Škoda released a few teaser images for their new upcoming SUV, the all-electric Enyaq, but they didn't really provide any info about performance or equipment. Now, a few days later, they have.

So the Enyaq, the first all-electric SUV ever made by Škoda, is going to be developed on the new modular (VW Group) MEB platform. There are going to be five different versions, three RWD options and two AWD options. Let's start with the former.

The cheapest you can buy, the iV50, features a 55 kWh battery pack, the power output is 146 hp and it has 211 miles of range. The iV60, with a 62 kWh battery pack, produces 177 hp and comes with 242 miles of range and then there's the iV80, with an 82 kWh battery pack, which puts out 201 hp and a range of 310 miles. These are the rear wheel drive options, and then there are two more all-wheel drive options.

Both the AWD 80X and the AWD vRS are equipped with the same 82 kWh battery pack but the power output is 261 and 301 hp respectively. Both the 80X and the vRS promise a range of around 285 miles. The vRs does 0-60 in 6.2 seconds but the top speed is electronically limited to 111 mph. I know that's not ideal but then again, electric cars are very quick off the line but then they don't really do top speed.

The Enyaq measures 4,648 mm in length, 1,877 mm in width and 1,618 mm in height. In plain English, that's basically the same as a VW Tiguan Allspace or a Volvo XC60, or a Porsche Macan. There are 585 litres of space in the boot (with the seats up), around the same as in the BMW X6 and, thanks to considerable amount of torque available with the EV powertrain, it has a towing capacity of around 1,200 kg (2,600+ lbs). Škoda hasn't shared any pictures of the interior but they say that the Enyaq features a brand new 13-inch touchscreen display, with head-up display and AR.

Production is set to begin by the end of 2020, with the first deliveries in the early part of 2021. Škoda is also going to build a special "Founder's Edition" version, limited to 1,895 units (the year of foundation), with bespoke interior, exterior and dedicated badging.

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Comments (11)

  • I’m looking forward to this one

    For me I hope it’s nearer the £35 K but I have a feeling it might start at £40k personally I think it will look better than it’s sibling the VW ID4

      8 months ago
    • yes, I'm afraid you're right. 40+ sounds more realistic. Skodas are almost always more interesting, somehow, than their VW equivalent

        8 months ago
  • #ev #news #future #adventure

      8 months ago
  • This looks like a serious EV. Depending on price, it should do very well.

      8 months ago
  • It’s electric so I’m sure I won’t like it

      8 months ago
  • En ugh? Enya Qugh? En yuk? Bloody stupid name for goodness sake. Looks like yet another 'me too' electric car to me. If it can compete with the Xpeng, it might see some traction, but probably it's aimed at existing VW buyers. People bought VW because they seemed a good buy, not cheap but a premium product. VW has pretty much lost that crown. They're exposed as cheats and fraudsters. That doesn't just evaporate when so much better products now outshine them in price, ability and quality.

      8 months ago