The design of the Skoda Enyaq full-electric SUV might be extra dynamic than conventionally powered SUVs within the model’s vary.
Skoda launched drawings of the automotive together with feedback from the corporate’s exterior design boss, Karl Neuhold, forward of the mannequin’s unveiling in Prague on Sept. 1.
The Enyaq is the primary Skoda mannequin based mostly on dad or mum Volkswagen Group’s MEB electrical platform.
Neuhold defined how the MEB platform contributed to the shift in look from Skoda’s typical SUV fashions.
The Enyaq has a shorter entrance finish and an elongated roofline. “This creates a really dynamic look and transforms it right into a proverbial ‘house shuttle’,” he stated.
The change in proportions are a results of the electrical platform, which packs the batteries below the ground between the 2 axles. That provides an extended wheelbase, whereas the shortage of a combustion engine below the hood permits for shorter overhangs, Neuhold stated.
The grille is pushed additional ahead and positioned to be extra upright than on present fashions, modifications that “improve the highly effective look,” Neuhold stated.
The best-performing variants would be the all-wheel-drive 80X and the vRS, which produce 261 hp and 302 hp respectively.
The vRS will speed up from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds, Skoda stated.
Each variations have an 82 kilowatt-hour battery for an estimated vary of 460 km (286 miles) on the WLTP cycle, in response to Skoda.
The entry 50 variant of the Enyaq mannequin has normal rear-wheel drive and a 55 kWh battery pack for a predicted vary of 340 km (211 miles), the corporate stated. The mid-spec 60 model has a 62 kWh battery for a predicted 390 km vary.