The Skoda Enyaq iV compact electrical SUV would be the model’s most costly mannequin when order books open later this 12 months.
The brand new mannequin is the primary manufacturing SUV revealed to make use of mother or father Volkswagen Group’s new MEB platform. Costs will begin at 33,800 euros ($40,150) in Germany earlier than subsidies and go to 43,950 euros.
A top-of-the-range Founders Version shall be restricted to 1,895 items and has not but been priced for Germany, however will price 49,995 kilos ($66,675) within the UK, greater than the top-spec Kodiaq vRS SUV at 45,740 kilos, the model mentioned.
The Enyaq was unveiled on Tuesday night in Prague, Czech Republic, by way of a webcast. It is going to go on sale first in Norway — which has the very best electric-vehicle penetration in Europe — beginning this week, with deliveries beginning throughout Europe in spring 2021.
The Enyaq shares a platform with the VW ID3 and, just like the forthcoming EV hatchback, will supply consumers a selection of battery sizes, energy outputs, drivetrains and charging capabilities.
“The MEB platform permits us to cater individually to our prospects’ completely different wants and utilization habits,” Skoda’s head of growth, Christian Strube, mentioned in a press release.
The entry Enyaq iV 50, with a 55-kilowatt-hour battery pack, won’t be provided within the UK, however shall be bought in Germany after the market introduction of the SUV’s two longer-range launch fashions. The Enyaq iV 60 has a 62-kWh battery for a claimed 390 km (242 miles) vary on the WLTP cycle, whereas the Enyaq iV 80 has an 82-kWh battery pack for a acknowledged vary of 510 km (316 miles).
A RS mannequin based mostly on the Enyaq iV 80 will go on sale in 2021 and would be the quickest accelerating model with a 0 to 100 kph time of 6.2 seconds. Each the vRS and 80X variants of the SUV will include an extra electrical motor powering the entrance wheels to offer all-wheel drive as a substitute of the usual rear-wheel drive.
Skoda mentioned the packaging allowed by the MEB platform, which positions the batteries within the automobile’s ground, provides the compact Enyaq the inside house of the Kodiaq midsize SUV regardless of being shorter than the Octavia compact.
The automobile measures 4649 mm lengthy, 1879 mm broad and 1616 mm tall. Trunk house is 585 liters, which is smaller than the 640 liters of house within the new Octavia compact wagon however greater than the 521-liter trunk within the model’s Karoq compact SUV.
The Founders Version mannequin is predicated on the Enyaq iV 80 and comes with a particular grille illuminated by 130 LEDs positioned on the vertical slats. The so-called Crystal Face characteristic combines with the LED headlights and driving lights to offer the driving force an animated greeting or goodbye when the automobile is unlocked or locked in low mild.
Skoda gives a sequence of design packs that substitute the usual trim ranges, with every giving a distinct cabin atmosphere. Loft, for instance, which is customary on the 60 model, is predicated on “fashionable, homey residences for younger individuals” and encompasses a two-tone dashboard design and brushed aluminum panels.
The dashboard is dominated by a 13-inch central display, the most important obtainable in a Skoda, that rises above the principle construction. The display is operated both by contact, a touch-slider, gesture or voice management, and the data is supplemented by an extra 5.3-inch display in entrance of the driving force. Apple or Android telephone capabilities might be built-in by way of wi-fi SmartLink.
The Enyaq is the primary Skoda to supply a head-up show with augmented actuality. The augmented a part of the show positions navigation directions and details about the adaptive cruise management additional up the windshield.