Skoda’s first all-electric SUV will be called the Enyaq writes Geraldine Herbert
1) If you’re wondering Enyaq is derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’.
2) The new SUV is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) similar to the new Volkswagen ID.3 all-electric hatchback and shares much with the VW ID 4 and the Audi Q4 e-tron.
3) Since Skoda is rolling out production later this year we don’t expect to see the new SUV in Ireland until the first quarter of 2021.
4) You will be able to drive purely on electric power for up to 500 km (WLTP).
5) Prices are expected to be the region of €50,000 after grants.
6) Inside, creature comforts abound and include a 13-inch central display and an optional head-up display with augmented reality Skoda is also introducing a new concept for the interior: sustainable materials such as olive leather is used for the first time in a production car.
7) Enyaq will be available with either two or four-wheel drive along with a choice of five different power variants and three battery sizes (52, 62 and 82-kWh)
8) Charging is simple – 230-volt household plug socket with an AC output of 2.3 kW, Electric plug Wall box delivering up to 11 kW, Electric plug DC fast-charging stations with a charging output of 125 kW. An 80 per cent charge will take as little as 40 minutes using a fast-charging station.
9) More than ten electric models will be launched by Skoda before the end of 2022.
10) Skoda had planned to unveil a special “Founder’s Edition” next month to celebrate its 125th birthday.
18th May 2020