Skoda Enyaq, the first EV to be manufactured by the Czech automaker, has been announced. It is underpinned by the Volkswagen group's MEB platform.
The international auto market is encouraging growth in the field of emission-free automobiles, particularly in the premium space. As such, the Skoda Enyaq debut announced by the Czech automaker comes as no surprise. Considering that this new EV is the Skoda’s first, the Czech carmaker is quite late to the race.
The Skoda Enyaq EV will be based on the Skoda Vision IV SUV-coupe concept.
Skoda Auto has a name preference for the letters ‘K’ at the beginning and ‘Q’ at the end. The latest Skoda SUVs such as the Kamiq, the Karoq and the Kodiaq are just some examples. Skoda has done a creative job for replacing the ‘K’ with the E to emphasis the electric nature of the vehicle but still keeps the letter ‘Q” at the end to fit the signature Skoda SUV style.
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Although very little has been known about the electric SUV, it has been confirmed to be underpinned by the MEB platform of Volkswagen Group. The SUV is also reported to be based on the Skoda Vision SUV-coupe concept revealed around one year ago. The concept featured the latest Skoda’s design philosophy, which is inspired by Bohemian crystal. The Skoda Vision IV is dubbed as an “electric high-riding vehicle’ which receives its power from dual motors with a total power output of over 304 PS.
The new Enyaq EV will have an impressive travel range of 450 km on a single charge.
The Skoda Enyaq will have a travel range of 450 km per charge. The vehicle can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in 5.9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 180 kmph. The 83.0 kWh battery can produce 306 PS against 460 Nm. The electric SUV measures 4,656 mm in length, 1,926 mm in width and 1,613 mm in height, has a 2,765 mm wheelbase, and 550-litre boot space. Recently, the automotive community is highly interested in EVs; the demand for emission-free vehicles is slowly but steadily increasing. Therefore, the Skoda has made a wise decision to add an all-electric SUV to its portfolio.