Skoda has released a set of official images showing a camouflaged mule of its Enyaq all-electric SUV.
Skoda has also revealed early details of the powertrains and interior technology to be deployed in next year’s new SUV arrival and confirmed that a sporty vRS version will join the Enyaq model line-up alongside regular ‘iV’ models. The new car will go on sale early next year, with prices expected to start from around £38,000.
The all-new mid-size SUV will be the Czech carmaker’s second fully-electric model after the Citigo-e iV city car. The Enyaq will ride on the same Volkswagen Group MEB platform as VW’s ID.3 hatchback and ID.4 SUV.
Skoda says the Enyaq will be offered with three battery sizes and with both rear- and four-wheel drive. Range-entry models, badged ‘iV 50,’ will have a 55kWh battery and a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle that produces 146hp. It’ll be capable of around 211 miles of range.
The mid-range 62kWh model, the ‘iV 60’, will get a slightly more powerful electric motor, producing 177hp and have a range of around 242 miles.
An 82kWh battery is used in three different range-topping models. The first is the rear-wheel-drive ‘iV 80’, which has a 201hp electric motor and claims the highest range of the Enyaq line-up at 310 miles. The ‘iV 80X’ gets a second electric motor mounted on the front axle, giving it 262hp and four-wheel drive.
At the very top of the Enyaq range will be a flagship vRS model. It will be the first fully electric Skoda to wear the vRS badge and will use the same powertrain as the iV 80X, but with power stepped up to 302hp, bringing a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds. Both four-wheel-drive models will be capable of up to 286 miles on a full charge.
Skoda claims the Enyaq can be charged with a home charger in six to eight hours. Fast charging of up to 125kW will also be available, which will charge the battery from 10% to 80% in around 40 minutes.
Skoda also confirmed that the Enyaq will feature a hi-tech 13-inch dash-mounted infotainment screen – the largest display to feature in any model on the MEB platform. An augmented reality head-up display will also be available in some models – and be capable of ‘pointing out’ directions when the car’s navigation system is in use.
The Enyaq will be the first model underpinned by the VAG Group’s MEB platform to be built outside of Germany, with production due to start at Skoda’s Mlada Bolelsav plant in the Czech Republic towards the end of this year.
The MEB platform has been designed purely for electric vehicles, with the Enyaq measuring 4.65m long, 1.88m wide and 1.62m tall; around 5cm shorter and lower than a Kodiaq SUV. It also has a similar wheelbase, at 2.76m.
The MEB architecture has been designed to accommodate the car’s battery pack in the floor, a feature that helps to maximise interior space and lower the car’s centre of gravity, which improves handling and agility.