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Skoda reveals 316-mile electric SUV

Skoda has unveiled its new Enyaq, an electric SUV with a range up to 316 miles.

Arriving in the UK next spring, the new model will come with 62kWh and 82kWh batteries offering respective official range figures of 242 and 316 miles. The smaller-range battery is mated to a 132kW motor for the equivalent of 180hp, while the higher capacity model comes with a 150kW motor equating to 204hp.

The Enyaq will cost from £33,450 for the lower capacity battery in the lowest of the three available trim options, before the Government’s plug-in car grant that current sits at £3000. The higher-range battery adds £5,500 to the price on any of the trims.

At 4648mm long the Enyaq fits into Skoda’s range just shy of the seven-seat Kodiaq’s 4697, and offers a hefty 585-litre boot space as well as what the manufacturer describes as a “spacious interior”.

According to Skoda, the Enyaq “ushers in a new era of Skoda design interior design”, including claimed state-of-the-art connectivity and infotainment. The central screen is a free-standing 13.0-inch display, and an augmented reality head-up display will be available as an option.

All cars get 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and road sign recognition, while as well as the additional range and performance, models with the 82kWh battery also get improved specification including front parking sensors, rear camera, heated leather steering wheel with paddles to control the regenerative braking level and sat-nav.

The Enyaq is the first Skoda to be based on parent company Volkswagen’s MEB platform that is underpinning a range of electric vehicles, starting with VW’s ID3 which arrives in the UK in the next few weeks. The new Skoda will be the Czech brand’s second full-electric vehicle after the Citigo iV model launched earlier this year, and the brand also has the plug-in hybrid Superb also launched earlier in 2020.

 

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