The electric Skoda Enyaq iV has made its debut in Irish showrooms. It is Skoda’s first fully electric vehicle that was revealed last September.
The first Irish sales were pre-booked online in November by way of a €1,000 deposit. Prices start for the Enya IV 60 model at €43,186 less VRT rebate and SEAI grant of €7,721 plus delivery and service pack from €2,000, to give a net recommended on the road (ROTR ) price of €37,465. The Enya IV 80 model has an ROTR price of €44,712.
The Enyaq iV is an SUV driven by an emission-free electric motor delivering power to the rear wheels. An all-wheel-drive version will be available in early 2022, the brand said.
Skoda claims that the Enyaq iV boasts the latest modern technology and driver safety systems, as well as a spacious and comfortable interior crafted from quality materials. Boot capacity, at 585 litres, is one of the largest of any electric vehicle on the market.
Offered in two versions, the entry Enyaq 60 is powered by a 58 kW/h battery with a range of up to 412 km. The Enyaq 80 features a 77kW/h battery and has a range of up to 535 km on the WLTP cycle, according to Skoda.
In addition to superior range and performance, the Enyaq 80 version has greater equipment levels and enhanced exterior elements.
Skoda says all Enyaq iV vehicles come with the latest MIB infotainment systems with 13 inch colour touch screen display and accompanying digital dashboard. From the exterior, optional 21 inch Betria alloy wheels are the largest ever fitted to a Skoda.
Skoda says the Enyaq iV can be individualised like any other model in the range. It adds that for convenience Skoda has consolidated its option list into 15 option packages; such as the Light & View Package that contains LED Matrix head lights, dynamic rear indicators and headlamp washers from €1,417.
Commenting on its arrival, Skoda Ireland's brand director John Donegan say the Enyaq iV has been its most hotly anticipated model since the launch of the Kodiaq.
"Although there are many electrified vehicles on the market today, very few tick all the boxes. The combination of great range, affordable price and space for all the family are often lacking in competing vehicles, but are delivered in spades by the Enyaq iV.
"Many customers who reserved their Enyaq iV online back in November will take delivery in July, with the remaining customers taking delivery in the months up to September.
“I would like to thank them for their confidence and trust in Skoda. We are delighted to have secured a small quantity of additional Enyaq iV 60 versions for delivery in September. They can be secured by contacting your local Skoda dealer.
“Electric vehicle and home charging grants and incentives of up to €8,321 are guaranteed to the end of this year so I would urge customers to consider their electric future with an Enyaq iV today rather than waiting until 2022”