The Skoda Enyaq electric SUV is set to arrive in Australia in July next year with two variants and two body styles.
The Australian Enyaq range will be topped by the newly updated RS variant which is now the most powerful car ever offered by the Czech brand. It’ll be available locally in both wagon and coupe body styles.
The updated Skoda Enyaq RS is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup that now produces 250kW of power, which is 30kW more than before. It can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.5 seconds, which is a second quicker than the pre-update model.
Skoda claims the Enyaq RS has range of up to 547km according to WLTP testing, regardless of the body style.
In addition to the Enyaq RS, Skoda Australia will also offer the Enyaq 85 which is an updated version of the Enyaq 80. It will also be available in wagon and coupe body styles.
The Enyaq 85 is powered by a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 210kW of power, which is 60kW more than the Enyaq 80. It can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.7 seconds, which is two seconds faster than the Enyaq 80.
Skoda claims the Enyaq 85 has a claimed range of up to 576km according to WLTP testing, regardless of the body style.
Both Australian-specification Enyaq models feature battery pre-heating functionality, as well as an increased charging speed.
The Enyaq 85 and Enyaq RS have a maximum DC charging rate of up to 175kW. Charging them from 10 to 80 per cent is claimed to take 28 minutes.
Australian-specification Enyaq models will also feature a new software version 4.0 that’s claimed to bring “a completely redesigned user interface” to the touchscreen infotainment system and make it easier to control the car’s functions.
The digital instrument cluster and head-up display also receive new graphics, and the voice assistant is improved.
Skoda Australia hasn’t given a clear indication of how the Enyaq will be priced, though managing director Michael Irmer said in June this year “we will offer the car with everything”.
Mr Irmer added “all electric cars cost a bit more upfront”, hinting at a starting price for the entry-level Enyaq 85 “certainly [at least] a couple of thousand dollars” more than the Kodiaq RS.
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