The second-generation Skoda Enyaq electric crossover is set to be revealed in 2028 or 2029 and will move from the current MEB platform to the Volkswagen Group’s forthcoming Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) architecture.
As reported by Autocar, Skoda CEO Klaus Zellmer confirmed the brand will start using the SSP architecture towards the end of the decade.
“This is when the Enyaq – which, by the way, will be built in Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic – will be on SSP,” said Mr Zellmer.
When asked whether the next-generation Enyaq will look different to the current model, Mr Zellmer said “we are still working on that”.
The modular SSP architecture is claimed to eventually underpin 80 per cent of Volkswagen Group models, including the electric Mk 9 Golf.
Few details are known about the SSP architecture at this stage, but it’s understood to have an 800-volt electrical architecture offering a 10 to 80 per cent battery charging time of 12 minutes.
Autocar also suggests electric vehicles (EVs) built on the SSP architecture will receive an in-house developed battery structure which will lead to cost savings.
Depending on the brand and the model, some SSP-based EVs could reportedly achieve cost parity with current combustion cars.
According to a recent report, the SSP architecture is being redeveloped as part of a restructuring plan that will see 2000 jobs cut at its troubled Cariad software unit. It’s unclear if this will cause delays for the next-generation Enyaq.
The current Skoda Enyaq was first revealed in 2020 and is currently available in either wagon or ‘coupe SUV’ body styles. It’s expected both body styles will continue to be offered in the second-generation model.
A major update to the current MEB-based model is expected in 2025 as it gains the brand’s new Modern Solid design language.
While there’s already talk of a new generation, the current Skoda Enyaq still has yet to launch in Australia.
The company recently confirmed the Enyaq is set to arrive locally 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 SUV’ body styles.
In addition to the dual-motor all-wheel drive Enyaq RS, Skoda Australia will also offer a single-motor rear-wheel drive Enyaq 85. It will also offer both wagon and ‘coupe SUV’ body styles.
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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