Skoda has confirmed its Irish pricing plan for the new all-electric Enyaq, which is due to arrive in Irish showrooms from June of next year.

The electric crossover will be offered as Enyaq 60, with a 58kWh battery pack offering a range between charges of 390km, and priced at €46,570 before grants and incentives. It’s estimated that grants of €7,800 will apply to this car, leaving the customer with a price tag of €38,762.

Skoda expect that there will be huge interest in the Enyaq and you can pay a refundable €1,000 deposit from 9am this morning (Nov. 26). Skoda say that each depositor is not guaranteed an Enyaq in  2021 as production is limited and vehicles will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Only 350 units will be available for the Irish market. However, all deposits will be returned at the end of the process whether an Enyaq is ordered or not.

After paying an online deposit, customers will be contacted in January/February by their selected dealer who will support them through the purchase process, with the first customers expected to receive vehicles in June.

A second long-range version of the new electric Skoda will also be sold in Ireland: the Enyaq 80 with a 77kWh battery pack delivering an official range of 510km and priced at €54,360 before incentives, which are estimated to bring the customer’s final price to €47,922. The four-wheel drive Enyaq 80x will not arrive in Ireland until the end of next year.

The top-of-the-range model will be able to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in just 6.2 seconds and  will have a speed of 180km/h.

I know from driving other electric cars, that it’s not advisable to be trying to go from zero to 100km too often. Just drive sensibly and you will conserve energy.

Skoda, which has become a very popular brand in Ireland in recent years, are giving their first electric car an Irish sounding name Enyaq. We are told the name is derived from the Irish name Enya,

The Enyaq is a five-seater electric crossover. It slots between the current Karoq and the larger Kodiaq SUVs. It could be described as a bit shorter, but taller, than the popular Skoda Octavia.

The Enyaq will be assembled by Skoda at their plant in the Czech Republic for the European market and later in China for worldwide distribution. The electric car will be available in two body styles and will be the first Skoda car to utilize the Volkswagen Group MEB platform.

There is very good headroom and excellent rear-seat space. We are told you can you should be able charge up to 80 per cent of the battery in 40 minutes with a fast charger.

Skoda has been making very good cars with diesel and petrol engines. I’m sure they will do the same with their first electric model.

Ray Leddy, Head of Marketing and Product at Skoda Ireland, said: “We are very excited about the imminent arrival of the Skoda Enyaq iV. In the past Skoda has had challenges delivering sufficient volumes of product due to excessive demand.

“This happened with the new Octavia and before that the Kodiaq. With Skoda showrooms closed due to Covid-19 restrictions and many of our customers preferring to shop online, it makes sense to launch this initiative at this time.”

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