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Heritage SKODAS first SUV will have a range of 500km

Added: 08 June 2020

Skoda is launching its first SUV in 2021, and it boasts fast charging and a long range. The Enyaq will offer three battery sizes, five power variants, and the fast charging option for those who are in a rush! Being built on the MEB electric car platform, it is the first for Skoda. It’s a new era for Skoda as they are moving towards an electric friendly business. The CEO of Skoda said, ‘We’re making E-Mobility Simply Clever thanks to the long ranges and short charging times,’ and from what we know about the new range that its on its way, they’re not going to disappoint.

Three Battery Sizes

The three battery sizes that are on offer are the 55kWh lithium-ion battery, the 62kWh battery, and the 82kWh battery. It depends on which of these you get, to how much power your car is going to have. The iV 50, which is the entry-level model, has the 55kWh battery, and you can expect a range of up to 211 miles from this. If you get the iV 60, then you’ll have the 62kWh battery, which can give you up to 242 miles. Finally, if range is at the forefront of your priorities, then the rear-wheel-drive iV 80 should be what you’re looking for with an 82kWh battery, allowing for up to 311 miles. 

Power Variants

On the entry-level iV 50 model, you can expect up to 146hp rear-mounted electric motor. With the iV 80, you’re looking at a 201hp output. The top model in the line-up accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, which is pretty impressive for an SUV. With a top speed of 112mph, the top of the range car exceeds anything below it by far. This range allows you maximum power, maximum efficiency, and maximum performance, even when you are sitting in an SUV, and you wouldn’t expect it.

Charging Options

You can use the conventional household 230 volt plug socket, which has an average output of 2.3kW, so this is an option if you’ve got a long time to charge the car, but if you need it in a hurry, then it’s not going to be practical. Or, the Enyaq can also be charged by wall boxes, which you can expect 11kW from. This is expected to take around six to eight hours to charge, depending on the size of the battery that you have. Or, you can use the DC fast-charging stations as these have an output of 125kW and will recharge your vehicle from 10%-80% in roughly 40 minutes. 

You can expect the prices and full specifications to be revealed to the public before the Skoda Enyaq arrives on the market in early 2021. Serial production is supposed to start at the end of 2020 to meet the launch date at the beginning of 2021. Keep your eye out for more information on the new Skoda SUV, and you should consider calling your local Skoda dealer if you’d like any more information.

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