Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV under consideration for India
Skoda Auto's global head, Thomas Schafer, has confirmed to a news outlet that the firm is looking to launch the Skoda Enyaq iV in India in 2022. The company is the process of working out a plan to bring in limited numbers of the Enyaq iV as CBUs to bolster the rest of its line-up in the country. This move is also one of the first initiatives in Skoda's next phase of growth in India. The India 2.0-plan has tried volumes in India for Skoda-Volkswagen and a new round of investment is being looked into. The aim now is to transform Skoda into the largest European brand in the country, leading to focus on more mass-market offerings, including a rumoured sub-four-metre SUV.
Skoda Enyaq iV battery, range, charging, specifications
The entry-level version is the Skoda Enyaq iV 50 with its 55kWh battery, powering a rear-mounted electric motor with 109kW. With its 340km range, this is aimed at buyers on a budget, who will most likely use this SUV in urban conditions. Then there is the Enyaq iV 60, this has a 390km range while being powered by a 132kW motor and fed by a 62kWh battery pack. The third battery option is an 82kWh unit which when fitted to the Enyaq iV 80, this is best for longer journeys given its 500km range through a 150kW motor.
This larger battery pack is used by two other versions of the Skoda EV, an off-road-focused 80X and the performance-oriented RS, both of which will also be AWD given the addition of a smaller motor on the front axle. The 80X has a 195kW output and while the top-spec RS version has a 225kW output. This version can do 0 to 100kmph in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 180kmph. Both the top versions have 460km range.
The Enyaq can be fast-charged from 10 to 80 per cent in 40 minutes via a 125kW charger. An 11kW wall-box unit can also be installed at home that will charge the Enyaq in six to eight hours depending on battery size. Finally, a conventional 230-volt household plug socket can also be used. Know about Skoda Enyaq iV's interiors and features here.
Skoda Enyaq iV India launch date, expected price, rivals
Skoda Auto should launch the Enyaq in India by mid to late 2022, following the Slavia sedan and the facelifted Skoda Kodiaq. Being a CBU, the Enyaq should be the range-topper in the Skoda line-up with prices around Rs 60 lakh. The Skoda Wnyaq will rival the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge.
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