21/10/2020

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New 2021 Skoda Enyaq electric SUV: interior teased with sustainable materials promised

Skoda has exposed an interior sketch of the approaching Enyaq, which will be Skoda’s very...

Skoda has exposed an interior sketch of the approaching Enyaq, which will be Skoda’s very first electric powered SUV and will be exposed on 1 September.

When it goes on sale in 2021, it will be the firm’s very first devoted electric powered auto, performing as an alternate for the Hyundai Kona Electric powered and Kia e-Niro battery-driven SUVs, much too. 

This interior sketch reveals that the generation car’s dashboard style and design will get inspiration from the newest Octavia, though remaining correct to the Vision iV idea, much too. 

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We can see a modest electronic instrument panel, a two-spoke steering wheel taken from the Octavia, a dashboard with a significant central spot, dwelling to a large, thirteen-inch central infotainment display screen and a strip of piano-critical style buttons, and a significant centre console with a pretty modest drive selector. Driving the instrument panel sits a projector for a head-up display screen with augmented actuality attributes. 

According to Skoda, the most important distinction amongst the interior of the Enyaq and the rest of the firm’s line-up is identified in the materials variety. It works by using more organic, recycled and sustainably generated materials for a variety of trim and upholstery factors, this kind of as recycled PET bottle plastic for seat covering, and leathers tanned employing extract from olive trees. 

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The firm’s interior designer, Norbert Weber, claims that buyers will be made available quite a few interior themes employing sustainable materials, though Skoda has also claimed a boot dimension of 585-litres. Skoda has also stated that the Enyaq will boast a “generous” sum of cabin space. The organization claims it’ll have a in the same way sized cabin to the Kodiaq SUV, in spite of becoming shorter in duration than the regular Octavia hatchback.

Judging by an exterior teaser sketch, the new Enyaq’s style and design will be weighted more to that of a conventional two-box SUV than a coupe-influenced one particular, as is well-known with fashionable electric powered SUVs. 

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Skoda has also introduced some extra facts on the Enyaq’s system and powertrain. We realized the pure-electric powered SUV was heading to be centered on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB underpinnings – but Skoda has now verified that buyers will have their decision of rear- or 4-wheel-drive, alongside with 3 battery measurements and five power outputs.

The Enyaq’s system will offer you assistance for the newest 125kW DC rapidly charging technological know-how, which should really permit the SUV’s battery pack to recover a hundred twenty five miles of variety in as little as fifteen minutes. Skoda has also mentioned that the Enyaq’s most significant battery pack will supply a claimed WLTP variety of up to 311 miles. 

New 2021 Skoda Enyaq spied

Around the final few months, our spy photographers have Skoda’s Enyaq growth mules undergoing tests – and these illustrations or photos offer you a better indicator of how the finished SUV will glimpse, equally inside of and out.

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The Enyaq will adopt a very similar sloping roofline to the Vision iV idea, albeit elevated up to improve the amount of passenger and boot space. The rest of the Enyaq’s styling falls in-line with Skoda’s existing variety of combustion-engined motor vehicles. It shares the same condition grille, headlight style and design and bumpers as the Karoq – alongside with an fully regular set of Skoda alloy wheels and familiar panel mouldings for the bonnet. 

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Pursuing Skoda’s most modern announcement, we hope the Enyaq will share its powertrain and battery line-up with its chassis sibling, the forthcoming Volkswagen ID.four SUV.

As this kind of, the typical product should really attribute the same 201bhp electric powered motor mounted on the rear axle and an identical 82kWh underfloor battery pack, which should really supply the same 99mph major velocity and 311-mile cruising variety. The variety-topping product will be equipped with an electric powered motor on each individual axle, delivering 4-wheel-drive and an output of upwards of 300bhp.

The Enyaq establishes a new naming conference within just the Skoda variety where by electric powered products will get names commencing with “E.” In addition to this, the new car title also ties-in with Skoda’s existing SUV product line of Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq by ending with a “Q.”

As the very first Skoda product to be centered on the MEB system, the Skoda Enyaq will be a landmark car for the model. It’s the upcoming phase in a Skoda program to offer you ten electrified products (plug-in hybrid and totally electric powered) underneath the iV sub model by the end of 2022, but it also works by using tech that we’ll see in large use across the VW Group in the coming decades.

Skoda estimates that electric powered and plug-in hybrid motor vehicles will make up 25 per cent of its gross sales by 2025 and hopes will be higher for the Enyaq to realise a major chunk of that full by slotting into the at any time-well-known SUV course. To that end, it claims it will have invested 2 billion euros in electric powered car growth and connected systems by the time 2025 will come all-around.

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