UPDATE: Skoda has pushed the Australian release of Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupe iV back to 2024.
In March 2022 (see below) Skoda's Australian arm suggested that orders would open for Enyaq models in the second half of 2023, though did not confirm an arrival date.
In a statement, the Czech marque confirmed in that Australian production of the Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe medium SUVs will commence next year, with exact arrival timing still to be locked-in. It's safe to expect local arrival roughly mid-year.
Our original story, below, continues unchanged
The story to here
- Skoda confirms Enyaq wagon and "coupe" will come to Australia
- Orders to open from 2023
- Local pricing and specs to be announced closer to launch
Skoda’s first battery-electric vehicles have been anticipated for many months, with confirmation coming at today’s media launch of the Kodiaq large SUV.
Skoda Australia is still working on the exact Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupe iV variants it will import. Deliveries could push out to 2024 depending on the supply situation.
These include an all-wheel-drive performance RS model (above) at the top of the Coupe iV range, which utilises an 82kWh battery and dual motors producing 220kW and 460Nm.
The first fully-electric RS has a WLTP-rated driving range of almost 500 kilometres (497km) and Skoda quotes a 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds – a couple of tenths quicker than the company’s Octavia RS sedan.
A sports chassis lowers the RS compared with other Enyaq models – by 15 millimetres at the front and by 10mm at the rear.
Regular, rear-wheel-drive versions of the Enyaq wagon (above) and four-door coupe are available in Europe in either ‘60’ or ‘80’ specification.
The Enyaq iV 60 produces 132kW and 310Nm and has a driving range of around 400km.
Stepping up to the 80 brings power and torque increases to 150kW and 425Nm, while increasing the driving range to a maximum 540km.
As with other Skoda models such as the Kodiaq, the Enyaq iV 80s are also offered in a Sportline trim, which brings sportier elements to the exterior and interior.
Both Enyaq models are five-seaters. Boot space is also similar, despite the Coupe’s dramatic sloping roofline. Skoda quotes 585 litres for the wagon – just 15 litres more than the Coupe.
They also deliver impressively slippery shapes. The Coupe’s co-efficient of drag is 0.234, with the wagon only 0.04 behind.
Skoda Australia is not currently planning to import any of the Czech brand’s plug-in hybrid models found in other markets – the Octavia iV and Superb iV.