Final month, a Skoda Enyaq electrical SUV in Australia for an engineering analysis was noticed parked in Sydney. Now the identical car has been seen in regional NSW within the city of Dubbo.
This time round, it was noticed at Tesla’s Dubbo supercharger by an EV proprietor and fanatic, Doc Adkins, and shared on Fb.
The blue Skoda Enyaq was seen charging on the supercharger, which is one in all solely a handful of Tesla charging websites within the nation the place non-Teslas are capable of cost as nicely.
In line with Adkins, the coupe-style Enyaq is a single-motor long-range variant that’s anticipated to be supplied on the market to Australian clients in 2024.
He stated it had a well-put-together inside, together with a display screen behind the steering wheel.
“Sat contained in the automotive. Very properly appointed and completed off. A number of switches and so on. Sprint in entrance of the driving force (like my Mannequin S), and a heads-up show on the windscreen too (not like my Mannequin S – sigh!),” Adkins famous.
From the skin, the automotive regarded fairly smooth within the open Dubbo solar which is in distinction to the final sighting that appeared in shaded inner-Sydney. “Fairly swish wanting automotive. The blue regarded nice, and so did the 21” wheels.”
On the again of the newest sighting, varied EV followers had been fairly impressed with the styling on the Enyaq. “Appears to be like nice love Skoda vehicles,” one stated.
Two EV followers in contrast it to Australia’s best-selling EV in 2023, the Tesla Mannequin Y: “Wow the aspect profile seems so just like a MY [Model Y],” and “Lastly some mannequin y opponents , cant wait.”
This car is right here in Australia for engineering analysis. It was first registered in Might 2023 in keeping with NSW transport division with a construct yr of 2022.
Given the sightings to date, it’s travelling round NSW to get as a lot data on Australian circumstances for doable suspension tuning of manufacturing fashions for our native street circumstances.
The Skoda Enyaq is sort of a preferred SUV in Europe and comes normal with a 5-star score by Euro NCAP.
Given the Volkswagen ID.4, which sits on the identical platform because the Enyaq, lately acquired a five-star ANCAP score on the market in New Zealand, the Enyaq is more likely to comply with if Skoda does resolve to carry it regionally.
The Enyaq is presently bought in New Zealand and is obtainable in three variants. The Max variants provide over 500 km of WLTP vary when paired with the 82 kWh battery pack.
From its pricing in New Zealand, we anticipate the beginning value to be round $A70,000 when it lands in Australia in 2024. This may be above the Tesla Mannequin Y which as of 2023 is promoting hundreds each month.
The recognition of electrical SUVs places the Skoda Enyaq in an excellent place to seize gross sales when it does land. With its sleeker exterior and well-finished inside, it may do exactly that. The true query now could be whether or not Skoda can launch the automotive in Australia in time earlier than others catch on.
Riz is the founding father of carloop primarily based in Melbourne, specialising in Australian EV information, perception reviews and tendencies. He’s a mechanical engineer who spent the primary 7 years of his profession constructing transport infrastructure earlier than beginning carloop. He has a ardour for vehicles, notably EVs and needs to assist scale back transport emissions in Australia. He presently drives a pink Tesla Mannequin 3.
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