Skoda Enyaq EV confirmed for Australia – from late 2023

Skoda has ultimately confirmed plans to convey the complete Enyaq iV electrical automobile vary in Australia, however manufacturing shortages imply it will not be prepared to start out taking orders till the second half of 2023.

Primarily based on the present timeline, deliveries in all probability will not begin till 2024.

Each the traditional SUV and coupe-crossover physique kinds will come to Australia, serving as the primary electrical vehicles within the Czech model’s native vary.

Having simply acquired sign-off, Skoda Australia says it is not but ready to find out market pricing, well being of provide, or what method of gross sales channel/s it should choose to make use of for the Enyaq.

Skoda turns into the third Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) model to reveal its electrical automobile technique after Audi and new-kid-on-the-block Cupra – earlier than Volkswagen itself, though Volkswagen’s native arm is predicted to have an ID-related announcement coming quickly .

“We positively have an EV technique,” Skoda Australia head of gross sales Kieran Merrigan stated this week.

“What I can affirm is the Enyaq has [just] has been permitted for our market, and we are going to begin taking orders throughout subsequent yr.”

The VGA manufacturers have all, to better and lesser levels, been confronted with challenges with regards to securing allocation of European electrical autos for the distant Australian market, regardless of the speedy progress in EV take-up right here.

Manufacturing ranges are nonetheless decrease than demand, and the Group prefers to allocate restricted provides of battery-electric autos to international locations with fines in place for manufacturers that exceed fleet-wide common CO2 emissions, as defined to us by VGA’s managing director Paul Sansom.

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,[A federal CO2 target on car brands] actually is the vital query, if we do not have that laws available in the market, then they are going to prioritize the markets which have, to keep away from very important fines. It modifications the sport utterly, it actually does, and it’ll nearly change the sport in a single day if we will get these [here],” Mr Sansom stated.

The Enyaq iV is predicated on Volkswagen’s ubiquitous MEB electrical structure and comes with two battery choices, plus both rear- or all-wheel drive. The Enyaq coupe can even are available RS guise with 220kW of energy.

Learn all concerning the Enyaq iV vary in our earlier protection right here:

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