Compelling Enyaq RS on the way

Riley Riley

Skoda Australia is getting set to introduce the Enyaq EV next year, topped by the latest 250kW RS version.

It will be the most powerful vehicle ever offered by the brand.

Upgraded Enyaq RS debuts in Europe in both five-door SUV and SUV Coupe body styles, with a range of up to 547km (WLTP).

It dispatches the dash from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.5 seconds.

Enyaq 85 (previously called 80) moves to 210kW of power, with up to 576km range, rear-wheel drive and 0 to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds – two seconds faster than the previous 150kW version.

Skoda’s Kieran Merrigan said the Enyaq 85 and Enyaq RS will arrive in Australia at the same time in July, 2024 as upgraded models destined to become a highly compelling electric medium SUV alternative.

“Both the 210kW and 250kW Enyaq are the most powerful Skoda models we have ever offered, while delivering among the longest electric vehicle driving range in the electric medium SUV segment,” he said.

“Skoda customers are also among the most discerning and progressive in the market, and the Australian love affair with RS-badged product continues.

“Together this tells us that our performance and technology flagship, as an appealing SUV, will be warmly welcomed into the market from mid next year.”

Upgraded Skoda Enyaq’s more advanced electric motors, batteries and thermal management – such as the ability to pre-heat the battery – deliver an increased charging speed and better overall driving experience.

Charging for both the Enyaq 85 and Enyaq RS offer a peak capacity of up to 175kW, reducing the recharge time from 10 to 80 per cent to 28 minutes.

Australian models will also include new 4.0 software that brings a completely redesigned user interface with a more intuitive design.

The virtual instrument panel and head-up display also receive new graphics, and the voice assistant is improved.


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