The Enyaq iV 80x, which has a 77kWh battery and dual 265hp motors, will most likely be available in India.
Skoda will finally launch its first electric vehicle in India, the Enyaq iV, March 2024. Skoda will use the Enyaq iV to test the market before deciding on its future electric vehicle lineup for India.
What Skoda Said
While competitors such as Hyundai, Kia, Tata, and Mahindra have all introduced at least one EV in India, Skoda has yet to enter the EV market and plans to do so with the Enyaq iV.
"We will start with the Enyaq, which we will bring in the current fiscal year, and we would like to test the market," said Petr Solc, brand director, Skoda Auto India, in a recent interview. "If the market is positive, we'll look into bringing more EV models."
Skoda Enyou iV
The Skoda Enyaq iV is an all-electric SUV based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB born-electric platform, which also supports the Volkswagen ID 4 and Audi Q4 e-tron crossovers. The Enyaq iV is only slightly smaller than the Skoda Kodiaq, measuring 4,648mm long and 1,877mm wide, but it is strictly a 5-seat SUV with two rows of seats.
Skoda has been testing the Enyaq in India, and while the manufacturer has imported a variety of prototypes with varying power outputs, the model most commonly seen on tests is the Enyaq iV 80x, which comes with a 77kWh battery and supports up to 125kW DC fast charging. This is the most powerful powertrain configuration, with dual motors, one on each axle, providing AWD capability and a total of 265hp. Skoda claims the Enyaq iV 80x accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and has a WLTP-rated range of up to 513 kilometres.