Škoda Enyaq Launch in New Zealand
On 25th February, the new Škoda Enyaq was launched throughout New Zealand. We were delighted to host our VIP Škoda customers as well as members of the public to view Škoda’s fully electric SUV in person. Our team were on-site to answer questions, as well as demonstrate customisable features through the use of a virtual reality headset!
The Škoda Enyaq received a wealth of positive feedback from a range of motoring journalists. We’ve included a summary below and strongly recommend that you read the full articles and upcoming reviews on their websites, as we’re confident the Enyaq will impress.
New Zealand Autocar Magazine
“There’s really not a bad angle to this, the SUV – there’s a coupe version that looks just as interesting – and ditto the interior which features upmarket materials, a huge screen and just seems fresh…”
“Seat comfort is really good over the long haul, and there are heater elements for four passengers, and a toasty wheel for winters, perfect for the deep south. There’s also the facility to defrost the windscreen before driving which involves being App friendly.”
Driven, David Linklater
“Range is impressive: 500km-plus means you can road-trip without really stressing about charge during the day and the Enyaq’s OS actually allows you to reset the range indicator manually, so you can play those little average-consumption games and reassess the distance-to-flat while you drive.”
“There’s no doubt Enyaq is a polished, accomplished and stylish family BEV. If “premium” means impressing the heck out of the neighbours, it works.”
“If being more sustainable does that, then aside from the BEV powertrain the Enyaq contains 13kg of recycled plastics, 40 per cent recycled steel, 60 per recycled aluminium, 20 per cent recycled glass in the side windows, and has seat covers made from 40 per cent virgin wool and 60 per cent recycled bottles. Which is not surprising at all.”
Stuff, Matthew Hansen
“Having been sceptical of its styling upon its initial release, I was surprised with how much presence it has in person. See it in the flesh first before you cast judgement…”
“Skodas are always a worthwhile shout for anyone wanting to grace their driveway with ‘something a bit different’. Against a tsunami of Model Ys, there’s little doubt the Enyaq is just that.
More than that, the Enyaq is a unique full-size premium Euro wagon, with a plug, for under a hundred grand. There aren’t too many of those about.”
Tarmac Life, Dave McLeod
“Now the $97.990 price tag on the Enyaq Sportline Max 80 may well be a little eye-watering initially, but it doesn’t take long for you to see that this is a well put together and well-spec’d EV. Comfort is there from the get go and everything feels like it’s in the right place.”
“‘In 2023 you can’t define a car by its badge, the brand history, where it’s from or by its traditional segment, what’s defining cars more than anything today is what’s powering it’, announced Skoda NZ at the launch, but Skoda has a highly recognisable brand, a 125 year heritage and already has handsome SUVs, so this new all-electric ‘source of life’ is surely just icing on the cake.”
DriveLife, Fred Alvrez
“Hitting the windy roads, the car feels pretty planted from the passenger’s side, tyre and road noise being well subdued. Thankfully, none of the Enyaqs are fitted with Michelin’s Primacy tyres; it’s a great tyre and common to EVs, but is let down by excessive tyre noise. Not so on the Enyaq, and over our entire 3-4 hours of driving, wind, tyre and road noise are almost non-existent…”
“All too quickly we arrived at our destination. Final verdict? As always, we’ll wait until we test the car fully, but first impressions are very good; it may be the most expensive Skoda, but initial thoughts are that it’s also the best.”
Keen to find out for yourself?
Be sure to check out the new Škoda Enyaq and contact our team to arrange an in-person viewing. We have no doubt you’ll be impressed.