Skoda to launch its first EV in India soon: Skoda Enyaq iV electric crossover spied testing on Indian roads

The Skoda Enyaq iV crossover EV has been spotted in India and hints a launch that is on the cards.

  • Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV has been spotted in India sans camouflage.
  • The EV crossover’s launch could be on the cards and could become Skoda’s first EV in India.
  • The Enyaq iV SUV gets a dual motor setup with 265hp and delivers 513km of range on the WLTP cycle.

Skoda Auto India might bring the Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV to India as its first EV offering for the country. The Skoda Enyaq iV has recently been found testing on public roads sans camouflage which could indicate that a launch schedule is on cards. Globally, the Skoda Enyaq iV electric crossover sells in multiple powertrain combinations and trim levels. Skoda could however consider bringing in the lower trim levels to the country initially to keep prices down and better suited for the average Indian car buyer.

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The Skoda Enyaq iV shares its platform with the Volkswagen ID4 and Audi Q4 e-tron crossover SUVs. The trio is part of the VW group’s EV offensive aimed at global markets. The Enyaq iV EV could form a part of the VW 2.0 strategy for the Indian market that began with the introduction of the Skoda Kushaq compact SUV in 2021.

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Skoda Enyaq iV spied testing undisguised 

The Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV has been spotted testing on Indian roads undisguised and could hint at a launch in the future. The Skoda Enyaq iV EV SUV could become the first EV from the Czech automaker’s portfolio for the Indian market. The VW group that has adopted the India 2.0 strategy could bring in a number of electrified SUVs in the future. 

The Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV can be identified to be the top-spec variant, Enyaq iV 80X. This gets a dual motor set up paired with a 77kWh battery pack that combined puts out around 265hp of peak power. The AWD Skoda does the 0-100kmph sprint in 6.9 seconds flat and delivers a WLTP certified 513km of range on a single charge. 

The vehicle that was spied on, was the Lounge trim level. This trim level gets Skoda’s Anodised Cross Decor theme which equips the car’s interiors with contrast black and light grey. The vehicle also gets a fairly substantial feature list that includes 19-inch Proteus alloy wheels, the full-size 13-inch touchscreen, a digital instruments screen, ambient lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, contrast yellow stitching on seats, and upholstery that is sustainably sourced.

Skoda Enyaq iV price in India (expected)

However, Skoda Auto India might also consider bringing in lower-spec models that have a single motor (2WD setup) and lower trim levels to achieve a more aggressive price point. In Germany, which happens to be Skoda’s single largest market in the world, the Enyaq iV electric SUV’s prices start at €44,750 (~ Rs 37.3 lakh). In India, Skoda could bring the vehicle via the CBU route which could inflate the prices by a long margin. The Enyaq iV could be priced around Rs 60 lakh in India.