Well, we're *checks watch* 12 days into 2021 and already Skoda's new car is a sell-out success. If you were hoping to get your hands on one of the new Enyaq iV electric SUVs this year, you're out of luck.
Order books opened in November
The Enyaq - which has been partially tested and prototyped on Irish roads - actually went on sale back in November, with Skoda Ireland anticipating so much demand that it set up an almost lottery-like system for deposits. Put a refundable €1,000 down, and you got your place in the race, but not everyone got their name against a car.
280 Enyaqs coming to Ireland this year
Thus it is that, in the second week of January, a new car not due to arrive on these shores until June is already sold out. All 280 Enyaqs earmarked for Ireland this year are now reserved, so you'll be looking at a 212-numberplate.
Commenting, John Donegan, Brand Director of Skoda Ireland said: "Within 25 minutes of opening the online ordering system we received 100 online deposits. This achievement is even more remarkable when you consider the Enyaq iV has not begun production and hasn't been test-driven by any customers. I would like to thank those customers for placing their trust and confidence in the Skoda brand. Our job now is to secure production to deliver these vehicles to our customers as early as possible. For prospective customers who missed out, we expect production to ramp up at the end of this year for improved supply in 2022."
Pre-grant prices start from €46,570
Enyaq pre-grant prices will start from €46,570 for the Enyaq 60 and €54,630 for the Enyaq 80. Enyaq 80s, with the bigger 77kWh battery, will have a WLTP range of 500km. All Enyaq vehicles are priced exclusively with a three-year service and tyre plan. Skoda says that it welcomed the recent grant confirmation from the SEAI for BEVs next year. Up to €7,800 of grants and incentives are available to Enyaq iV customers in 2021.