ŠKODA has revealed its first purpose-built electric car – the Enyaq iV – arriving in Ireland next June.
DMG Motors in Donegal Town are gearing up for a high volume of interest already.
Demand is expected to outstrip supply with only 350 ENYAQ iV units available in 2021.
For this reason, combined with the Covid-19 restrictions on showroom visits, ŠKODA has decided to launch an online deposit reservation process or pre-booking as it is commonly known.
On Thursday 26th November, from 9 am, prospective customers, can pay a refundable €1,000 deposit to secure priority ordering access to the earliest vehicles.
ŠKODA have confirmed that each depositor is not guaranteed an ENYAQ iV in 2021, as production is limited and vehicles will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. ŠKODA have stressed, however, that all deposits will be returned at the end of the process whether an ENYAQ iV is ordered or not. After paying an online deposit, customers will be contacted in January/February by their selected dealer who will support them through the purchase process, with the first customers expected to receive vehicles in June.
Pre-grant prices are starting from €46,570 for the ENYAQ 60 and €54,630 for the ENYAQ 80. All ENYAQ vehicles are priced exclusively with a 3-year service and tyre plan. ŠKODA have also 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.
The name of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ is derived from the Irish name ‘enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. Enya itself comes from the Irish Gaelic word ‘Eithne’, meaning ‘essence’, ‘spirit’ or ‘principle’. These different meanings allow different perspectives on the name of ŠKODA’s new SUV
Commenting on the ENYAQ iV process, Ray Leddy, Head of Marketing and Product, ŠKODA Ireland, said: “We are very excited about the imminent arrival of the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV. In the past ŠKODA has had challenges delivering sufficient volumes of product due to excessive demand. Most recently, with the new OCTAVIA and before this the KODIAQ. With ŠKODA showrooms closed due to Covid-19 restrictions and many of our customers preferring to shop online, it makes sense to launch this initiative at this time. ŠKODA ENYAQ iV price and specification information is now available on our website so customers can research the product before paying a deposit. I would like to thank Volkswagen Financial Services, who are supporting us by providing a safe online environment for our customer transactions”
ŠKODA are advising early deposit reservations once the system opens at 9 am on Thursday 26th November. ŠKODA have also launched an ENYAQ iV online configurator where customers can build their bespoke and unique ENYAQ iV. Visit www.skoda. i.e. for information on the ENYAQ iV and the reservation process.
For more information, contact DMG Motors, main ŠKODA dealer, at 0749721396 or email email@example.com.