The Skoda Enyaq iV is one of the most compelling electric SUVs on the market right now. It offers a spacious interior, a sleek design, and a range of powertrain options to suit different needs and budgets. It's also one of Europe's most affordable electric SUVs, starting at just €33,800 (about $39,000) in Germany.
But if you wanted to buy one, you might have been out of luck for a while. That's because Skoda had to stop taking orders for the base model of the Enyaq iV due to high demand and supply chain issues. The entry-level Skoda Enyaq iV 50, which has a 55-kWh battery pack and a 109-kW (146-horsepower) electric motor driving the rear wheels, was temporarily unavailable for customers to order.
Skoda Enyaq iV 50 is back
The good news is that Skoda has resumed taking orders for the Enyaq iV 50 as of April 27, 2021, according to the German website ecomento.de. The bad news is that you might still have to wait a long time to get your hands on one. Skoda says that the delivery time for the Enyaq iV 50 is currently about 12 months, which means you won't see your new electric SUV until mid-2022 at the earliest.
That's a shame because the Skoda Enyaq iV 50 is a great option for anyone looking for a practical and affordable electric vehicle. It has a WLTP-rated range of 340 kilometers (211 miles) on a single charge, which is more than enough for most daily driving needs. It also has a generous cargo capacity of 585 liters (20.6 cubic feet) with the rear seats up and 1,710 liters (60.4 cubic feet) with them folded down.
The Skoda Enyaq iV 50 also comes with a decent level of standard equipment, including LED headlights, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.