• ŠKODA has unveiled their first all-electric SUV this week, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV.

    The brand’s first series-production vehicle to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification toolkit (MEB), the ENYAQ will be available in the UK with two battery size options, two (rear-wheel drive) and four-wheel drive transmission and various model variants.

    Introducing a new range structure based around battery sizes rather than traditional trim designations, customers can choose between two battery pack sizes; 62kWh and 82kWh, both of which are available with optional ‘Lounge’ and ‘Suite’ leather interior design packs.

    Starting from £38, 950 (including grant) the ENYAQ iV 60 has a 62 kWh battery and a 132 kW electric motor, which delivers a range of up to 260 miles (WLTP). The iV 80 meanwhile starts at £38,950 (including grant) and uses an 82kWh battery and larger 150kW electric motor, which can produce a range of up to 316 miles (WLTP) on a charge.

    The SKODA NYAQ will be available to order from late 2020, with the first UK deliveries expected next Spring.

 

  • ŠKODA also announced this week that the ŠKODA Citigo has been officially dropped from the brand’s lineup, with no plans for a replacement.

    The combustion-engine version of the city car went off sale last year, with the model then being replaced by the all-electric Citigo-e iV and quickly sold out of the cars made available to the UK.
  • Hyundai has enhanced the Hyundai Kona lineup, with a new refreshed look, as well as a new powertrain and the addition of a sporty N Line trim.

    The powertrain line-up for the new Kona now includes a 1.6-litre T-GDI Smartstream engine with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and 198 PS, which is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variations.

    For increased fuel efficiency, all new Kona’s will also be available with 48-volt mild hybrid technology. This technology is applied to the 1.6-litre Smartstream diesel engine with 136 PS as standard and is available with a seven-speed DCT (7DCT) or six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT), as well as optional four-wheel drive. The 1.0-litre T-GDI Smartstream petrol engine with 120 PS can also be equipped with 48-volt mild hybrid technology and 6iMT as an option.

    The all-new Kona N Line and new Kona will arrive to European showrooms towards the end of the year, while the new Kona Hybrid will follow beginning of 2021.

 

  • Hyundai have also teased the first images of its All-New Tucson.

    New design highlights include the an evolution of Hyundai’s headlamp architecture called ‘Parametric Hidden Lights’ and a dual cockpit layout that offers personalized space intuitively optimized for a high-tech user exper­ience.

    The digital world premiere of the All-New Tucson will take place on 15th September.