Skoda’s Enyaq electric car has been crowned Scottish Car of the Year. The all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) beat internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to take the overall title.
The Scottish Car of the Year Awards are held annually by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW). The event took place last night at Edinburgh’s Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club.
The Enyaq took the title of best electric vehicle (EV) £35,000-plus before it went to take the overall win beating big brand ICE carmakers including BMW, Hyundai, Kia and Mazda from other categories. Skoda’s Enyaq IV 80 features an 82kWh battery that delivers an impressive 331mile (533km) range.
There was also an award given to the best electric vehicle under £35,000. This award was given to the Mazda MX-30 crossover style electric car.
Kirsten Stagg, Skoda UK head of marketing said: “This means a huge amount to us because we believe the Enyaq iV really is a remarkable car. Electrification presents us with an incredible opportunity.
“As a brand, we have become known for delivering a high quality ownership experience without the premium price tag. We want to continue that as we transition into electric cars.”
Jack McKeown, ASMW president, said: “Congratulations to Skoda. The Enyaq saw off some tough competition to be crowned Scottish Car of the Year. Its styling, practicality and value were all factors in its win, but it was the way it made switching from petrol to electric feel so easy that most impressed us.”