So, total banana (or bannaba?!) box capacity of the Enyaq is 10, as is the Model Y (given it actually has a frunk). Based on that I’m not losing that much capacity having elected for a Y ahead of a Enyaq (and we have found the Y more than capacious enough both in rear legroom and boot space). Obviously a bit less range but, in real-world impact, that’s not a biggie.
But I’ve also saved a huge amount of money (over $20k), I have a considerably faster accelerating and more powerful car, I get to use a user interface that’s highly regarded vs one that’s been panned by many…
In other words, I’m really struggling to find why anyone would buy an Enyaq, based on the specs/pricing of these NZ models. It’ll be interesting to see how many do.
It's going to be niche for sure.
With both the Model Y and Kia EV6 at in excess of $20k cheaper (and really strong offerings in their own rights), a buyer would really need a strong reason to go for the Enyaq.
Perhaps for somebody with large dog's, that don't want the steeply sloping rear glass found in both the Kia EV6 & the Model 3?
Perhaps for somebody who needs to transport a particular bulky item that does fit in the Enyaq, nut not the others?
Perhaps somebody for who's use case, the cargo space of the EV6 is not enough, and the range of the Model Y is not enough?
Perhaps a Skoda or Euro car enthusiast?
But the issue is the Niche is really narrow. At the pricepoint there are plenty of other EV options about.
For the dog owner, or Euro car enthusiast, one would have to compare against a BMW ix3, which can be had for $90k ex demo. 460km rated range, 210kW motor, 9 Banana boxes (better spelling this time).
And for those that really care about cargo space, the Entry level Mafa 9, And the LDV T 60 EV both come in under the subsidy cap.