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Saloon shaped EV's

  • 23-03-2021 5:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,755 ✭✭✭ Shedite27


    Have any of the main manufacturers release saloon EV cars in Ireland? Trying to find an equivalent for a Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo style that's an EV. Everything I've found in that size from those manufacturers (plus Kia, Hyundai etc) seem to be SUV shaped or hatchback shaped. Budget probably doesn't stretch to Tesla/Audi/Merc.

    Have they gone out of fashion, or is there some reason that shape isn't as popular in the EV world?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Maybe the i4 fits?

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,300 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Shedite27 wrote: »
    Have any of the main manufacturers release saloon EV cars in Ireland? Trying to find an equivalent for a Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo style that's an EV. Everything I've found in that size from those manufacturers (plus Kia, Hyundai etc) seem to be SUV shaped or hatchback shaped. Budget probably doesn't stretch to Tesla/Audi/Merc.

    Have they gone out of fashion, or is there some reason that shape isn't as popular in the EV world?

    Model 3?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 6,091 Mod ✭✭✭✭ liamog


    VW are due to bring out a Passat size EV but I think it's next year.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_I.D._Vizzion


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,366 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    I'd class the Ioniq as a saloon shaped car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭ Lantus


    Saloons are are dying breed. Mondeo is dead and it's a shrinking market bar popular models like octavia.

    Crossover and suv style will be the new norm. Check out the id4. It's octavia sized but bigger inside and can tow and has a roof rack. Ioniq 5 is bigger still in some ways but looks smaller. I find it hard to guage. You need to watch reviews as the pics are misleading.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭ PaulRyan97


    Definitely only exist now in higher budget ranges, other than that it's just hatchbacks and crossovers.

    Your best bet at the moment is to buy a PHEV saloon and just let the engine seize up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ innrain


    I'm thinking Polestar 2 but that's not in Ireland although is more than a year in UK no SH spotted.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,884 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Shedite27 wrote: »
    Have any of the main manufacturers release saloon EV cars in Ireland? Trying to find an equivalent for a Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo style that's an EV. Everything I've found in that size from those manufacturers (plus Kia, Hyundai etc) seem to be SUV shaped or hatchback shaped. Budget probably doesn't stretch to Tesla/Audi/Merc.

    Have they gone out of fashion, or is there some reason that shape isn't as popular in the EV world?

    They have gone out of fashion, unfortunately. The Tesla Model 3 is a saloon. You said your budget probably won't stretch to Tesla/Audi/Merc, but the Tesla Model 3 is significantly cheaper than any EV offerings from Audi / Merc, starting at about €46k

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,087 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    NIMAN wrote: »
    I'd class the Ioniq as a saloon shaped car.

    This is pretty much your only option for a reasonably priced EV saloon shape.
    A cracker of a car too


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,884 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I wouldn't really call the Ioniq a saloon shaped car. Maybe because it's a hatchback :p

    Cracker of a car it is though. Had one for 3 years myself.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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  • Registered Users Posts: 154 ✭✭ bod71


    innrain wrote: »
    I'm thinking Polestar 2 but that's not in Ireland although is more than a year in UK no SH spotted.

    There’s two polestars for sale on Carzone, from an independent dealer. I don’t know how that works with warranty work and servicing.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,884 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    bod71 wrote: »
    There’s two polestars for sale on Carzone, from an independent dealer. I don’t know how that works with warranty work and servicing.

    The dealer is aptly called "DC motor co" :p

    No prices on the cars though, hate that.

    Polestar is a hatchback too though. Not a saloon. It has 5 doors like the Ioniq. The only real saloon mentioned in this thread so far is the Tesla Model 3

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,010 ✭✭✭ fricatus


    unkel wrote: »
    The dealer is aptly called "DC motor co" :p

    No prices on the cars though, hate that.

    POA = PFO :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ innrain


    unkel wrote: »
    The dealer is aptly called "DC motor co" :p

    No prices on the cars though, hate that.

    Polestar is a hatchback too though. Not a saloon. It has 5 doors like the Ioniq. The only real saloon mentioned in this thread so far is the Tesla Model 3
    To me they look kinda 4 doors.

    https://images.hgmsites.net/hug/tesla-model-3-vs-polestar-2_100693302_h.jpg

    Is it not what they call fastback sedan?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 aigne


    It was exactly this question about 'saloon shape' that led me to choosing a Model 3


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