1.9.2020Skoda Enyaq iV revealed
Skoda has unveiled the Enyaq iV, its new pure-electric SUV based on the VW Group MEB platform. Available with a choice of two battery options, the Skoda Enyaq iV has a headline electric driving range of up to 316 miles (500 km) on a single charge.
The new Skoda comes either as the Enyaq iV 60 with a 62 kWh battery or Enyaq iV 80 with an 82 kWh battery. This sees official driving ranges of up to 242 miles and 316 miles on a charge respectively.
There is also a choice of two- or four-wheel drive powertrains. The entry-level Enyaq iV 60 comes with a 132 kW motor driving the rear wheels, whilst the Enyaq iV 80 RWD produces 150 kW.
Charging is possible at 50 kW DC as standard, though customers can also specify 100 kW ultra-rapid DC charging capabilities for the smaller battery model, or 125 kW for the longer range version. AC charging is possible at up to 7 kW.
Coming under Skoda's electrified iV sub-brand - which also includes the Citigo iV pure-EV and PHEV models such as the Octavia - the Enyaq iV is the company's first model designed as an electric car from the ground up.
Interior space is almost on a level with Skoda's largest model, the Kodiaq SUV, despite having a similar footprint to the more compact Octavia.
Key design details include the ability to light up 'grille' strakes, and a bolder use of light clusters for sharper styling. The interior is extremely clean in terms of switchgear, with a large touchscreen dominating proceedings.
Trim levels for both battery packs start at Loft, moving up to Lounge and then Suite, with an 80 Founders Edition specification available on the Enyaq iV 80 only.
A voice assistant - named Laura - is available on the Enyaq iV, which allows for similar functionality to home units, requiring only natural voice commands to search for and complete key tasks.
Prices are already confirmed for the new Skoda Enyaq iV, with prices starting at £33,450 in the UK for the 62 kWh model and £38,950 for the 82 kWh version. Pricing for the top-of-the-range Enyaq iV 80 Founders Edition comes in at £49,995; all are excluding the UK Plug-in Car Grant worth £3,000.
Order books open later this year, with first customer deliveries expected in the UK in spring.