The all-electric ŠKODA Enyaq iV SUV will have a range of up to 310 miles and will include an entry-level version, aimed at families, a variant for the long-distance driver, and a model with a sporting focus.
The Enyaq iV is based on the same platform as the Volkswagen ID. It will be available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, five power variants and three battery sizes, with a range of up to 310 miles.
Production of the ŠKODA Enyaq iV will start at the end of 2020 with its market launch scheduled to take place at the beginning of 2021.
In the entry-level versions, a motor drives the rear wheels. The more powerful versions feature a second electric motor at the front, giving four-wheel drive.
The entry-level model is the ŠKODA Enyaq iV 50; its lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 55 kWh. The rear-mounted electric motor has an output of 109 kW, offering a maximum range of up to 210 miles. This increases up to 241 miles in the 132 kW Enyaq iV 60 fitted with a 62 kWh battery. The rear-wheel drive Enyaq iV 80 delivering 150 kW has the highest range of up to 310 miles in the WLTP cycle. Its 82 kWh battery is also used by the two versions equipped with a second electric motor giving all-wheel drive: the 80X and the vRS, which deliver 195 kW and 225 kW respectively. The top-of-the-range model accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 112 mph. The maximum range of both all-wheel-drive variants is up to 285 miles.
The ŠKODA Enyaq iV can be charged in three different ways. In addition to the conventional 230-volt household plug socket with an AC output of 2.3 kW, the vehicle can also be conveniently topped up overnight at home using a wall box delivering up to 11 kW. This takes six to eight hours depending on the size of the battery. DC fast-charging stations with a charging output of 125 kW are the third option. These can recharge the Enyaq iV’s battery from 10% to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes.
Inside, there’s a free-standing, 13-inch central display and a head-up display with augmented reality is also available, along with a permanent internet connection.
There’s also a large 585 litre boot and sustainable interior materials such as olive leather are used for the first time in a production car.
In its most powerful variant, the ŠKODA Enyaq iV can tow loads of up to 1,200 kg.
A ‘Founder’s Edition’ equipped with special features and different styling will be limited to 1,895 units, commemorating the founding of the company 125 years ago.
More than ten electrified ŠKODA iV models are scheduled to be launched between 2019 and the end of 2022 – a result of an investment of two billion euros into the development of electrified models.
If you can’t wait for the ŠKODA Enyaq iV, the ŠKODA Superb Estate iV petrol-electric plug-in hybrid is on sale now, and offers up to 35 miles of electric driving range, lots of space, and an affordable price.