Skoda launched it’s first all-electric SUV

On the 125th year Anniversary, the SKODA group has finally revealed its first all-electric Enyaq iV. This all-electric SUV is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. The new model takes its name from the Irish word Enya (which means ‘source of life’), with the Czech brand saying this carries on a tradition of using ‘rugged corners of the Earth’ as inspiration when naming its SUVs.

The Škoda Enyaq iV offers rear- or all-wheel drive, along with a range that is perfectly suitable for everyday use, covering up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle, and brand-typical spaciousness. Škoda is continuing to develop its emotive design language – to this end, the new SUV features an all-new interior concept offering Design Selections instead of classic trim levels and a brand-new structure of the options available. One particular highlight is the exclusive Enyaq iV Founders Edition, which is limited to 1,895 units and is commemorating the company’s anniversary celebrating 125 years of success. The electric motors that boast a range of about 500km on a single charge.

The pre-bookings for the Enyaq iV starts from September 2 for the European market with a launch slated for in first half of 2021.

Starting off with the designs, Enyaq iV looks dynamic and is characterized by its spaciousness. It offers a similar amount of interior space as a Škoda Kodiaq, despite being shorter in length than a Škoda Octavia. The full LED Matrix headlights make the front look sporty along with the large Skoda grille. The full LED taillights include dynamic indicators and also have a Coming/Leaving Home function. The Founders Edition and the Enyaq RS iV are equipped with a Crystal Face, which includes a stunning, illuminated radiator grille, as standard. For the Enyaq 80 iV and Enyaq 80x iV, it is available as an option. 

The Skoda badge is positioned in block lettering in the middle of the tailgate and is framed by a matte black roof spoiler and a rear bumper featuring a grey diffuser. A panoramic sliding roof is available as an option while the roof rails, window frames, and the frame of the Skoda grille come in a choice of chrome, matte or glossy black. Škoda has developed Simply Clever solutions specific to electric vehicles, such as a cleaner for the charging cable, a protective cap for the charging socket, and a compartment for the charging cable under the boot floor.

It is powered by three battery sizes, five power outputs ranging from 109 to 225 kW, and rear- or all-wheel drive caters to many different requirements and uses. With ranges of up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle, the Enyaq iV is an ideal everyday companion. Furthermore, it can tow trailers weighing up to 1,400 kg (8% gradient) or 1,200 kg (12% gradient). The Enyaq iV boasts an all-new drive concept, exploiting the possibilities that Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform.

The Enyaq iV 50 comes with 18-inch steel wheels as standard. A total of 8 different wheelsets ranging from 18 to 21 inches are available. The Enyaq iV is 4,649mm long, 1,879mm wide, and has a height of 1,616mm. The wheelbase of 2,765mm and the absence of a transmission tunnel allows for extra space and a large amount of knee room in the rear. The boot has a capacity of 585-liters.

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