Skoda’s all new Electric ‘Enyaq iV’ revealed

Skoda officially reveals the Enyaq iV prototype ahead of its debut date, whereas the international launch is stated 2021. The company has also revealed the details of the Skoda Enyaq iV SUV .

This fully-electric SUV will be the first such offering from the Czech brand and will expand on the company’s iV electrified sub-brand. The electric crossover is Skoda’s first all-electric vehicle and will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform.

The Enyaq will be available in five different power variants : Enyaq iV 50, Enyaq iV 60, Enyaq iV 80, Enyaq iV 80X and vRS and three battery sizes, and will be RWD or AWD depending on the variant chosen. The entry-level version is the Enyaq iV 50 with its 55kWh battery, powering a rear-mounted electric motor with 109kW. This is aimed at buyers on a budget, who will most likely use this SUV in urban conditions. Then there is the Enyaq iV 60, this has a 390km range and is powered by a 132kW motor and has 62kWh battery pack. The third battery option is an 82kWh unit which when fitted to the Enyaq iV 80, it has been developed for longer journeys.

The larger battery pack is used by two other versions: an offroad-focused Enyaq iV 80X and the performance-oriented RS, both of which will also be AWD given the addition of a smaller motor on the front axle. The 80X has a 195kW output and while the top-spec RS version has a 225kW output. This version can do 0 to 100kmph in 6.2 seconds. The Enyaq’s battery pack will also support fast-charging, covering 0-80 per cent in just 40 minutes. 

In-terms of dimension it is 4,648mm long, 1,877mm wide, 1,618mm tall, wheelbase is 2,765mm and it has a 585-litre boot however this five-seater Enyaq is slightly smaller than the Kodiaq. The overall styling seems to follow familiar designs from other Skodas. From the up front the lighting elements are typically Skoda with their crystalline elements, although the signature Skoda grille seems to have been reinterpreted. Skoda claims the Enyaq has a drag co-efficient starting from 0.27, visible efforts towards this are the air inlets on the front bumpers.

Skoda is yet to reveal the interior and other finer design details of the production-spec Enyaq. Skoda says that drastic changes have been made in the Enyaq’s interior. All information is accessed via a free-standing 13-inch central screen and with an optional head-up display with augmented reality. Skoda promises a suite of connectivity options and a spacious, lounge-like atmosphere.

The Skoda Enyaq iV will be launched internationally in early 2021, with a global debut and production beginning in late 2020 at the Mladá Boleslav plant. As a celebration of the brand’s 125th anniversary, a Founder’s Edition will be available; equipped with unique features and styling, and limited to 1,895 units. If launched in Nepal, the Enyaq iV is expected to be priced above the Kona EV. However further information is still to be unveiled. 

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