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Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV revealed

Date: 02 September 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Skoda has unveiled the Enyaq iV, its first fully-electric SUV.

It comes with a choice of two different powertrains: a 180hp motor, paired with a 62kWh battery (badged 60), that allows a range of up to 242 miles on the WLTP cycle; and a 204hp motor with an 82kWh battery (badged 80) that can cover 316 miles.

The Enyaq iV comes with 50kW DC charging capability as standard, and with 100kW (with the 60 battery) and 125kW (with the 80 battery) available as options - the latter allowing a 10-80% charge in 38 minutes.

Skoda claims that the Enyaq iV's layout, with the battery under the cabin floor and the motor beneath the boot floor, means that while the car's exterior is the same size as its Octavia lower-medium car, the cabin is large enough to match the Kodiaq, its largest SUV, while the boot measures 585 litres.

Entry-level Enyaq iVs, with the smaller 60 battery, get standard equipment including 19in alloy wheels, a 13in infotainment screen, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless go, road sign recognition, ambient interior lighting, a multifunction leather steering wheel and autonomous emergency braking.

80 models, with the larger battery, get extra features including chrome detailing, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a heated steering wheel, selectable drive modes and sat-nav.

Standard cars get an interior spec badged as Loft, but this can be upgraded with the Lounge design pack, which adds light grey leather trim with mustard yellow stitching, or Suite, which features leather trim and piano black décor panels. 

In addition to the standard launch models, a range-topping Founders Edition, with the 80 battery only, offers standard spec including 125kW charging capability, 21in alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, a black leather interior design pack, and an LED illuminated front grille which Skoda is calling 'crystal face'.

Enyaq iVs with the 60 battery will be priced at £33,450 with the Loft spec, rising to £34,565 with Lounge and £34,735 with Suite, with all prices excluding the government's plug-in car grant.

With the 80 battery, prices are £38,950 for Loft, £40,065 for Lounge, £40,235 for Suite, and £49,995 for the Founders Edition.

Orders are due to open late this year, with the first UK deliveries expected next spring.