That’s right. Skoda has taken the wraps off the production Enyaq iV even before the VW ID.4 gets fully revealed. A substantial information on the Czech brand’s first all-electric SUV was already revealed along with the camouflaged prototypes in May this year. Now though, we can see it in its full electrified glory.
The photos here mostly showcase the ‘Founders Edition’, which will be limited to 1,895 units — it’s a number that harkens back to the year when Skoda was originally founded as Laurin & Klement. The limited edition will be available in two metallic finishes: Black Magic and Arctic Silver.
Distinguishing factors include the standard LED-illuminated Crystal Face grille (comprising 130 LEDs), gloss black elements, 21-inch Aquarius alloy wheels, and of course, a Founders Edition badge. The Founders Edition will be exclusive to the Enyaq iV 60 and iV 80 variants, which we’ll come back to in a bit.
As for the final dimensions, the Enyaq measures 4,649 mm long, 1,879 mm wide and 1,616 mm high. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,765 mm. Luggage capacity is claimed to be 585-litres. As standard, the crossover will ride on 18-inch steel wheels. Drag co-efficiency is 0.27 Cd.
Things look fairly clean inside, literally, with the usage of sustainable materials such as 60% of the upholstery made of polyester from recycled PET bottles. The interior of the Founders Edition features upholstery in cognac-brown leather; the color of which is achieved by treating the hide with olive leaf extracts.
The clean-looking dashboard is dominated by a large 13-inch infotainment display that can be also be controlled by gestures and via voice assistant. However, a 10-inch display is standard. Other features include a 5.3-inch Digital Cockpit, a Head-Up Display with AR (most likely optional), built-in eSIM for connectivity features, and the optional 12-speaker Canton audio system.
Safety and assistance
As for passive safety, the Enyaq iV gets a total of 9 airbags. While the crossover gets LED headlights and LED taillights as standard, buyers can opt for LED Matrix headlights and a more sophisticated LED taillights in a ‘C’ shape. Active safety and driver assistance features include the usual stuff such as Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and so on. The owners can also park their Enyaq remotely via their smartphone.
Moving on to the business end of the story, the Enyaq iV will be available in multiple battery capacities and in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive configurations.
- Enyaq iV 50 (RWD): single electric motor with 148 metric hp (109 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft), drawing juice from a 55 kWh (52 kWh net) battery pack that delivers a claimed range of up to 340 km (211 mi).
- Enyaq iV 60 (RWD): single electric motor with 179 metric hp (132 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft), drawing juice from a 62 kWh (58 kWh net) battery pack that delivers a claimed range of up to 390 km (242 mi).
- Enyaq iV 80 (RWD): single electric motor with 204 metric hp (150 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft), drawing juice from an 82 kWh (77 kWh net) battery pack that delivers a claimed range of up to 510 km (316 mi).
- Enyaq iV 80X (AWD): two electric motors with a combined 265 metric hp (195 kW), also drawing juice from an 82 kWh (77 kWh net) battery pack that delivers a claimed range of up to 460 km (286 mi).
- Enyaq iV RS (AWD): two electric motors with a combined 306 metric hp (225 kW); same 82 kWh (77 kWh net) battery pack that delivers a claimed range of up to 460 km (286 mi).
The official range figures are quoted as per the WLTP cycle.
Naturally, the RS is the quickest and fastest among the bunch with a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 6.2 seconds. It boasts a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).
As for charging, the Enyaq is capable of up to 125 kW DC fast charging. At a DC public charging station, the 82 kWh battery pack can be charged from 5 to 80% in around 38 minutes, Skoda said. The 11 kW AC wall box at home can take up to 6 to 8 hours.
Last but not the least, the Enyaq iV will be produced at Mladá Boleslav plant in Czech Republic.