Who said electric cars aren’t fun to drive? Well, Czech car manufacturer is all set with it’s brand new ENYAQ iV to bust that myth, if anybody considers as such. The world premiere of the first all-electric SUV ŠKODA ENYAQ iV takes place in Prague on 1 September 2020. With an all-new exterior design, the enterprise is ready to set new benchmarks in the industry.
ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification toolkit (MEB), featuring sculptural lines, clear surfaces and crystalline elements that draw inspiration from Bohemian crystal art. The Czech brand’s exterior design head, Karl Neuhold, claims ENYAQ iV features proportions that “differ from previous SUV models,” and that the car’s shorter front end and longer roofline creates a very dynamic look and transforms it into a “proverbial space shuttle.” The ENYAQ iV is 4648 mm long and 1877 wide, slightly smaller than the standard ŠKODA KODIAQ. However, with a height of 1618 mm, it is expected to have dynamic qualities and spacious interiors. Also, the large wheels and ground clearance give it the powerful presence of an SUV.
“The ENYAQ iV embodies all ŠKODA’s virtues and strengths in one vehicle and is an important step towards a sustainable future for the company. It combines spaciousness, versatility and clever ideas and incorporates surprising, smart features. It is suitable for families, people with active lifestyles and long-distance driving, making it the perfect companion for every day”, says Karl Neuhold.
Just like the exteriors, the interior is also designed in the most progressive and dynamic manner. It gives a fleeting impression of a spacious living room. Along with this, ŠKODA, for the first time in a mass-produced car, is using sustainable materials like leather tanned with olive extract. It has a 585-liter luggage compartment and thanks to the MEB, the traction battery is fitted into the vehicle’s floors.
The highlight is the ŠKODA grille, different for all the electric vehicles launched by ŠKODA~ a proof of the brand! You can’t miss the full-LED matrix headlights and daytime running lights either!
This electric-wonder is available in various design versions: rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, with three different battery capacities and five performance versions. The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV 50 will be available with a battery capacity of 55kWh, a 109 kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle delivering a range of up to 340 km/charge. Another one will be the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV 60 with a 132 kW electric motor and a 62 kWh battery. This version will have a range of up to 390 kilometers.
However, if long-road-trips are your forte, you might need the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV 80 with the biggest range available of 500 kilometers. This trim has an 82 kWh battery capacity and a 150 kW electric motor. Along with these, the two four-wheel-drive versions will also have the highest-capacity battery and a second electric motor at the front in addition to the one on the rear axle.
With a top speed of 180 km/h, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV 80X will deliver 195 kW of power, while the downright sporty RS will deliver 225 kW. Both four-wheel-drive versions will have a maximum range of 460 kilometers. Charging capacity will be up to 125 kW, which means that you can charge your SUV in just 40 minutes! The company is expected to reveal the price range as its launch date approaches.