ŠKODA has unveiled its fully-electric SUV, the ENYAQ iV. The new electric car will be available in five power outputs, three battery sizes and two drivetrains. The basic model is the ENYAQ iV 50 with a 109 kW electric motor and rear-wheel drive. This version’s battery has a capacity of 55 kWh (52 kWh net) and a range of 340 kilometres.
The ENYAQ iV 60 has a 62 kW battery (58 kW net) and delivers a range of up to 390 kilometres. The ENYAQ iV 80 offers the longest maximum range of 510 kilometres on a single charge.
Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA chairman of the board, at the electric SUV’s premiere, says: “The ENYAQ iV is a true milestone for the brand. It’s our first electric car based on the MEB platform. The ENYAQ iV is made in ŠKODA’s heartland, Mladá Boleslav, here in the Czech Republic, and it represents the next level of ŠKODA: transformation with the focus on advancing electrification and digitalisation.”
ŠKODA chief designer, Oliver Stefani, describing the new SUV’s appearance, adds: “In our ENYAQ iV, we have further advanced our ŠKODA-typical front section – a particularly distinctive feature of which is the Crystal Face. Combined with the emotive design language and a strikingly rugged appearance that is also reinforced by large wheels, our new ENYAQ iV is a real eye-catcher that sets a new tone.”
ŠKODA AUTO has invested 32 million euros in ENYAQ iV’s production line at its Mladá Boleslav plant.
The ENYAQ iV‘s infotainment system can be controlled via the thirteen-inch central screen or with the help of Laura, the digital voice assistant, who understands fifteen languages and can even process fluently spoken sentences in six of them.
The Virtual Cockpit beneath the steering wheel has a 5.3 inch display and can be complemented with an innovative head-up display.
Following its world premiere in Prague, the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV will be showcased at the start of the Tour de France as the lead vehicle (‘Red Car’) on the 183-kilometre stage from Gap to Privas.