Skoda have launched their new Enyaq iV SUV and it becomes the Czech brand’s first all-electric SUV, and follows in the footsteps of their Citigo-e IV electric hatchback launched in 2019. Rumour has it that several more electric car models will be on the way from Skoda soon.
With Skoda being part of the Volkswagen Group it’s no surprise to see the new Enyaq iV using VW’s electric drive matrix (MEB) platform. This works across a variety of their electric models and is found in Volkswagen’s ID.3 hatchback and ID.4 SUV, and will help to keep prices down.
There will be three rear-wheel-drive versions and two four-wheel-drive models available in the Enyaq range. The base model rear-wheel-drive Enyaq 50 iV has a maximum power output of 109 kW and will accelerate from 0-60mph (0-100kph) in around 11 seconds, with a range of around 210 miles (340km).
The larger battery version Enyaq 60 iV has a maximum power output of 132 kW and will accelerate from 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 8.7 seconds, with a range of around 240 miles (390km). The final rear-wheel-drive Enyaq is the 60 iV. This has an even larger 150 kW output and will deliver 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 8.5 seconds, with an impressive range of around 320 miles (510km).
Two four-wheel-drive versions will be available with the Enyaq 80x iV providing up to 195 kW of power and will hit 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 6.9 seconds, with a range of around 285miles (460km). The more powerful four-wheel-drive Enyaq RS iV will offer the same range with 225 kW of power and will accelerate from 0-60mph (0-100kph) in slightly speedier 6.2 seconds.
Price will start from around £30,450 after the £3,000 plug-in car grant (PiCG), and go up to £46,995 for the top of the range model.
CEO of ŠKODA, Thomas Schäfer, said: “The launch of the ENYAQ iV sees the start of a new era for ŠKODA. This is our first all-electric car to be based on the MEB platform. By launching this model we are making emobility simply clever, with long ranges, quick charging, ease of operation and affordable prices.