- Skoda has updated its flagship electric SUV for 2024, with certain models now available with an updated drivetrain which offers increased power, longer trips between chargers, and speedier rapid charging.
- The company has also dropped the ‘iV’ badge from the range, as it continues to move towards an all-electric portfolio.
- A new trim level called the Laurin & Klement will also be available, adding luxuries such as ventilated leather seats with massage functionality.
The list of tweaks for the new Enyaq doesn’t stop there, with Skoda also adopting a new electric motor for all models other than the entry-level Enyaq 60. This is the same new motor we’ve seen in the latest refreshes of the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5.
In the most powerful Enyaq vRS model, power is now upped by 41PS to 340PS. The previous 80 and 80x trim levels have been replaced with the 85 Edition and 85 SportLine Plus, both sporting the updated electric motor.
The former is the mile muncher of the range, capable of an impressive 348 miles in SUV form and 353 miles in aerodynamic coupe form. All-wheel-drive models with the 82kWh battery also benefit from faster charging times, with charge from 10 to 80% gained in just 28 minutes on a rapid charging point. This is assisted by a battery preconditioning function, which preheats the battery to the most optimal charging temperature whilst on route to a charging station.
A new ‘Laurin & Klement’ trim level is also being added to the order books, a luxury-oriented model we’ve seen on previous Skoda models. In addition to heated and ventilated massaging front seats, it also gains LED matrix headlights, LED rear lights with dynamic indicators, a chrome front grille, and alloy wheels exclusive to the model.
Likely in response to complaints about the touchscreen controls across many of Volkswagen Group’s previous electric vehicles, all Enyaqs now have dedicated buttons for functions such as recirculation or demisting on the touchscreen that are always visible, rather than being hidden within menus.