The Volkswagen Group has launched its assault on electric vehicles following the costly test of Dieselgate with the ID.3, the first electric car to run on the new MEB platform. Several brands of the auto conglomerate will use architectural adaptations to launch a plethora of electric vehicles in the years to come. While Audi kicks off the ball with the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 Sportback E-Tron, Skoda is set to kick it off – the Enyaq iV.
The company’s second electric vehicle after the Citigoe The iV will break coverage on September 1 at its home in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, as a sister model to the VW ID.4. A grim teaser image has been released today to announce its debut date and the fact that Skoda has put together a livestream for the world premiere. While the official debut is around five weeks away, the zero-emission SUV won’t go on sale until early 2021.
While an electric SUV from Skoda doesn’t sound particularly exciting, the Enyaq iV has a few tricks up its sleeve. Not only will this mark the return to rear-wheel drive, but it will also pave the way for the Czech brand’s most powerful production model. The third vehicle to receive the RS treatment will produce 302 hp (225 kW), eclipsing the 280 hp Superb.
In typical Skoda fashion, expect a high level of functionality with plenty of ‘Simply Clever’ features and a spacious cabin that comfortably seats five. Although shorter than an Octavia, the Enyaq iV will be about as roomy as the Kodiaq thanks to the packaging benefits that come with electric vehicles.
Those who prefer range over horsepower will want the rear-wheel drive model with the 82 kWh battery, which is expected to deliver 500 kilometers (311 miles) between charges by WLTP. Support for fast charging means owners can replenish the battery by 10-80% in just 40 minutes. There will be fewer batteries available, with capacities of 55 and 62 kWh, providing 340 km (211 miles) and 390 km (242 miles) respectively.
Production will begin at the Mladá Boleslav plant at the end of this year and will include a refined Founder’s Edition limited to 1,895 units to signal the creation of Skoda 125 years ago.
ŠKODA celebrates the world premiere of the new ENYAQ iV in Prague on September 1
›Silhouette offers a taste of the new all-electric SUV from ŠKODA
›ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB)
Mladá Boleslav, July 22, 2020 – With the new ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA is taking a big step forward in implementing its electromobility strategy. The all-electric SUV is ŠKODA’s first production vehicle to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). The Czech automaker has now released a silhouette photo of the vehicle, offering a taste of its most important new model this year. The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV combines typical brand virtues such as generous space, emotional design and well-balanced proportions with a lasting but fun driving experience.
The silhouette of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV gives an idea of the proportions of the brand’s new flagship. A short front section and an elongated roofline create a dynamic exterior while at the same time providing generous space typical of the brand. The new SUV has a cabin as spacious as the ŠKODA KODIAQ, although it is shorter than a ŠKODA OCTAVIA.
The ENYAQ iV is available with a choice of rear wheels or four-wheel drive, three battery sizes and five power levels. The ENYAQ iV can be recharged quickly, with a maximum power of 125 kW. With a range of up to 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, this practical, fully battery-powered SUV is the perfect companion for everyday driving.
The presentation of the new top-of-the-range model from ŠKODA is a highlight of the celebrations marking the company’s 125th anniversary. The first of this milestone in ŠKODA’s history will be broadcast live from the Czech capital, Prague, on September 1, 2020. It can be viewed on the ŠKODA storyboard and on various other social networks.