Skoda teased the Enyaq iV in early May, but as you can see, there are still last-minute tests that need to be done before the big debuts later this year. Taken in the Alps, the near-production prototype was completely camouflaged, and yet we can already see its close connection with the Volkswagen ID.4 in the form of the bodywork.
It is an important car for the Mladá Boleslav brand for several reasons. Not only is it the first vehicle developed from scratch as an electric vehicle, but it also marks Skoda’s return to rear-wheel drive. In addition, the Enyaaq iV RS, a full line, will run two electric motors for a combined power of 302 hp, making it the most powerful car in the company.
Those who prefer autonomy over power will ignore the RS version and opt for the single-engine rear-drive variant with the largest 82 kWh battery. This will make 311 miles (500 kilometers) between charges while providing a decent 201 horsepower from its rear-mounted electric motor.
Although our spies could not get close to the prototype and see the cabin this time, they took a look inside another prototype in March. In addition, we also have some preliminary details shared by Skoda as part of the teaser campaign. It is a 13-inch tablet-type infotainment system, which can be complemented by a head-up display with augmented reality.
The MEB-based electric SUV should have a spacious interior given its electric nature and extendable wheelbase extending to 2,765 millimeters (108.9 inches). Not only will it have plenty of room for the driver and passenger, but it should also easily swallow your luggage thanks to a loading capacity of 585 liters (20.6 cubic feet).
With production set to start in late 2020 and sales to start in early 2021, we probably won’t have to wait much longer for the disguise to come off.