The Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 is an important model for the Czech brand. It will see the return of a rear-wheel drive platform and will be one of the brand’s most powerful production models. Spy photos have shown the crossover covered in swirling camouflage, but the latest shows that the model is wearing something that looks like it was tinkered with by toddlers, which, honestly, would be impressive. But this is only a deceptive cover-up.
The Enyaq test vehicle in vehicles seems too jerky to be the final production body. Some of the lighting elements look like stickers, and you can spot a thin film covering the rearmost side windows. The black coating along the bottom seems to hide the sills and lower bumpers of the crossover. However, while the Enyaq and VW ID.4 will share the fundamentals of the VW group’s MEB electric platform, they will present a distinct style as it is the production version of the automaker’s Vision iV concept that the company revealed last year.
Inside, passengers should be able to discover a spacious interior thanks to the absence of a transmission tunnel passing through the car. It will also depart from the brand’s current interior design. It is evolving towards a minimalist look with a multi-level dashboard and a large freestanding central screen that will probably house the media, the HVAC and various other vehicle controls.
Skoda is expected to offer two versions of the model – one with a single engine and one with two. The twin-engine model could produce up to 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts). However, those looking for the longest range will likely gravitate to the single-engine model, which is rumored to offer a range of 311 miles (500 kilometers).
Production of the Skoda Enyaq is expected to start later this year. Sales and deliveries will likely begin in the first half of 2021. It will be one of 10 new electrified models that Skoda plans to launch by the end of 2022 under its sub-brand iV.