New 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV: prices, specs and details
Skoda's first electric SUV is on sale in the UK now, with prices starting from £32,010 after the government grant
The Skoda Enyaq iV is the brand’s first electric SUV and a sister car to the Audi Q4 e-tron and Volkswagen ID.4. It's on sale now in the UK and prices start from £32,010 after the UK government’s plug-in car grant (PiCG) has been deducted.
Like many of its Volkswagen Group siblings, the Enyaq iV is available with a choice of two battery sizes: 62 or 82kWh (called '60' and '80' respectively in the line-up). Entry-level models with the smaller battery have a range of 256 miles, while those fitted with the larger unit are capable of covering up to 331 miles on a charge.
Skoda has also introduced SportLine versions to the range. Both the 80 SportLine and 80x SportLine have lower suspension – 15mm lower at the front and 10mm lower at the rear – to improve handling. Other features of the SportLine include Matrix LED headlights, leather and Alcantara upholstery and 20-inch alloy wheels as standard. The more expensive 80x SportLine also gets an extra electric motor on the front axle for all-wheel-drive, as well as an increase in power and 125kW rapid-charging capability.
In September 2021, Skoda confirmed that 50 examples of the limited-run Founders Edition Enyaq iV would make it to the UK, priced from £46,725. It features distinctive visual elements inside and out to set it apart from the regular car and gets the larger 82kWh battery, 331-mile range and single 201bhp motor of the Enyaq 80 model.
Rivals for the Enyaq iV include the closely related Volkswagen ID.4, plus the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and more premium offerings like the Mercedes EQA and Audi Q4 e-tron. To find out more about the Skoda Enyaq iV, read our full review here.
Skoda Enyaq iV prices and specifications
The range starts with the £32,010 Enyaq iV 60, which uses the smaller 62kWh battery. Standard kit includes 19-inch alloys, a 13-inch infotainment screen and keyless entry. Standard safety and active driver assistance systems include autonomous emergency braking and road-sign recognition.
The 60 comes as standard with the lowest of four interior specifications, Loft, which brings cloth and artificial leather upholstery and brushed aluminium trim. An upgrade to Lodge (£525) adds wool-based upholstery and dashboard trim, while Suite (£1,310) adds leather upholstery and piano-black trim, while Lounge (£1,140) brings grey leather and Ecosuite (£1,575) adds cognac leather.
The larger-battery Enyaq iV 80 starts at £39,365 and comes as standard with a heated steering wheel, rear-view camera and multiple drive modes, plus satellite navigation. The same system of standard Loft and optional Lodge, Suite, Lounge and Ecosuite interiors applies here.
Above those is the Enyaq iV 80 SportLine, which costs from £42,915. Its styling is familiar from SportLine versions of combustion-engined Skoda models like the Octavia and Superb. It consists of black exterior detailing, Matrix LED headlights, large 20-inch alloy wheels and slightly sports lowered suspension. Inside, there are also sports seats with integrated headrests, a three-spoke sports steering wheel and carbon-effect trim.
Sitting at the top of the permanent range is the Enyaq iV 80x SportLine (£46,010), which is the only version of the car with all-wheel-drive. It comes as standard with 125kW rapid charging, as opposed to 50kW on all other models. The Founders Edition went on sale in September 2021, but just 50 examples will come to the UK, priced at £46,725.
You get a choice of up to 19 different options packs for the Enyaq iV depending on which model you go for. You can also select individual options when ordering; among these are a panoramic sunroof, a heat pump, a tow bar and upgrades to 100 or 125kW rapid charging.
The Enyaq iV 80, 80 SportLine and 80x SportLine are also available with a ‘Crystal Face’ as part of the Light and View Package Plus. This is a crystal-effect grille embedded with more than 130 LEDs, which illuminate 18 transparent vertical ribs and a horizontal bar, that was originally previewed by the Skoda Vision iV concept car in 2019.
Technology, performance, battery and charging
The Enyaq iV 60 uses a 62kWh battery and a 178bhp electric motor, with power fed to the rear wheels. In this form, the car can accelerate from 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds and can cover up to 256 miles on a charge.
The Enyaq iV 80 has an 82kWh battery and 201bhp electric motor, again driving the rear wheels as standard. Skoda claims a range of 331 miles and a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds; this drivetrain also appears in the limited-run Founders Edition cars. In four-wheel-drive '80x' form, there are two electric motors for a total output of 261bhp and a 6.9-second 0-62mph time, as well as a range of 303 miles.
Charging can be completed from a regular domestic supply or a 7kW home wallbox; Skoda claims a time of six to eight hours for the latter, depending on battery size. The Enyaq iV 80 can rapid charge from 10 to 80% battery capacity in 40 minutes when upgraded to 125kW charging capability. However, the top-of-the-range 80x SportLine charges at that speed as standard. All other models’ standard maximum charging speed is 50kW; the 60 can be upgraded to 100kW as an option, while the 80 can be upgraded to 125kW.
Design and interior
Skoda says that the Enyaq iV "ushers in a new era of Skoda interior design" – highlights include a large 13-inch infotainment screen and a strong trim line across the middle of the dash.
The Enyaq iV measures in at just under 4.7 metres long and a shade under 1.9 metres wide; Skoda says that the interior is spacious thanks to a lack of intrusions from the car's running gear. A flat-floored interior maximises passenger space, while the boot measures in at 585 litres with the seats up.
The Enyaq iV is the Czech manufacturer’s second pure-electric vehicle, after the discontinued Skoda Citigo-e iV city car, and is the first MEB car to be built outside of Germany, with production taking place at the Czech brand's main factory in Mladá Boleslav.
The car builds on the styling of the Skoda Vision iV concept of 2019; its name was announced in February 2020. Skoda says 'Enyaq' is derived from the Irish name Enya, itself taken from the Gaelic name Eithne, which means ‘essence, spirit or principle’. The Enyaq is the first Skoda to use a new naming convention whereby its electric cars will begin with the letter E.
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