Skoda Enyaq review: interior, dashboard & infotainment
There's lots of choice when it comes to interior trim, but whichever version of the Enyaq you go for you’ll be presented with a spacious and well-finished cabin
The way you spec an Enyaq is unlike any other current Skoda model. Those fitted with the 60 and 80 powertrain are available with a choice of interior themes: Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite or EcoSuite (pictured).
Loft is the standard spec, which Skoda says combines “black and grey tones with comfortable fabrics”, plus fabric door inserts, for a somewhat conventional-looking interior design. Lodge uses a variety of eco-friendly materials; Skoda says the seat covers are “40% natural wool” and “60% polyester from recycled bottles”.
Lounge gets black leather and microfibre upholstery as well as “soft suede” and “mustard stitching”, plus fabric on the top of the dashboard designed to compliment the seats. Suite sits above this with “cognac-coloured stitching” in what Skoda suggests offers customers “a high level of comfort” and a “premium feel”.
Finally, there’s EcoSuite, which as the name suggests, has more environmentally friendly touches, like leather tanned using sustainable olive trees, plus fake-leather door inserts and piano-black trim on the dashboard.
There’s also a racier SportLine Plus trim level for those after a look more akin to BMW’s M Sport cars or Mercedes’ AMG Line variants. This is offered for the 80 powertrain, but is the only spec offered for the four-wheel drive 80x model.
Meanwhile, the vRS only gets two interior colour schemes – vRS Lounge and vRS Suite – which add either lime green or grey piping and contrasting stitching to the hot Enyaq’s black perforated leather sports seats and a sports steering wheel.
Skoda Enyaq dashboard
Whichever Enyaq you go for, you get the same widescreen infotainment display and spacious-feeling cabin. The materials used are of a really high quality – more akin to something with a premium badge than what some might consider a budget VW.
The main climate controls are hidden away in the touchscreen, but at least there’s a row of piano-style shortcut buttons beneath the display, allowing you to access key functions at a glance. Otherwise, it feels like any other Skoda. That’s to say it’s practical and logically designed, with loads of cubby holes and storage spots – including a bin between the seats and a tray beneath the centre console, plus a decent glovebox and door pockets, too.
Equipment, options & accessories
As mentioned above, the Enyaq comes with a variety of interior themes. Aside from those, the standard kit list is split between the two battery sizes, with the mid-range 80 model benefiting from some extra luxuries to help justify its higher price.
The entry-level Enyaq 60 comes with 19-inch wheels, a 13-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that includes sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. You also get dual-zone climate control, keyless go, rear parking sensors, ambient lighting and 5.3-inch Virtual Cockpit driver’s display.
Upgrading to the 80 costs around £4,000, but for that you get a larger battery which bumps the Enyaq’s range to nearly 340 miles. Plus you get front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a heated steering wheel and some added chrome trim thrown in. This is our pick of the range.
Next, 80 SportLine Plus cars get racier styling, 20-inch wheels and matrix-LED headlights among other features – including slightly lowered suspension. The 80x SportLine Plus simply adds four-wheel drive on top of that.
But at the very top of the range is the Enyaq vRS. As you’d expect from a high-performance flagship, this version gets plenty of standard equipment, including an illuminated grille that Skoda calls its Crystal Face. LED Matrix headlights are also included, along with LED tail lights and new sportier bumpers at the front and rear. The standard alloy wheels measure 20 inches, with 21-inch rims optional.
Skoda streamlined its option packages at the same time as it reinstated the 60. Called Clever and Plus, the former seems good value, adding a host of equipment including heated seats, tri-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, wireless phone charging and extra child-friendly features. Stepping up to the Plus takes things a step further with a gesture-operated bootlid, matrix-LED headlights and semi-autonomous driving capability; at almost £5,000, it is rather expensive, though.
You can also add a few extra options regardless of whether you pick any of the packs. These include a panoramic sunroof, a heat pump and larger wheels, plus accessories like roof boxes and storage nets.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
The Skoda infotainment system has grown here – it’s not Ford Mustang Mach-E or Tesla Model Y-sized, but it’s bigger than you’ll find in any of the brand's petrol cars. It’s got loads of functionality, and while it’s perhaps not that intuitive to begin with, once you’ve got your head around the operating system it’s easy enough to navigate through. The digital dials are functional rather than particularly glitzy – they’re smaller than the usual Virtual Cockpit you get in some Skodas – but the key info is there.
In This Review
- 1VerdictSkoda's first bespoke electric car very nearly has it all – space, technology and a solid 300-mile range. It represents decent value for money, too
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Enyaq is offered with two batteries, up to 339 miles on a charge and impressive 135kW rapid charging speeds
- 3Running costs & insuranceRelatively affordable list prices, low tax bills and long service intervals; whatever you’re used to, the Enyaq promises to be a cheap car to run
- 4Performance, motor & driveAlthough not as fast or fun as some electric cars, the Enyaq is a safe and predictable car to drive; ride quality could be better, however
- 5Interior, dashboard & infotainment - currently readingThere's lots of choice when it comes to interior trim, but whichever version of the Enyaq you go for you’ll be presented with a spacious and well-finished cabin
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Enyaq is one of the most practical and spacious electric cars currently on sale, with loads of room in any of the five seats
- 7Reliability & safety ratingSkoda has a mixed reputation for reliability, but the Enyaq's five-star Euro NCAP rating should inspire some confidence