Skoda Enyaq iV interior & comfort
There’s lots of choice when it comes to interior trim, but whichever version of the Enyaq iV you go for you’ll be presented with a spacious and well-finished cabin
The way you spec an Enyaq iV is unlike any other current Skoda model. First off you choose your battery size (60 or 80) and then you pick an interior theme: Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite or EcoSuite. There’s also a racier SportLine model for those after a look more akin to BMW’s M Sport cars or Mercedes’ AMG Line variants.
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.
Skoda Enyaq iV dashboard
Whichever Enyaq iV 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 iV comes with a variety of interior themes. Aside from those, the standard kit list is split between the two battery sizes, with the top-spec 80 benefitting from some extra luxuries designed to help justify its higher price.
The entry-level car comes with 19-inch wheels, a 13-inch infotainment system with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get dual-zone climate control, keyless go, rear parking sensors and ambient lighting.
Upgrading to the 80 brings front parking sensors and a rear-view camera, plus a heated steering wheel. It’s more recognisable thanks to some added chrome trim. SportLine models get racier styling, 20-inch wheels and matrix-LED headlights among other features – including slightly lowered suspension.
In addition, there are 11 equipment packs, as well as individual options that buyers can choose from at the point of order. Among these are a panoramic roof, a tow bar, and upgraded 100 or 125kW rapid charging.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
The Skoda infotainment system has grown here – it’s not Ford Mustang Mach-E or Tesla Model 3-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 iV offers a choice of two batteries, for up to 333 miles on a charge – although cold weather affects range
- 3Running costsAffordable list prices, low tax bills and long service intervals; whatever you’re used to, the Enyaq iV promises to be a cheap car to run
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceAlthough not as fast or fun as some electric cars, the Enyaq iV is a safe and predictable car to drive; ride quality could be better, however
- 5Interior & comfort - currently readingThere’s lots of choice when it comes to interior trim, but whichever version of the Enyaq iV you go for you’ll be presented with a spacious and well-finished cabin
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Enyaq iV is one of the most practical and spacious electric cars currently on sale, with loads of room in any of the five seats
- 7Reliability & safetySkoda has a fantastic reputation for reliability, and the Enyaq iV was recently awarded the maximum five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP