Skoda Enyaq: 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 85 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 85 powertrain, but is the only spec offered for the four-wheel drive 85x 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. However, aside from this there are four main trim levels: the standard Enyaq, Edition, SportLine Plus and vRS.
The standard Skoda Enyaq 60 starts from just under £40,000 and gets lots of kit as standard including the aforementioned 13-inch screen – more on that in a moment – dual-zone air conditioning, front-and-rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.
You can also now upgrade to the Edition model for around a £1,600 premium (or roughly £6,000 for the Enyaq 80 Edition). Both come loaded with kit including Matrix-LED headlights, tri-zone climate control, heated electric front seats, a heated steering wheel and a powered bootlid – all on top of the standard specification.
Stepping up to the SportLine Plus will set you back around another £4,000 and nets you a sportier bodykit with gloss black accents, Alcantara and leather upholstery, front sports seats, a wireless phone charger, blind spot monitoring, rear side airbags and an automatic speed limiter. Perhaps the biggest feature of Sportline Plus, however, is the inclusion of the 80x dual-motor, four-wheel-drive powertrain – regardless, we don’t think it’s worth the extra cash over the Enyaq 80 Edition.
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. Also included is a sportier bodykit with 20-inch wheels, as well as rear window blinds, rear USB-C charging ports and Skoda’s Travel Assist suite of driver assistance systems.
There aren’t many individual options offered; buyers looking to expand the specification of their Enyaq can instead opt for one of two paid packages called ‘Advanced’ and ‘Maxx’. It’s a shame, though, that a heat pump isn’t offered on standard, even on top models – we recommend you bite the bullet and shell out on this £1,000 option as it’ll help the Enyaq get as close as possible to its claimed range figure in the colder months.
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.
One thing worth noting is that as of Autumn 2024, Skoda has bizarrely updated the infotainment software in all Enyaq models, bar the entry-level 60 Edition. This supposedly brings a much slicker interface with reconfigured graphics to make it easier to read whilst driving – we’ll be the judge of that whenever we next get behind the wheel.
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