Skoda’s first fully electric model, the Enyaq iV is now available in Irish showrooms. Standard equipment for the base-model includes 19” alloys, automatic LED headlights, black roof rails, rear parking sensors and a pair of heated, electrically adjustable folding door mirrors. Skoda has made the Enyaq iV line-up available with fiveDesign Selections: Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite and ecoSuite. Standard equipment for the base-model includes 19” alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, black roof rails, rear parking sensors and a pair of heated, electrically adjustable folding door mirrors.
Inside, buyers get fabric seat upholstery, dual-zone climate control, LED ambient lighting, an eight-speaker stereo and a 13” infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s plenty of standard safety equipment, too,such as autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, cruise control and a speed limiter.
The Enyaq’s styling comes with some interesting additions, such as LED backlighting for the front grille (standard on high-end versions). Up to eight wheel designs will be offered, ranging from 19 to 21” in diameter and, on the cards may be a coupe version.
The regular Enyaq’s boot capacity stands at 585 litres, slightly more than the Karoq, and better than a Kia e-Niro’s. The Enyaq is also packed with Skoda’s trademark ‘Simply Clever’ design features, such as a door-housed umbrella and 12-volt power socket in the boot.
Buyers can choose to add to each Enyaq model with a host of optional extras, such as 20” alloys, electrically adjustable front seats and climate package; which features heated front and rear seats, a heated windscreen, heated washer nozzles and three-zone climate control.
The Convenience Package Plus has a range of practical add-ons, including a foot-activated electric tailgate, keyless entry and go, wireless charging and driver monitoring system. There’s also rear privacy glass and extra sound deadening.
The Skoda Enyaq iV is available to order in Ireland now. Prices start from €37,465 (inclusive of grants and rebates).
Skoda’s entry-level Enyaq iV 60 Nav is powered by a 62kWh battery pack, which feeds a 178bhp electric motor mounted on the rear axle for a 0-100km/h time of 8.7 seconds.
More importantly, Skoda claims a maximum range of 411 kms, and when connected to a 50kW DC rapid charger its battery takes on an 80 percent charge in as little as 35 minutes.
The more powerful Skoda Enyaq iV 80 is priced from €44,712 and features an 82kWh battery with a 201bhp electric motor. The upgrades boost the SUV’s claimed maximum range to 535 kms and drop its 0-100 km/h time to 8.5 seconds, although the larger battery pack means an 80 per cent charge increases to around 40 minutes.
Both battery options can also be specified with support for faster DC charging (100kW for the 62kWh battery, 125kW for the 82kWh). Choosing the respective charging improvements bump the car’s price-tag. .
Skoda says it will take between six and eight hours to charge the battery with a 7kW wallbox.
The Czech brand will also soon expand the Enyaq iV line-up, with a new SportLine trim-level and a 261bhp four-wheel drive variant, dubbed the Enyaq iV 80X.