2021 Electric Skoda Enyaq iV: price, specs and release date
The new Skoda Enyaq iV electric car has been spotted undergoing testing while official sketches hint at its interior and exterior design. Read on for full details:
- Electric SUV with 300-mile range
- Design teased in sketches
- Available in rear- or four-wheel drive
- Three battery sizes available
- Five different power variants
- vRS version available
- 585-litre boot space
- Augmented reality heads-up display
- Starting price of around £40,000
- Available in early 2021
Skoda has released official design drawings, hot off the designer’s desk, of the new Enyaq iV. These renderings give us our best look yet at what this all-new electric SUV will look like.
2021 Skoda Enyaq iV design
These design drawings show than the new Enyaq iV will take Skoda’s already angular style and add a few more creases for good measure. The headlights are heavily faceted and the (likely fake) grille has been chopped and truncated to exaggerate the creases on the bonnet.
Unlike some SUVs, the Skoda Enyaq iV doesn’t come with large black wheel arch trims – typically used to make a car look taller and appear to have more ground clearance.
Another image shows off the new Enyaq iV’s equally angular backside – complete with broad Skoda badge and pointed brake lights. The sloping roofline is less obvious from these angles, but you will spot a subtle roof-mounted spoiler peeking out over the rear windscreen.
Spy photos of Skoda Enyaq iV prototypes undergoing testing also give you a pretty good idea of what the final car will look like when it is officially revealed in September 2020.
First and foremost, it’s an electric car. But, it’s also an SUV, so it has the looks to match, with elevated ride height and big wheels. But it also has a sloping, coupe-like roofline that makes it look a little more elegant than a hulking off-roader.
A video interview with Skoda’s interior designer hints that the new Enyaq iV may come with the option of an illuminated grille – similar to the new BMW X6. Although, it’s possible this is simply some lighting trickery done specifically for the video.
2021 Skoda Enyaq iV interior
Skoda has released a sketch of the Enyaq interior where you can see a modern split-level dashboard and a 13-inch touchscreen. From this touchscreen, you’ll be able to access all your favourite music and podcasts as the Enyaq iV is always connected to the internet. It’ll also feature a heads-up display that projects your route ahead in front of you, just like the system in the upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback.
The interior will feature materials partly made from recycled plastics, while if you opt for leather seats you might be glad to know that the tanning process doesn’t involve harmful chemicals but extracts from olive trees.
The Skoda Enyaq interior should have plenty of room thanks to both the exterior dimensions and the floor-mounted batteries that don’t encroach on passenger space. This means that sliding from one side to the other in the rear seats is easy, plus passengers get plenty of legroom.
In terms of practicality, there’s 585 litres of boot space, which is more than enough for active families, or for a set of golf clubs. The loading sill is set quite low for an SUV, which should make it easy to load heavy or bulky items.
2021 Skoda Enyaq iV motors and range
The Enyaq iV will come with five motor and battery combinations. There are three models available with two-wheel-drive. The entry-level car is the Škoda Enyaq iV 50 with a 52 kWh battery and an electric motor producing 148hp. This should give an approximate range of up to 211 miles.
The Enyaq iV 60 has a 58 kWh battery and 148hp motor, which gives an approximate range of up to 242 miles. Stepping up to the 204hp Enyaq iV 80, you get an estimated 311-mile range from its 77 kWh battery.
For four-wheel-drive, there will be two options — both using the 77 kWh battery. The 80X gives a power output of 265hp across two motors powering the front and rear wheels.
The top-of-the-range model is the vRS, which will have a power output of 306hp and will do 60mph in less than 6.2 seconds. The maximum range for both four-wheel-drive variants is an estimated 286 miles.
|Single-motor (RWD)||Dual-motor (AWD)|
|Enyaq iV 50||Enyaq iV 60||Enyaq iV 80||Enyaq iV 80X (AWD)||Enyaq vRS (AWD)|
|Range||Up to 211 miles||Up to 242 miles||Up to 311 miles||Up to 286 miles||Up to 286 miles|
2021 Skoda Enyaq iv driving
Electric cars deliver an instant shove when you press the accelerator, so you’ll be able to get a spirited start from any Enyaq iV model, even at the entry-level version. You’ll also have enough power for overtaking quickly and without much fuss – and in almost complete silence.
The vRS is a sportier version of this electric SUV with the equivalent of 306hp. With this power and four-wheel drive, it should be more fun to drive than your average electric SUV.
2021 Skoda Enyaq iV price and release date
The Skoda Enyaq iV will have a starting price of around £40,000 for the entry-level model. The electric car will be officially revealed on 1 September before going on sale in early 2021.
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