Buyer’s guide to the Skoda Enyaq iV

Buyer’s guide to the Skoda Enyaq iV

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Buyer’s guide to the Skoda Enyaq iV

The Enyaq is the brand’s new electric SUV

Few electric cars have been quite so eagerly awaited in recent years as the Skoda Enyaq iV. 

And as it shortly reaches showrooms, it’s a very important moment for Skoda. It’s the firm’s first bespoke electric car in fact, utilising Volkswagen Group’s acclaimed MEB platform. 

Promising all the same characteristics that make Skodas stand out – value for money, practicality and space – the Enyaq should prove to be a big success. So if you’re considering one, here’s what you need to know…

What powertrains are available?

Though further derivatives are likely to join the Enyaq range, for the time being it’s available with a choice of two options. 

A ‘60 Nav’ model kicks off the range, combining a 58kWh battery with a 177bhp electric motor. Skoda claims this allows it to go from 0-60mph in 8.2 seconds, and a top speed of 99mph. In terms of range, the 60 Nav is capable of a claimed 256 miles on a full charge, with the model’s battery capable of being rapid charged to 50 per cent in 55 minutes, or 9.5 hours if plugged in at home with a 7.2kW wallbox. 

The other option is the 80, which utilises a 77kWh battery that takes the electric range up to an impressive 333 miles, or 327 miles in the case of the SportLine. Despite the power being taken up to 201bhp, the additional battery weight means it shares very similar performance to the 60 Nav. It also takes slightly longer to charge, with an 80 per cent rapid charge taking one hour and 10 minutes, or 13 hours if plugged in at home. 

What trim levels are offered?

Skoda isn’t offering usual trim levels on the Enyaq, but design packages instead. We’ll list the standard equipment on all versions, followed by what comes as standard on each ‘pack’. 

All Enyaqs benefit from a long list of standard equipment, including 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, cruise control, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and full LED lighting across the interior and exterior. Elsewhere, it comes with a large 13-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and wireless smartphone mirroring, along with a digital dial display. 

Loft – from £31,995

As the most affordable grade, the ‘Loft’ aims to offer a homely feel, with features said to be inspired by a stylish living room. It includes leather and fabric seats, brushed aluminum decor and a useful front armrest.

Suite – from £32,410

The Suite pack aims to bring something more upmarket and benefits from brown interior stitching and soft back leather upholstery throughout.

Lounge – from £32,360

Another more upmarket option is the Lounge, which aims to offer something more relaxing with its microfibre, suede and leather seats, along with a soft fabric dashboard.

Ecosuite – from £32,495

The Ecosuite model aims to offer something more sustainable, with its orange leather seats tanned with olives to bring out the unusual shade. 

SportLine – from £42,900

At the top of the Enyaq range is the SportLine, which adds 20-inch alloy wheels, full Matrix LED headlights and a sportier bodykit. Inside, it also comes with Alcantara and leather upholstery and carbon-effect decor. A heated leather sports steering wheel is also included. 

What about personalisation?

The Enyaq is arguably Skoda’s most customisable model in recent years, with the option of various interior styles that help to make it look different to other cars. 

There are plenty of more traditional ways to change the car, though, including a range of colours such as Arctic Silver, Race Blue and Velvet Red, while a range of wheel designs up to 21 inches are also available. 

Plenty more conventional options are also available, with packs such as the Climate Package Plus (including heated front and rear seats and a heated windscreen) worth choosing. A range of driver assistance features – such as adaptive cruise control, self-parking and a panoramic camera system – are also available.

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