SKODA has officially unveiled its new all-electric SUV, the ENYAQ iV, which is due to arrive in Ireland next April. The ENYAQ iV offers three battery sizes, five power outputs and a range of up to 510 kilometres from a single charge. The ENYAQ iV is the first Skoda model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform and it represents a significant milestone for the brand. It will be available in either rear or all-wheel-drive versions, while Irish pricing is set to be announced in the coming weeks. Ireland will receive 270 units of the ENYAQ in 2021, so demand is expected to outstrip supply of this new model.
The ENYAQ iV’s design is striking and It offers a similar amount of interior space as a SKODA KODIAQ, despite being shorter in length than a SKODA OCTAVIA. It is available with an pptional illuminated Crystal Face, which comes with an animated Coming/Leaving Home function and full LED Matrix. The LED taillights include dynamic indicators and also have an animated Coming/Leaving Home function.
For the Irish market – there will be ENYAQ iV 50 (55kWh battery, 340km range), the ENYAQ iV 60 (62kWh battery, 390km range) and the ENYAQ iV 80 (82kWh battery, 510km range). The ENYAQ iV 50 (55kWh) comes with 18-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, Dual-zone Climatronic, Keyless Go with Cruise Control, a 10-inch infotainment system and Bluetooth and Smartlink and 4-speakers.
Step up to the ENYAQ iV 60 (62kWh), and you get 19-inch alloy wheels, a rear parking sensor, power-folding mirrors/rain sensor wipers, black roof rails, a front centre armrest and a 13-inch infotainment system with eight speakers. The ENYAQ iV 80 (82kWh) also has 19-inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, chrome surrounding the windows and roof rails, a heated steering wheel and Drive Mode Select. Skoda expects the ENYAQ iV 80 to make up the bulk of sales.
Commenting on this, SKODA Ireland Brand Director, John Donegan, said, “Despite the economic and industry challenges, we are confident of achieving our long-stated aim of achieving fourth position in the Irish market for 2020. With the arrival of the new Octavia this September we are determined to maintain this position in 2021. By the end of 2022, ŠKODA will have more than ten electric or partially electric iV models in our range. This portfolio of new models, together with our strong dealer network and partnership with Volkswagen Financial Services puts the ŠKODA brand in an ideal position to challenge for the number two position in the Irish car market.”
In terms of safety, it offers new assistance systems include Travel Assist as well as remote-controlled and trained parking. Inside, the ENYAQ iV boasts a modern design with sustainably processed and recycled materials. A new, clearer structure of the choices available ten themed packages as well as some individual options – makes it quick and easy to customise the vehicle. At 13 inches, the ENYAQ iV’s central screen is larger than in any other ŠKODA model. The SUV is always online and cleverly connected. Battery charging and the interior’s air conditioning can be conveniently controlled remotely via the ŠKODA Connect app.
ŠKODA has also developed simply clever solutions specific to electric vehicles, such as a cleaner for the charging cable, a protective cap for the charging socket and a compartment for the charging cable under the boot floor. The new centre console arranged over two levels provides plenty of space; a clever insert ensures that the false boot floor is neat and tidy.
The MyŠKODA Powerpass ensures owners can easily and conveniently recharge their vehicles at most of the charging points in the European Union using just a single card. In addition, ŠKODA is also involved in building the Ionity quick-charging network throughout Europe. The brand offers three versions of the ŠKODA iV wall box for at-home charging. Using the fast-charging cable, the owners can recharge their ŠKODA ENYAQ iV at fast-charging stations too.