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Skoda's all-electric SUV will be available in three battery options and five different performance versions
Skoda has given us a first look at the Enyaq iV, its first all-electric offering. Based on Volkswagen group's MEB platform, the Enyaq iV will be available in a number of variants. The camouflaged car in the photos means that we know very little about the design of the car apart from the size and body style that it will have.
At 4,648 millimetres long and 1,877 wide, the electric Enyaq iV will be slightly smaller than the standard Kodiaq. But on the inside Skoda has brought forward a new interior concept that, the company claims, frees up loads of space and customers can even opt for materials like leather tanned with olive extract.
The generous interior space, the company claims, is thanks to the MEB platform, which houses the battery in the vehicle's floor – leaving the maximum possible room for the occupants. The 585-litre boot space is unusual for an electric car and the company claims that it is a direct result of the clever packaging in the MEB platform.
The Skoda Enyaq iV is available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, with three different battery capacities and five performance versions. The basic model will be the Skoda Enyaq iV 50 with a battery capacity of 5 kWh, which will have a 109kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle and will deliver a range of up to 340 kilometres per charge. Next up will be the Skoda Enyaq iV 60 with a 132kW electric motor and a 62kWh battery. This version will have a range of 390 kilometres.
The biggest range, up to 500 kilometres, will be offered by the Skoda Enyaq iV 80 with an 82kWh battery capacity and a 150kW electric motor. In addition customers can choose between two four-wheel-drive versions that will also have the highest-capacity battery and a second electric motor at the front in addition to the one on the rear axle.
The Skoda Enyaq iV 80X will offer 195kW of power, while the sporty RS will deliver 225kW. The enthusiast friendly RS variant will accelerate from standstill to 100kmph in 6.2 seconds and have a top speed of 180kmph. Both four-wheel-drive versions will have a maximum range of 460 kilometres.
Charging capacity will be up to 125kW, which will make it possible to charge the battery from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in just fourty minutes.
Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier, said, “The Enyaq iV marks the beginning of a new era for Skoda, it is the figurehead of our E-Mobility campaign. With it, we’re making E-Mobility Simply Clever thanks to long ranges and short charging times. At the same time, the Enyaq iV takes Skoda-typical virtues such as superior interior space, a trendsetting design and maximum functionality to a new level. Our first all-electric e-model based on Volkswagen Group’s modular electric car platform will be built at our main plant in Mladá Boleslav, at the heart of Skoda. This is an important step towards securing the future of the location and safeguarding jobs in the region.”
Although there is no news on whether the Skoda Enyaq iV will make its way to India but given that it's based on the MEB platform that also underpins a number of Volkswagen models including the I.D. 4 which by all accounts could arrive in 2021, the Enyaq coming to India doesn't seem like much of a stretch.