5 things you need to know about the new Skoda Enyaq iV

5 things you need to know about the new Skoda Enyaq iV

Skoda’s new electric car is nearly in showrooms

Skoda’s first key electric car might seem like a long time coming, but the wait is very nearly over, with order books for the Enyaq iV electric SUV opening tomorrow (March 10). 

And it’s undoubtedly one of Skoda’s most important new cars in some time that joins the growing EV market and expands Skoda’s ever-growing electrified range. 

But what do you need to know about the new Enyaq iV? Let’s take a look…

It’s Skoda’s first bespoke EV

While Skoda might have briefly sold its Citigo-e iV last year, the Enyaq is important as it's the Czech firm’s first bespoke electric car. 

That’s because it sits on the Volkswagen Group’s dedicated MEB platform designed specifically for EVs, allowing Skoda greater freedom in terms of design and cabin layout without having to work to the usual parameters that come from a conventional car platform. 

Impressive electric range

How far an electric car can travel on a single charge remains one of the key talking points, and those looking for that long-distance flexibility will not be disappointed with the new Enyaq. 

That’s because in its range-topping guise, it’s equipped with a large 82kWh battery that allows for an electric range of up to 333 miles, which is one of the most generous on the market currently. However, even the standard 62kWh model can still travel for up to 256 miles on a single charge. 

Thanks to the ability to charge at up to 125kW, the battery can also be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in as little as 35 minutes. 

There’s a new way of configuring your car

Typically when you buy a car, you choose the engine you want, then the trim and then bolt on any optional extras if you fancy any. 

But Skoda is doing things a bit differently, with the firm offering the choice of two battery packs and then five interior designs – including Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite and ecoSuite, with each offering a slightly different look and ambiance . Following this you can select packs of optional extras that bundle together certain features.

That said, standard equipment is far from sparse, with even entry-level models coming as standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless start and a large 13-inch touchscreen system with satellite navigation.

It’s seriously spacious

As we’ve mentioned earlier, using the new MEB platform allows for greater flexibility when it comes to spaciousness, and the Enyaq manages to be one of the roomiest cars in its class. 

Thanks to the battery and electric motor being beneath the floor, there’s no dent in the interior space on offer, with a particularly generously-sized cabin with clever storage and a cool flat floor throughout. The 585-litre boot is also huge, and increases to 1,710 litres when the rear seats are folded. 

You get 7,500 ‘free’ miles with it

Electric cars are renowned for being cheap to run anyway, but Skoda is going a step further by offering drivers the equivalent of 7,500 miles of free electric car charging thanks to its partnership with green energy supplier Octopus Energy. Customers can also benefit from a special tariff designed for EV owners that makes the most of the lowest overnight electricity rates, when there is less demand on the grid. 

The new Skoda Enyaq is priced from £31,085, inclusive of the £3,000 government grant, with models set to arrive in showrooms by the middle of the year. It will be followed by additional versions and derivatives – including a sporty vRS option and a sleeker ‘coupe’ model.

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