Auto has globally launched the all-new Enyaq iV electric SUV. The all-electric
SUV is the Czech car manufacturer’s first production model to be based on
Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) modular electric car
name of the new Skoda Enyaq is derived from the Irish name ‘enya’, meaning
‘source of life’. The ‘E’ is in reference to electro-mobility, while the ‘Q’
characterises the final letter of Skoda’s successful SUV family that includes
the likes of Karoq, Kamiq and Kodiaq.
Enyaq iV is 4,649 mm long, 1,879 mm wide and has a height of 1,616 mm. The
wheelbase of 2,765 mm and absence of a transmission tunnel allow for
extraordinary spaciousness and a suitably large amount of knee room in the
rear. The boot has a capacity of 585 l.
Skoda Enyaq iV offers rear- or all-wheel drive, along with a range that covers up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle. The SUV
features an all-new interior concept offering Design Selections instead of
classic trim levels and a brand-new structure of the options available. One
particular highlight is the exclusive Enyaq iV Founders Edition.
exclusive and particularly extensively equipped Founders Edition is limited to
1,895 units and pays homage to the company’s successful history and its
founding by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, 125 years ago. Adorning the
multifunction leather steering wheel, a Founders Edition badge – produced by
the Czech crystal manufacturer Preciosa – will display the model’s number,
confirming that it is from the limited range. The exclusive Enyaq iV Founders
Edition will be delivered in spring 2021.
Founders Edition is equipped with a Crystal Face, which includes a stunning,
illuminated radiator grille, as standard. For the Enyaq 80iV and Enyaq 80x iV,
it is available as an option. The crystalline-look front of the Enyaq iV is
illuminated by 130 LEDs – a design highlight already seen in the Skoda Vision iV
concept study. The Founders Edition is available in two engine/battery variants
and two colours. It also comes with 21-inch alloys, sporty front and rear
aprons and the ecoSuite Design Selection featuring sustainably tanned leather.
Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) consists of what is known as the
skateboard platform, in which the battery is incorporated into the floor to
save space. Three battery sizes, five power outputs ranging from 109 to 225 kW
and rear- or all wheel drive cater to many different requirements and uses. Furthermore,
it can tow trailers weighing up to 1,400 kg (8% gradient) or 1,200 kg (12%
assistance systems include Travel Assist, which now has even more functions, as
well as remote-controlled and trained parking.
Exterior: As optional extras, the
illuminated Crystal Face – which comes with an animated Coming/Leaving Home
function – and full LED Matrix headlights adorn the striking front sporting the
large Skoda grille. The full LED tail lights include dynamic indicators and
also have an animated Coming/Leaving Home function.
Interior: New Design Selections replace
the classic trim levels and set new standards for the interior. Each Design
Selection, put together by Skoda material concept designers. 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 to suit
the owner’s taste.
Connectivity: At 13 inches, the Enyaq iV’s
central screen is larger than in any other Skoda. What’s more, the all-new SUV
is always online and cleverly connected. Battery charging and the interior’s
air conditioning can be conveniently controlled remotely via the ŠKODA Connect
Simply Clever: Skoda has 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. In the Enyaq iV, the classic Skoda ice scraper is
located inside the car – in its tailgate to be precise.
Enyaq iV is the first Skoda to come equipped with a head-up display featuring
augmented reality, which projects information onto two different areas. In
addition to the current speed and detected traffic signs, information from the
assistance systems and navigation instructions can also be displayed on the
windscreen just above the dashboard in immediate view of the driver. The
projection zone for augmented reality is larger and is located higher up on the
windscreen, still in clear view of the driver. It is directed onto the road up
ahead of the vehicle, where larger symbols such as directional arrows indicate
navigational instructions, information relating to Adaptive Lane Assist or
Adaptive Cruise Control is shown, and traffic signs or warnings are displayed.
The driver can individually adjust the position of the display area on the
windscreen, set the colour and brightness, and select what information is to be
shown in the infotainment system’s menu.
New, innovative assistance systems boost
the event of an impending collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or another
vehicle, Collision Avoidance Assist for example supports the driver by actively
increasing the steering moment to prevent the accident using a controlled
evasive manoeuvre. When turning left at junctions, Turn Assist detects oncoming
traffic at an early stage, warns the driver and automatically brings the car to
a stop if necessary. When a door is opened, Exit Warning alerts the occupant if
another vehicle or a cyclist approaches from behind. It does this acoustically
and visually via a light signal on the inside of the wing mirror housing.
Assist comprises Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Lane Assist including
roadwork recognition, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. In a higher
configuration level, Travel Assist can take over lateral steering in narrow
spaces using online information based on current data clusters – even in the
city. Adaptive Cruise Control, which in its predictive version also
incorporates route data from the navigation system and traffic signs, will also
be able to react to obstacles reported via online traffic data too.
Enhanced functions for Park Assist
make parking even easier in the Enyaq iV, Skoda has expanded the functions of
Park Assist, which up to now had already taken over the steering when driving
in and out of parallel and bay parking spaces. In the new, even more
intelligent configuration, the system can also brake the car automatically and
prevent collisions with pedestrians or objects.
parking goes one step further: It allows the driver to guide their Enyaq iV
into particularly tight parallel and bay parking spaces remotely via their
smartphone and the ŠKODA Connect app. The system takes over the steering and
brakes automatically. Park Assist now has a function for trained parking too.
This enables the driver to record their route into a frequently used parking
space, for example in a narrow and angled driveway. They only have to do this
once, and can then automatically repeat this route in exactly the same way at
any time at the push of a button. Here too, the system takes over the steering
and brakes, and prevents collisions.