By launching its brand-new ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA is taking the next systematic step in the implementation of its E-Mobility strategy. The all-electric SUV is the Czech car manufacturer's first production model to be based on Volkswagen Group's MEB modular electric car platform. The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV offers rear- or all-wheel drive, along with a range that is perfectly suitable for everyday use, covering up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle, and brand-typical spaciousness. ŠKODA is continuing to develop its emotive design language - to this end, the new 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, which is limited to 1,895 units and is commemorating the company's anniversary celebrating 125 years of success.
Immediately following the world premiere of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV, it is possible in many countries to pre-order the base model and other variants. The 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 complete with illuminated radiator grille and 21-inch alloys
The Founders Edition and the ENYAQ RS iV are equipped with a Crystal Face, which includes a stunning, illuminated radiator grille, as standard. For the ENYAQ 80 iV 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 ŠKODA 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.
Electric powertrain: First MEB-based ŠKODA production model
The ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA production model to be based on Volkswagen Group's Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). The MEB consists of what is known as the skateboard platform, in which the battery is incorporated into the floor to save space. The all-electric SUV is available with three battery sizes, five power variants and rear- or all-wheel drive, and therefore caters to a wide range of needs for a variety of uses. Requiring little time to recharge and offering ranges of up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle, the ENYAQ iV is ideal for everyday use as well as for covering long distances. ŠKODA's new flagship is made at the Czech carmaker's main plant in Mladá Boleslav - making it the only model in Europe based on Volkswagen Group's MEB platform to be built outside Germany.
Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, said, "The numerous possible combinations, for example in terms of battery sizes and power outputs, make the modular electric car platform a perfect technical basis for our all-electric vehicles. The MEB allows us to cater individually to our customers' different needs and usage habits, and to develop even more technically innovative ŠKODA iVs in future."
The entry-level version of the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is a practical and sustainable everyday family companion, providing a generous amount of space and high level of functionality. There is also a perfect ENYAQ iV for people who drive a lot looking for maximum range and quick charging, as well as for customers with a dynamic driving style who expect optimal performance even from an electric SUV.
Entry-level variants with rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive
In the ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA is making use of an all-new drive concept that nevertheless makes some reference to the company's history: just as with many of the brand's past models, ŠKODA is making use of rear-wheel drive for its new electric SUV too. The ENYAQ iV is a versatile partner for the daily commute as well as long distances. Its maximum range is 510 km in the WLTP cycle and it has a superfast-charging capacity of up to 125 kW. The 82-kWh battery, which has a net capacity of 77 kWh, can be charged from 5 to 80 per cent in just 38 minutes at correspondingly powerful DC charging points. At home, the ENYAQ iV can conveniently be 'refuelled' overnight using an AC wall box of up to 11 kW - depending on the battery size, this process takes six to eight hours. What's more, the ENYAQ iV is equipped with a special iV universal charger that fits all conventional charging sockets.
Five power variants, three battery sizes, two motors and all-wheel drive
Offering three battery sizes and five different power variants, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV makes driving both sustainable and fun. In addition to the one on the rear axle, the two most powerful models are also fitted with a second electric motor on the front axle that transfers the SUV's torque of 425 and 460 Nm respectively to the road via all four wheels. The entry-level ŠKODA ENYAQ 50 iV is fitted with a 109-kW rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive; its maximum torque is 220 Nm. Its lithium-ion battery has a gross capacity of 55 kWh (52 kW net) and it has a range of up to 340 km. Equipped with a 62-kWh battery (58 kWh net), the 132-kW ENYAQ 60 iV can cover up to 390 km; its maximum torque is 310 Nm.
The ENYAQ 80 iV has an output of 150 kW, torque of up to 310 Nm and, at 510 km in the WLTP cycle, boasts the longest maximum range. The 82-kWh battery (77 kWh net) is also used in the two all-wheel-drive variants - combined with the second electric motor on the front axle, the ENYAQ 80x iV produces 195 kW and the ENYAQ RS iV delivers 225 kW. Both of these models have a range of 460 km.
The range-topping ŠKODA ENYAQ RS iV is particularly fun to drive. It accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 180 km/h - 20 km/h faster than other power variants. In addition, the most powerful ENYAQ iV can tow a trailer weighing up to 1,400 kg; the SUV can be fitted with an electrically retractable tow bar as an optional extra.
Outstanding aerodynamics for greater efficiency
The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV's aerodynamics - which are outstanding for an SUV - allow for a high level of efficiency and, as a result, long ranges. This is also evident in the drag coefficient (cd) from 0.27, which is achieved with the help of tyres that boast a particularly low rolling resistance. A heat pump, which is used for the heating and air conditioning in the interior, is an optional extra for the electric SUV. A highly efficient heat pump system compresses refrigerant under high pressure. This produces heat, which is used to warm up the cold air flowing into the car. This way, approximately 3 to 4 kWh per 100 km less energy from the battery is used to power the high-voltage heater - meaning the range is up to 30 per cent greater than in electric vehicles without a heat pump in temperatures as low as -25°C.
Safety: New assistance systems and up to nine airbags
Boasting numerous assistance systems and up to nine airbags, the ENYAQ iV provides the highest level of active and passive safety. What's more, new features make it easier to park.
ŠKODA is offering its ENYAQ iV customers all of the innovative, new safety and assistance systems. The SUV can automatically warn of collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and fixed obstacles, ideally preventing an accident completely or at least minimising its consequences. Up to nine airbags protect the occupants in the event of an accident. Proactive Crew Protect Assist automatically tensions the seat belts during emergency braking and closes the windows and the panoramic sliding roof in the event of an impending collision, or if the car is in danger of skidding or tipping over.
The ENYAQ iV is equipped with LED headlights and tail lights as standard, whilst full LED Matrix headlights and full LED tail lights in a 'C' shape are available as options. Each Matrix high-beam module contains 24 LEDs, which can be controlled individually and enable the driver to have the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users. If a camera on the windscreen detects vehicles as well as people and objects reflecting the light, the intelligent lighting technology automatically turns off individual segments of the light beam.
Two areas for the head-up display
The ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA 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 safety
In 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.
Travel 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
To make parking even easier in the ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA 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.
Remote-controlled 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.
Exterior: Illuminated Crystal Face, large wheels and numerous crystalline elements
Progressive and with a self-assured appearance: ŠKODA is making a clear statement with its first electric SUV. The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV immediately comes across as powerful and dynamic thanks to its sculptural lines and perfect proportions, which can also be seen in the vehicle's extraordinary spaciousness. Other ŠKODA-typical details include the striking grille and the numerous crystalline elements, with the SUV's innovative illuminated Crystal Face catching the eye in particular. Large wheels ranging from 18 to 21 inches accentuate the car's rugged SUV character.
The ŠKODA 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 kneeroom in the rear. The boot has a capacity of 585 l.
130 LEDs form a welcoming Crystal Face
Featuring its own interpretation of the emotive ŠKODA design language, distinctive ŠKODA grille, and wheels that provide a rugged appearance with diameters ranging from 18 to 21 inches, the ENYAQ iV is as much a true ŠKODA as it is a true SUV. Its bold, contoured front, complete with a sculptured bonnet and full LED Matrix headlights, makes it unmistakable as a member of ŠKODA's SUV family. However, the Czech manufacturer's first all-electric SUV has a unique character of its own too, as it is equipped with an upright ŠKODA grille that has been brought further forward. This is further emphasised by the SUV's innovative Crystal Face: from the ENYAQ 80 iV upwards, 130 LEDs light up the vertical slats, and a horizontal strip illuminates the ŠKODA grille.
The Crystal Face has an animated Coming/Leaving Home function and, together with the LED modules for the dipped and high beam in the full LED Matrix headlights and the daytime running lights, it creates a welcoming display. The optional full LED tail lights have a crystalline illuminated area which, like the dynamic indicators, is part of the animated Coming/Leaving Home function. This activates when the vehicle is opened or locked in poor visibility.
'ŠKODA' is positioned in block lettering on the middle of the tailgate and is framed by a matt black roof spoiler and a rear bumper featuring a grey diffuser. A panoramic sliding roof is available on request; the roof rails, window frames and the frame of the ŠKODA grille provide contrasts in a choice of chrome, matt or gloss black. The range of paint finishes includes two standard and seven metallic colours. The ENYAQ 50 iV comes with 18-inch steel wheels as standard, whilst all other models are fitted with alloys. A total of eight different wheel sets are available, with diameters ranging from 18 to 21 inches.
Interior: Design Selections replace the classic trim levels
Clear, innovative and sustainable: along with its first model to be based on the MEB modular electric car platform, ŠKODA is presenting an all new structure for the options available. In the ENYAQ iV, Design Selections replace the classic trim levels. Each of these styles features a tasteful interior with a high feel-good factor. Inspired by modern living environments, they make use of natural, sustainably processed and recycled materials. Customising the vehicle to suit the owner's taste now only takes a few steps. In addition to ten themed packages, a number of individual choices are available for all variants.
With the Design Selections, ŠKODA designers have created holistically coordinated interior options based on modern living environments. These differ, for example, in terms of the upholstery, decorative trims and dashboard as well as by using different materials. Furthermore, depending on the chosen Design Selection, the floor mats, centre console and ambient lighting also have a different feel and appearance. The entry-level ENYAQ 50 iV starts with the puristic Studio design. The Loft option, which comes as standard for the ENYAQ 60 iV upwards, is based on modern, homely apartments for young families. And the dashboard, with its different levels, sports a two-tone design. Other Design Selections are available on request. Lodge represents sustainability and innovation, whilst Lounge embodies quality and exclusivity, and the Suite and ecoSuite selections provide classic luxury details. In the ENYAQ RS iV, RS Lounge emphasises the car's sporty character, while the optional RS Suite design radiates dynamic elegance. In total, there are ten different themed packages available, with the majority coming in a basic and a more comprehensive Plus version.
Use of sustainable materials
In the Lodge and ecoSuite designs, ŠKODA has focused on sustainability. The Lodge seat covers are made of 40 per cent new wool that has been independently tested and certified in line with the strict requirements of the Woolmark Company. The Wool Blend Performance label is reserved for products made with between 30 and 49.9 per cent new wool. The remaining 60 per cent of the upholstery is made of polyester from recycled PET bottles. The seat covers also feature a unique surface feel and offer a pleasant seat temperature - getting neither too hot nor too cold. The cognac-coloured leather used in the ecoSuite Design Selection is produced particularly sustainably. Instead of chemicals, the hide has been treated using olive leaf extracts.
A wide range of standard equipment even in the entry-level variant
Even the standard equipment of the ŠKODA ENYAQ 50 iV is extensive. This includes dual-zone Climatronic, a multifunction leather steering wheel, keyless start in the form of KESSY GO, DAB digital radio, SmartLink technology, LED headlights and a fast-charging capacity of up to 50 kW. When fitted with a larger battery, the standard equipment also expands to incorporate parking sensors, a rear-view camera or a heated steering wheel, for example. Depending on the selected ENYAQ iV version, the standard equipment includes paddles on the steering wheel too. The driver can use these to select the degree of energy recovery.
New, simplified offering and optional packages for various themes
ŠKODA has reorganised the availability of its optional equipment and restructured the standard choices to make configuring an ENYAQ iV as clear and simple as possible. The ordering process has also been made clearer to provide a better user experience. After just a few clicks, the customer is presented with their personalised ENYAQ iV. Some individual options are available for all models.
Connectivity: Large 13-inch display, new Digital Cockpit and specific online services
Always online and cleverly connected: the modern infotainment system in the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is based on the latest generation of the Modular Infotainment Matrix and offers numerous innovative functions backed by online support. The central component is the car's free-standing touchscreen measuring up to 13 inches, which can also be operated by gesture control and using the Laura digital voice assistant. The most important information is presented to the driver on the redesigned 5.3 inch Digital Cockpit, which features four different layouts and is now even easier to use via the multifunction steering wheel. Battery charging and the air conditioning can be conveniently controlled remotely in the ŠKODA Connect app.
The ENYAQ iV's free-standing display impresses with a 13-inch screen - the largest in any ŠKODA. It offers customisable layouts and can be controlled by touch, via a touch slider, by multi-touch gestures and with hand movements. Furthermore, it can also be operated using the Laura digital voice assistant. She understands 15 languages, for six of which she can even process fluently spoken sentences. The redesigned Digital Cockpit presents the driver with the most important information, such as speed, driving data, navigation and active assistance systems, on a 5.3-inch display. And the driver can intuitively switch between different layouts using the multifunction steering wheel.
In addition to analogue radio, the infotainment system can also receive DAB digital radio as well as Internet and hybrid radio. Using wireless SmartLink technology, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or MirrorLink™, smartphones can be wirelessly integrated into the system, and they can be inductively charged when placed in the Phone Box. An amplifier with four 20-watt channels provides the perfect sound. In the ENYAQ 50 iV, which has a 10-inch display with touch keys, this powers four speakers as standard, and eight from the ENYAQ 60 iV upwards. The CANTON Sound System with a total of twelve speakers is available as an option.
Always online with built-in eSIM and functions specific to an electric vehicle
The permanent online connection provided by the built-in eSIM allows many functions to be backed by online support. Traffic Information, for example, makes use of online data, as does the navigation system's route planning. The comprehensive ŠKODA Connect mobile online services offer functions specific to an electric vehicle too. This means that, via the ŠKODA Connect app or web portal, the owner can also remotely control battery charging, switch on the air conditioning before starting their journey or set corresponding schedules. Furthermore, the Internet connection enables 'over the air' updates for maps and system software.
Simply Clever features: Practical charging-cable ideas
When it comes to all-electric vehicles, different questions arise than for cars with a combustion engine. Where do I store the charging cable? And how do I keep my hands clean when handling the cable? ŠKODA has found suitable Simply Clever answers to these questions too. The charging cable can be easily cleaned with a cable cleaner after use, and there is a protective cap for the charging socket. Afterwards, the cable can be stowed in a compartment under the boot floor. The car also comes with true Simply Clever classics such as the umbrella in the driver's door and the ice scraper with a tyre tread depth gauge. In the ENYAQ iV, this is now found on the inside of the tailgate rather than the fuel filler flap.
Due to its concept, the ENYAQ iV does not have a transmission tunnel as is found in vehicles with a combustion engine. ŠKODA designers have used this space to their advantage for a new interior concept that includes clever new storage options. In addition to the 6.2-litre Jumbo Box under the centre armrest, a second storage compartment under the centre console - which is designed like a bridge - offers a further 11.4 l of storage space. ŠKODA has also developed a new Simply Clever feature for the compartment under the adjustable false boot floor: an insert divided into various compartments ensures that items stored there do not slide around during the journey. In the large boot's main compartment, solutions such as the SigmaQuick boot nets keep things neat and tidy, with the nets being particularly easy to open.
ŠKODA iV ecosystem: Everything under one roof
In its 125th year, ŠKODA is pressing ahead along its path from a traditional car manufacturer into the Simply Clever company for the best mobility solutions. In addition to adding partially or fully electrified vehicles to the brand's portfolio, this transition also includes developing the ŠKODA iV ecosystem. This enables batteries to be charged easily and conveniently across Europe using the MyŠKODA Powerpass, offers intelligent online services and provides various wall boxes for charging at home or work. What's more, ŠKODA is massively expanding the charging infrastructure through its dealers and is establishing a sustainable recycling cycle for used batteries.
With a range of up to 510 km in the WLTP cycle, the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is designed for travelling and covering long distances. The MyŠKODA Powerpass allows users to charge their vehicles with ease using just one card at most of the 195,000 charging points in the European Union. In addition to most public charging stations, these also include fast-charging stations on international traffic routes and trunk roads, and publicly accessible charging points at ŠKODA dealers. The costs are transparent and in line with market standards, and will be charged to the customer in a monthly MyŠKODA Powerpass invoice. The pass is, however, included in the ENYAQ iV's purchase price for the first 3 years.
ŠKODA expands charging infrastructure and backs renewable energies
Alongside the market launch of its ŠKODA CITIGO iV and SUPERB iV, ŠKODA has started to expand its charging infrastructure - focusing on renewable energies. To compensate for the weather-related fluctuating availability of solar power, for example, ŠKODA has developed the ŠKODA iV energy storage system - the first stage of a recycling cycle for used batteries. The stations are equipped with 20 batteries that were previously used in ŠKODA iV plug-in hybrids and accumulate excess green or inexpensive off-peak electricity. This is then used to power charging points, the lighting, heating, air conditioning and new interactive electromobility information pillars in showrooms. It is also possible to operate fast-charging stations in this way, keeping them independent of the capacity of the local power grid. Once batteries come to the end of their second life cycle as part of the energy storage system, ŠKODA feeds them into a controlled recycling process.
Three different ŠKODA iV wall boxes and Ionity quick-charging network
ŠKODA offers three versions of the ŠKODA iV wall box for at-home charging. The ŠKODA iV Charger is the basic variant for use in private households. The ŠKODA iV Charger Connect has a LAN and Wi-Fi connection too for controlling the charging process remotely via the ŠKODA Connect app. This version of the wall box also has an RFID reader that prevents unauthorised use, for example in residential car parks. The ŠKODA iV Charger Connect+ can also communicate with the server over the mobile phone network via an LTE connection and is equipped with a certified electricity meter in addition to the RFID reader. This allows energy usage to be continuously tracked in the ŠKODA Connect app. Each wall box comes with an installation service as well for addressing any technical questions in advance. Furthermore, the owner can recharge their ŠKODA ENYAQ iV at fast-charging stations using the fast-charging cable. ŠKODA is involved in building the Ionity quick-charging network throughout Europe.