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May 7, 2020

Skoda Enyaq e-SUV to have 242-mile range

Skoda has revealed the first details of its new electric SUV Enyaq iV, due for introduction in 2021.

By Sam Duke

Skoda has revealed the first details of its new electric SUV Enyaq iV, due for introduction in 2021.

The Enyaq IV will share MEB electric technology with the forthcoming Volkswagen ID.3 and Seat El-Born, but will be produced at Skoda’s main Mladá Boleslav factory in the Czech Republic.

Skoda will offer a choice of power outputs and ranges, with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.

The entry-level model is the Enyaq IV 50, with a battery capacity of 55kWh, and the rear-mounted electric motor has an output of 146hp, offering a maximum range of up to 211 miles, according to provisional figures.

This increases up to 242 miles in the 177hp Enyaq IV 60, fitted with a 62-kWh battery. The rear-wheel-drive Enyaq IV 80, priducing 201hp has the highest range of up to 310 miles in the WLTP cycle.

Its 82-kWh battery is also used by the two versions equipped with a second electric motor and all-wheel drive: the 80X and the vRS, which deliver 261hp and 302hp respectively.

The Enyaq IV can be charged in three different ways. In addition to the conventional 230v household plug socket with an AC output of 2.3 kW, the vehicle can also be topped up overnight at home using a wall box delivering up to 11 kW.

This takes six to eight hours depending on the size of the battery. DC fast-charging stations with a charging output of 125 kW are the third option. These can recharge the Enyaq IV’s battery from 10% to 80% in 40 minutes.

Skoda 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. This is an important step towards securing the future of the location and safeguarding jobs in the region.”

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