Skoda Enyaq iV prototype breaks cover

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on May 8, 2020

Unlike the Citigo iV & Superb iV, the Enyaq iV is Skoda's first dedicated EV from the ground-up. It's the first Skoda production model to be built on the VW Group's MEB electric car platform and, in essence, is a counterpart to the VW ID.4.

We first got wind of Skoda's all-new, dedicated EV a couple of months back when Skoda announced its name - the Enyaq iV. And now, the folks from Mladá Boleslav have revealed a prototype of the vehicle along with its details. For those not aware, the Enyaq iV is Skoda's first vehicle that's been designed to be an EV from the ground-up. But that's not the only unique bit about it.

Skoda Enyaq iV prototype Rear View

In fact, the Enyaq iV will Skoda's first production model to be underpinned by the VW Group's MEB electric car platform. This makes the Enyaq iV a Skoda counterpart to VW's ID.4 (which is coming to India in 2021). Moreover, the Enyaq will be either All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) or Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD), marking Skoda's comeback to the RWD game after nearly a 30-year hiatus. Plus, with a 302bhp vRS performance version in the making too, the Enyaq iV could also go on to become Skoda's most powerful production model to date. Therefore, the Enyaq iV is going to prove itself to be an important model for Skoda.

As seen in the image, the Enyaq is, by all means, a proper SUV. Measuring 4,648mm in length, 1,877mm in width, and 1,618mm in height, with a 2,765mm wheelbase, the Enyaq iV can be imagined as a size between the Skoda Karoq and the full-size Kodiaq. With a generous 585-litre boot, the Enyaq iV has been designed keeping practicality in mind.

Skoda Enyaq iV prototype Side View

There are a total of three battery sizes and five power variants to choose from on the Enyaq iV. The base version, Enyaq iV 50 (55kWh battery), will be offered with a single 146bhp electric motor on the rear axle, capable of driving up to 340km. This is followed by the 177bhp Enyaq iV 60 (62kWh battery) with a 390km range and the 201bhp Enyaq iV 80 (82kWh battery) that offers the highest possible driving range of up to 500km. These three variants will be RWD.

The top two variants, Enyaq iV 80X and the Enyaq iV vRS, also use the same 82kWh battery but are equipped with two electric motors, making them AWD. With power outputs of 262bhp & 302bhp, respectively, both the 80X and vRS will offer a maximum driving range of 460km (based on the WLTP test cycle). Using a DC fast-charger, the Enyaq iV can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 40 minutes.

Skoda Enyaq iV prototype Front Quarter View Motion

The Enyaq iV will be built at Skoda's main plant in Mladá Boleslav. Its serial production will begin towards the end of 2020, with a market launch slated for early 2021. We are yet to determine if, like the VW ID.4, the Enyaq iV will make its way to our shores.

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