Skoda Enyaq iV All-Electric Unveiled
Skoda Auto unveiled the Enyaq iV all-electric SUV at its world premiere last evening, taking the first step towards electrification. The Skoda Enyaq iV is the first Skoda production model based on a Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) from the Volkswagen Group. The MEB consists of what is known as the skateboard platform which integrates the battery into the floor to save space.
The Skoda Enyaq iV all-electric is available with three battery sizes, five power versions, and rear or all-wheel drive, and is suitable for a wide range of uses. The new flagship of Skoda is manufactured at the main plant of the Czech carmaker in Mladá Boleslav-making it the only model in Europe based on the MEB platform of the Volkswagen Group to be developed outside Germany.
Three battery sizes, five power outputs ranging from 109 to 225 kW, and rear- or all-wheel drive cater for many different requirements and applications. The Skoda Enyaq iV will tow trailers weighing up to 1,400 kg (8 percent gradient) or 1,200 kg (12 percent gradient) with ranges up to 510 km * in the WLTP loop. Also, the Enyaq gets a top-spec RS version powered by a 225 kW/460 Nm system that propels it to 100 kmph in 6.2 seconds from a standstill. The top speed is rated at 180 kmph for this model and the WLTP range is at 460 km.
The 82-kWh battery, which has a net capacity of 77 kWh, can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in DC charging points in just 38 minutes, among the three battery choices on offer. At home, the Enyaq iV can be ‘refueled’ overnight using an AC wall box of up to 11 kW – this process takes six to eight hours depending on the battery size.
The aerodynamics of the Skoda Enyaq iV allows for a high level of efficiency and, consequently, long ranges. This is also evident in the 0.27 drag coefficient (Cd), which is achieved using tires, which boast particularly low rolling resistance. An optional extra for the electric SUV is a heat pump which is used for heating and air conditioning in the interior.
A highly efficient heat pump system compresses the high-pressure refrigerant. This generates heat, which is used to heat the cold air that flows into the car. In this way, the battery requires about 3 to 4 kWh less energy per 100 km to power the high-voltage heater – ensuring that the range is up to 30 percent greater than in electric vehicles without a heat pump at temperatures as low as -25 ° C.
The SUV will automatically warn of collisions with other cars, bikes, pedestrians, and fixed barriers, potentially avoiding or mitigating the effects of an accident. In case of an accident, the passengers are covered by up to nine airbags. Proactive Crew Safety Assist automatically tensions the seat belts during emergency braking and locks the windows and the panoramic sliding roof in the event of an imminent crash, or when the vehicle is in danger of skidding or falling over.
The Skoda Enyaq iV is standard fitted with LED headlights and taillights, while full LED Matrix headlights and full led tail lights are available as options in a ‘C’ form. Each high-beam Matrix module contains 24 LEDs, which can be individually operated and allow the driver to have the high beam on at all times without blinding other road users.
The Skoda Enyaq iV is the first Skoda to come fitted with an Augmented Reality head-up monitor, which projects information on two different regions. It is guided to the road ahead of the car, where larger symbols such as directional arrows signify navigational directions, Adaptive Lane Assist Adaptive Cruise Control information is displayed, and traffic signs or alerts are displayed.
Travel Assist includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Lane Assist including Roadwork Identification, JamAssist Traffic, and Emergency Assistance. Travel Assist will take over lateral steering in narrow spaces at a higher configuration level, using online information based on current clusters of data – even in the region.
Skoda has extended the functions of Park Assist, which had previously taken over the steering while driving in and out of parallel and bay parking spaces, to make parking even easier. The device can also automatically brake the car in the new, more intelligent configuration, and avoid collisions with pedestrians or objects.
It enables the driver to remotely direct their ENYAQ via their mobile and the Skoda Connect app into especially close parallel and bay parking spaces. Park Assist now has a professional parking feature too. This helps the driver to monitor their route in a frequently-used car park. They just have to do this once, and at any time at the push of a button can then automatically replicate this route the same way.
Within, a stand-alone monitor with a 13-inch screen – the largest in any ŠKODA provides adjustable configurations and can be operated by click, click slider, multi-button gestures, and hand movements.
Also, it can also be worked with the automated voice assistant Laura. She understands 15 languages, and can even process fluently spoken sentences for six of them. Materials used are earth-friendly and a built-in e-sim is available which makes this Skoda a connected car. There will also be a Founder’s Edition, which commemorated the 125th anniversary of the company.