Škoda’s all-electric Enyaq line up will receive its first significant upgrade since launching in Ireland in early 2021. Minor styling changes have been made to remain consistent with the brand’s new visual identity, including new logos and lettering, while the iV designation will be discontinued. Production of the 2024 models will begin in early November with vehicles arriving in showrooms in early 2024.
In addition to visual changes, the Enyaq and its Coupe stablemate will receive a range of technical upgrades. Thanks to new rear axle electric motors and improved battery management, the Enyaq will have increased range capacity and improved overall charging speed while delivering an even better driving experience. In order to reflect the new performance designation, the Enyaq 80 and Enyaq 80x will become the Enyaq 85 and Enyaq 85x.
The Enyaq 85 can travel up to 565 kilometres on a single charge (WLTP cycle). Meanwhile, the battery can charge from 10% to 80% capacity in just 28 minutes. This upgrade also applies to the Coupé version, which now has a range of up to 576 kilometres. The dynamics of the Enyaq have also improved, with the electric motor on the rear axle now having a maximum output of up to 210 kW, compared with 150 kW in the original version. The Enyaq 85 can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, two seconds faster than before.
The all-wheel drive version Enyaq 85x also has a new output of 210 kW, an increase of 15 kW. The new model can reach 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and can travel up to 538 kilometres on a single charge.
Škoda haven’t neglected the Enyaq RS, which, like the 85x version, boasts optimised battery cell chemistry with improved thermal management and the option of higher maximum charging power. The Enyaq RS also benefits from a power boost, with drivers now having 250 kW at their disposal. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes just 5.5 seconds, whilst the range has increased to 541 kilometres or 547 kilometres in the Coupé variant. The top speed remains capped at 180 km/h.
Changes to the car’s infotainment system also apply from the Enyaq 85 version. This involves a new software update 4.0, with redesigned user interface and new brand identity. Practically, it is more intuitive and user friendly. The virtual instrument panel and head-up display also receive new graphics.
Commenting on the new 2024 Enyaq model line-up Ray Leddy, Head of Marketing and Product said: “Since launch, the Enyaq has been a huge success for the brand in Ireland. The good news for customers in 2024 is that long lead times have been reduced significantly, and customer order times are now more reflective of other models in the Škoda range. Even better for customers is the fact that the pricing for the new more powerful and efficient Enyaq 85, 85x and RS models will not increase compared to original January pricing of 2023 model versions. I would urge customers to avoid delays and check out our stock locator on www.skoda.ieto avail of the very best Enyaq pricing and offers”