ŠKODA are raising their electric game once more with the addition of two new ENYAQ iV variants in 2022. Available to order now direct from your local dealer is the new ENYAQ Sportline iV and the new all-wheel drive ENYAQ iV 80x.
The ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA’s first fully electric vehicle was revealed in 2020, with the first Irish sales pre-booked online by way of a €1,000 deposit. Demand outstripped supply in 2021 with 231 ENYAQ customers recorded up to November. Although supply will improve in 2022, ŠKODA advise that consulting your dealer early is the best way to avoid disappointment.
The ENYAQ iV 80x has an all new, all-wheel drive powertrain that is available to order now for delivery in 2022. Thanks to a second electric motor on the front axle, complementing the existing rear-wheel motor, it transmits power to the road via all-wheel drive. The two motors have a combined output of 195 kW** and offer a maximum torque of 425 Nm. The 80x is mainly driven by a permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PSM) on the rear axle, which delivers an output of 150 kW*, a maximum torque of 310 Nm and maximum running speed of 16,000 rpm. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x is powered by a 82 kWh battery and can cover more than 500 km*** in the WLTP cycle. Its top speed is 160 km/h with a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 6.9 seconds. The ENYAQ iV 80x starts from €49,894 inclusive of Grants/VRT Rebate and a service and tyre plan.
The ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV is the sportiest version yet, characterised by a range of black design features and large wheels, while the lowered sports chassis makes for a particularly dynamic driving experience. The interior adds to the sporty feel, thanks to decorative, carbon-style trims, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and seats with integrated headrests. The SPORTLINE variant is offered in three performance levels. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60 which has an output of 132 kW*, while the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80 produces 150 kW*. Both feature rear-wheel drive. The SPORTLINE can also be equipped with all-wheel drive! The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x benefits from two electric motors for additional performance.
The SPORTLINE variants are an integral part of ŠKODA’s model portfolio. The Czech car manufacturer is continuing with this tradition by adding the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV to the line-up of its first all-electric SUV. The new variant comes with a sports chassis as standard that features model-specific springs and shock absorbers, and has been lowered by 15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear. Body-coloured bumpers and side sills further enhance the car’s sporty appearance. Whether fitted with rear- or all-wheel drive, the electric SUV boasts excellent traction, confidently transmitting the power generated by the electric drive system to the road in any situation. Because of how electric motors work, the car’s maximum torque is available immediately, even when pulling away. Furthermore, the high-voltage battery fitted in the floor between the axles ensures a low centre of gravity, which has a positive effect on the vehicle’s agility and behaviour when cornering. Thanks to its model-specific sports chassis, the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV can handle fast corners more dynamically and with less roll. The progressive steering, another standard feature, also allows for sportier handling. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60 starts from €44,942 inclusive of Grants/VRT Rebate and a service and tyre plan.
Commenting on the launch of ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV, John Donegan, ŠKODA Brand Director said, “We are thrilled with the successful launch of our first fully electric vehicle here in Ireland and we are confident the new ENYAQ Sportline iV will fuel even further success for the brand. Availability will improve next year, but demand is still expected to be high. To avoid disappointment we would encourage interested customers to contact their local ŠKODA dealer today”.