Skoda brought to tests the new crossover Enyaq IVJune 24, 2020
The similarity with the German Volkswagen ID.4 cannot be hidden even by camouflage.
A test prototype of the Skoda Enyaq IV electric crossover has been spotted in the Alps. Although there is a dense camouflage on the body, one can still notice that the car is tested in a serial body. Moreover, the common force of the Czech news is very much like the German Volkswagen ID.4.
Skoda Enyaq iV is an innovative step forward in the strategy of electrification of the Czech automaker. The first production model of the Czech brand, based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular MEB electric vehicle platform, combines brand-specific strengths such as generous space and emotional design with fun and at the same time stable handling. Three battery sizes and five motor options are available. The all-electric SUV is planned to be assembled at the main Skoda factory in Mladá Boleslav, making it the first MEB-based Volkswagen Group in Europe, manufactured outside Germany.
The cabin of the test prototype remains hidden from prying eyes, but in the cabin we expect to see the same layout as in the new ID.4. The Enyaq iV should get a freestanding infotainment system next to the fully digital instrument panel screen, a combination that has become too common in modern cars.
The new Skoda Enyaq iV is a typical brand car, but with a completely new drive concept. The first production model of the Czech manufacturer, based on the modular platform of the MEB electric car, is also ideal for long trips, as it boasts a range of up to 500 km and fast charging. Thanks to the car concept, designers were able to design the interior of the Skoda Enyaq iV in a completely new way. This provides even more space for passengers and their luggage, despite the compact size of the car, and at the same time creates an impression that is as emotional as it is modern.
The first electrified SUV of the Czech automaker has a length of 4648 mm, a width of 1877 mm and a height of 1618 mm, as well as a wheelbase of 2765 mm and a boot volume of 585 liters. A low boot threshold for an SUV makes it easy to load even heavy or bulky items.
Thanks to its platform, the model will receive both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. In the basic version, the car will be driven by a single 146-horsepower electric motor, which will be powered by a battery capacity of 55 kW / h. Cruising range will be 340 km. The all-wheel drive modification will become the top one, with a capacity of 265 hp. Cruising range – 460 km. But there will also be a performance with the RS prefix, which will receive a 360-horsepower power plant and the same range of 460 km.
The world premiere of the car will also mark the beginning of pre-sales. Serial production of the Skoda Enyaq iV should start at the end of 2020. Its launch on the market is scheduled for early 2021. Special version Fonders Edition, equipped with special functions and a different appearance, will be limited to 1,895 copies, which marked the founding of the company 125 years ago.
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