The ŠKODA ENYAQ has been one of many shock hits of the present electrical car market. It was the fifth finest promoting plugin car in Europe within the first 10 months of the 12 months. It solely trailed Tesla’s extraordinarily common mass-market fashions (the Mannequin Y and Mannequin 3), the king of metropolis automobiles Fiat 500e, and the Volkswagen ID.4, an in depth cousin to the ENYAQ. Constructing on its success, ŠKODA is bringing out extra of an SUV model of the ENYAQ, the ENYAQ iV vRS.
Other than specs on charging, acceleration, battery dimension, and vary, we additionally now have UK pricing for the ENYAQ iV vRS. The in need of it: it’s not low-cost, however it’s additionally not tremendous costly. The beginning worth for the brand new ENYAQ iV vRS is £52,670 OTR. For those who order an ENYAQ iV vRS as we speak, supply is anticipated in June 2023.
ŠKODA might be releasing three new totally electrical fashions by 2026, and to fill out a full vary of 100% electrical choices. General, ŠKODA goals for 70% of its European deliveries to be deliveries of totally electrical fashions by 2030.
Earlier than getting again into the numbers, let’s get pleasure from a couple of extra pics of the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS (largely in yellow).
Inside and outside, the ENYAQ iV vRS seems elegant however not too fancy. It appears it’s an interesting electrical car particularly for professionals with younger households.
It’s not a race automotive, however as an electrical car designed electrical from the bottom up, it’s fairly fast — particularly for its class and physique kind. “As befits the sporting flagship of the ENYAQ iV vary, the brand new vRS contains a bespoke chassis arrange designed to ship an much more responsive driving expertise,” ŠKODA writes. “The usual sports activities suspension lowers the physique by 15 millimetres on the entrance axle and 10 millimetres on the rear axle. This, mixed with progressive steering as normal, provides the ENYAQ iV vRS the sort of dynamic dealing with that vRS drivers have come to count on from ŠKODA.”
The brand new ENYAQ SUV consists of the next specs:
- 321 mile (517 km) rated vary on a full cost (WLTP)
- 82 kWh (77 kWh usable) battery pack
- quick charging as much as 135 kW (CCS)
- “can obtain an 80% cost in as little as 36 minutes when linked to a 150kW charger or sooner”
- 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 6.5 seconds (precisely the identical because the coupé ENYAQ)
- 460 Nm of torque
- 299 PS output
- cd = 0.265
The important thing distinction that units the ENYAQ iV vRS aside from its older sibling, the ENYAQ coupé, is that the trunk (or “boot” because the British endearingly name it) is 585 litres in quantity, 15 litres bigger. For those who fold down the backseats, the quantity grows to 1,710 litres.
One attention-grabbing function of the ENYAQ iV vRS is that apart from 4 pre-set driving profile modes — Eco, Regular, Sport, and Traction — you’ll be able to create your personal customized profile with a slider that goes from one finish of the Sport-versus-Eco spectrum to the opposite.
The brand new electrical SUV additionally comes with ŠKODA’s distinctive Crystal Face grille (which is lit up by 131 LEDs).
The ENYAQ iV vRS consists of a wide range of sporty design options across the exterior and inside of the automotive. The thought is that you just’re a household man (or girl), however a sporty one. “Distinctive vRS sports activities bumpers entrance and rear give the automotive a extra muscular, purposeful look. […] The entrance bumper options high-gloss black accents on the air curtain surrounds, that are E-shaped on the vRS mannequin. The facet skirts are completed in physique color whereas the purple reflector strip within the rear bumper runs the complete width of the car — a distinguishing function of all ŠKODA vRS fashions.
“Inside, the ENYAQ iV vRS contains a particular vRS Design Choice that comes with sports activities seats with black perforated leather-based seat upholstery with gray piping and distinction stitching. The multifunction sports activities leather-based steering wheel additionally options distinction stitching whereas the dashboard sports activities a leather-look end with distinction stitching.”
As a ultimate observe, the identify “ENYAQ iV vRS” — significantly? That has bought to be one of the difficult and hard-to-remember names in the marketplace.
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