Skoda Enya iV all-electric SUV to start at £31,085

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 3:01 pm

Skoda’s first bespoke all-electric car, the Enyaq iV, is available to order now. Prices start at £31,085 after the Government’s £3,000 plug-in grant, and buyers have a choice of two battery sizes, the largest delivering a quoted range of 333-miles.

Sharing its underpinnings with VW Group stablemate the Volkswagen ID.4, the entry-level Enyaq iV 60 Nav has a WLTP range of 256 miles and uses a 62kWh battery pack which feeds a 178bhp electric motor mounted on the rear axle. It’ll cover 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds. The larger iV 80, which has a capacity of 82kWh and produces 201bhp, has the longer 333-mile range and ups the price to £35,950. It also shaves 0.2  seconds off the 0-62mph time. First deliveries will start in May.

Across the Enyaq range, a 50kW charging capability is included as standard, though the option sheet includes an upgrade to 100kW or, on the 82kWH battery, 125kW. This allows recharging from 10-80 per cent in 38 minutes. In addition, every Enyaq can also charge via a 7kW wallbox — which takes between six and eight hours for a 10-80 per cent recharge — or a domestic socket.

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Buyers can choose from five design selections; Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite and ecoSuite, all of which offer a different interior look and materials.The entry-level Enyaq features a 13-inch infotainment screen, keyless start, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and 19-inch alloys.

That level of standard equipment remains across the remaining four trim levels, with changes limited to interior cosmetics. Priced from £31,600, the Lodge models feature natural wool seat upholstery and some extra trim pieces for the dashboard.

Next up is the £32,200 Lounge. This adds some anodised trim inserts, plus leather-and-Alcantara upholstery. Suite trim comes in at £32,370 and features piano black dashboard trim, plus leather seats. The range-topping Enyaq iV EcoSuite boasts cognac brown leather upholstery, and starts at £32,625.

As you would expect, there’s a host of options available, including electrically adjustable front seats (£865), 20-inch alloys (£520), plus an improved version of Skoda’s climate package. This includes a heated windscreen, heated washer nozzles, heated front and rear seats, plus three-zone climate control.

There’s also a Skoda Convenience Package Plus which adds keyless entry and go, a driver monitoring system, wireless charging, a foot-activated electric tailgate, extra sound deadening and rear privacy glass.

Set to go head-to-head with the likes of the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric, the Enya is slightly larger than both. In fact, at 4,648mm in length, it’s only around 50mm shorter than Skoda’s Kodiaq SUV flagship. As for bootspace, the Enyaq can swallow 585 litres of luggage with the rear seats in place.

There’s also bags of additional storage space in the cabin. Under the centre armrest there’s a 6.2-litre ‘jumbo box’, while a further 11.4-litre space is available beneath the centre console. Sensibly, the charging cables live under the boot floor with a cable cleaner.

There’s also a number of Skoda’s now trademark "simply clever" niceties, including a 12-volt power socket in the boot plus, perhaps more importantly given the UK weather, an umbrella cleverly concealed into the driver’s door. There’s also LED backlighting for the front grille; it’s an option lower down the range, but standard on high-end versions.