Skoda, the Czech automaker, is set to introduce significant updates to its Enyaq lineup for the 2024 models. These upgrades encompass a fresh design approach in line with Skoda's evolving brand identity, accompanied by a notable alteration – the removal of the “iV” designation from the vehicle's name, though the electric essence remains integral.
The most exciting enhancements come in the form of improved electric motors, advanced battery management, and, notably, extended driving ranges.
Replacing its predecessor, the Enyaq 85 takes the helm as the new base model. Impressively, it promises a remarkable range of 565 kilometers on a single charge, as per the WLTP cycle standards. Equipped with a swift DC charging capability, it can charge from 10% to 80% in just 28 minutes, catering to those with a need for speed. Speaking of speed, the Enyaq 85 boasts a spirited 210 kW motor output, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in a mere 6.7 seconds – a notable two seconds faster than its forerunner.
Its all-wheel-drive counterpart, the Enyaq 85x, shares the same 210 kW system output and accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds. The range remains impressive at 538 kilometers, with the Coupe variant slightly extending it to 548 kilometers. Moreover, with a peak DC charging capacity of up to 175 kW, it aligns with the Enyaq 85 in reducing charging downtime significantly.
Skoda's Enyaq RS takes performance to the next level, housing a robust 250 kW powerplant that propels it from zero to 100 km/h in a swift 5.5 seconds. The range remains substantial at 541 kilometers, with the Coupe variant nudging it up to 547 kilometers, all while maintaining an impressive top speed of 180 km/h.
However, the 2024 Enyaq models aren't solely about flexing their electric muscle. An intriguing feature in the lineup is the addition of battery pre-heating, which can be activated manually or automatically when approaching a high-power charger indicated by the navigation system. This thoughtful addition aims to enhance the overall electric vehicle experience.
On the technology front, the infotainment system receives an update to version 4.0, featuring a refreshed user interface. Skoda's Laura voice assistant is also said to be an improved listener, further enhancing the overall driving experience.