ŠKODA adds SPORTLINE variant to its new all-electric SUV range
With the launch of the ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV, the Czech carmaker adds a long-established model variant to the new all-electric SUV range built in Mladá Boleslav. Black body applications, large alloy wheels and a lowered sports chassis provide the ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV with a self-assured appearance and emphasise its dynamic driving characteristics. Sports seats with integrated headrests, a three-spoke multifunction leather sports steering wheel and carbon-effect trims set the tone in the interior.
There will be a choice of three powertrain variants for the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV. Both the ENYAQ iV 60 producing 132 kW and the ENYAQ iV 80 with an 82-kWh battery that delivers 150 kW and boasts a range of more than 520 km* in the WLTP cycle are rear-wheel drive. The ENYAQ iV 80x features two electric motors with a combined output of 195 kW and all-wheel drive. This variant will complete the range later this year.
SPORTLINE – for ŠKODA, this addition to a model’s name traditionally means a sporty look and dynamic handling. With the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV, ŠKODA introduces this model variant to the line-up of its first all-electric SUV. Customers will be able to choose from three powertrain options. The ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60’s electric motor drives the rear wheels, produces 132 kW and has a maximum torque of 310 Nm. Its battery has a capacity of 62 kWh (58 kWh net) and allows for a range of more than 400 km* in the WLTP cycle. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80 is equipped with the larger 82-kWh battery (77 kWh net) and can cover more than 520 km* in the WLTP cycle. Its rear motor produces 150 kW. This battery is also fitted in the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x. Together with a second electric motor, this SUV features all-wheel drive, has a power output of 195 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 425 Nm. This variant’s maximum range is more than 500 km* in the WLTP cycle.
Regardless of whether it is fitted with rear- or all-wheel drive, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV boasts a high maximum torque, which – due to the electric motor – is available immediately when stepping on the accelerator pedal. The SUV therefore offers excellent driving dynamics. This is particularly evident in the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV thanks to its model-specific sports chassis, which comes as standard. It has been lowered by 15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear. The top speed for all three powertrain variants is 160 km/h. High-quality design details emphasise the sporty look of the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV – both inside and out. The SPORTLINE variant will roll off the production line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, same as the ENYAQ iV. It is the only model series in Europe based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform to be built outside Germany.
The SPORTLINE’s many gloss black design features make the powerful ŠKODA ENYAQ iV look even more dynamic. The striking ŠKODA grille, window frames, roof rails and diffuser in the rear bumper all contribute to this, as do the ŠKODA block lettering and the badges on the tailgate. The robust side skirts are body-coloured. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV comes with a model-specific front apron and SPORTLINE badges on the front wings. Large, burnished 20-inch Vega or 21-inch Betria alloy wheels enhance the SUV’s self-assured appearance, both with exclusive SPORTLINE design.