It is possible that many Skoda customers think that the brand's first 100% electric SUV, the new Skoda Enyaq iV, lacks that extra sportiness that is found in some Seat models with the FR finish. It is true that the Czech brand is even preparing an Enyaq iV Coupé variant, although those finishes that provide a point of sportiness both in aesthetics and behavior were also expected. For this reason, the Czech firm has decided to introduce a new variant that is capable of satisfying all those looking for that extra dynamism. In this way, the Enyaq Sportline aims to cover that gap between the standard versions and the RS.
The best way to differentiate this novel variant from the rest of the range will be to look at a series of glossy black design details that surround the body of the eco-friendly SUV. We refer to the front grille, window frames, roof bars, and rear diffuser, as well as Skoda lettering and tailgate badges. In addition, the Sportline has side skirts in the same color as the body, a specific front bumper, wings with the logo of this variant, and exclusive 20 and 21-inch wheels.
The Enyaq Sportline is equipped as standard with full LED Matrix headlights.
Regarding the interior, the brand's designers have created a Design Selection –a new interior concept introduced with the Enyaq– that stands out for its black upholstery and headliner, decorative stitching in a gray tone, and trims. with a carbon effect. Also noteworthy are sports seats with integrated head restraints, upholstered in Suedia microfiber and with gray outlines, as well as a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with the Sportline insignia, aluminum pedals, and specific floor mats.
Two possible engines
In the mechanical section, the Czech firm has confirmed this Enyaq Sportline will come with three different variants. The simplest of all the iV 80, with a 203 hp (150 kW) block and an 82 kWh battery that will allow you to travel 520 km on a single charge.
This version sends all the energy to the rear axle exclusively, something that does not happen with the iV 80x as it has two engines that make possible an all-wheel-drive system with 265 hp (195 kW) of power and a maximum torque of 425 Nm thus making it the most powerful Skoda in history, even more than the Skoda Kodiaq RS. The maximum autonomy of this variant is 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, thanks to an 82 kWh battery.
These two variants will be available in Spain, although initially Skoda also presented a more basic variant with the name of iV 60, about which at the moment there is no news for our country. It has a 179 hp (132 kW) motor power and a maximum torque of 310 Nm, as well as a 62 kWh battery for a range of 400 km WLTP.
Another of the great novelties of the Enyaq Sportline is the presence of a specific sports chassis, which comes standard and includes specific springs and shock absorbers. With its presence, the electric SUV is closer to the ground, specifically 15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear, which translates into greater dynamism and less roll even when tackling the steepest curves. Added to this is also more progressive steering also as a standard that offers a sportier feel. Thus. The maximum speed of the two engines is 160 km / h, in addition to offering acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds.
Prices of the Skoda Enyaq Sportline
The Skoda Enyaq Sportline will be manufactured on the production line at Skoda's main plant in Mladá Boleslav and will be offered in Spain in two versions. The Enyaq Sportline iV 80 is now available while the iV 80x will arrive in Spain after the summer. These are the prices of both versions for our market:
Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV 80: 49,500 euros
Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV 80x: To be determined