Skoda Enyaq, the first electric SUV from the Czech brand, is finally at our tests. This is an opportunity for the electric family car to show us that it has true value.
Who would have expected the first Czech electric car from Skoda to be an imposing SUV? We certainly don’t! Enyaq is an excellent alternative to combustion SUVs, offering space, practicality and refinement. All this with a design that looks very good.
The front is dominated by a grille without perforations, but also by large optical blocks with LED Matrix. The angles that compose it are aggressive and give the impression of a robust SUV. Geometry exercises continue on the back, especially in the area of optical blocks. From the side, Enyaq looks massive, like a perfect compromise between MPV and SUV.
ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA model built on the MEB (Modular Electric Drive Kit).
Inside we see a modern design, but also materials that the Czechs boast are sustainable. The space is enough for 5 people. The attention to detail is close to the premium class. The decorative band that stretches the entire width of the car, from the dashboard to the door panels, further amplifying the feeling of generous space. Below the central display, it copies the shape of the grille characteristic of the ŠKODA radiator and also serves as a support for the hand when the user uses the touch screen.
Next-generation infotainment systems with integrated SIM offer many practical functions, such as traffic information and WiFi connection for passengers’ mobile devices. Skoda Connect comes with a 13-inch center screen and new head-up display. The screen has a touch slider, so you have a bigger tablet on board. The same system can be accessed through a mobile application that allows you, among other things, to turn on the air conditioning.
The electric motor provides a power of 180 hp and a maximum torque of 310 Nm. These are offered promptly, making the Enyaq IV a sporty car. Autonomy in the city is close to 400 kilometers. Testing the model through traffic in Bucharest, I realized that the car is easy to operate and quite stable.
In terms of active safety, the Skoda Enyaq is very well protected from almost any situation you may encounter in traffic: front assist and avoidance maneuver, cornering assistant, lane assist and side assist, car exit assistant, proactive occupant protection system and multicollision brake.