The new model features a huge 13-inch infotainment screen and highly customisable interior trim levels – and a hero RS performance model
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  • New 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV offers up to 510km of range and 125kW of charging capacity
  • Highly customisable interior offers 10 trim packages and 13-inch touchscreen
  • No local plans, but available to pre-order overseas from equivalent of AUD$60,747

Skoda has unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the Skoda Enyaq iV, with the new model offering the choice of three different battery sizes, quick charging capabilities and a claimed range of up to 510km.

The Enyaq iV – named after 'enya', the Irish word for 'source of life' – is Skoda's first production model to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB modular electric car platform. It forms part of the wider Skoda iV electrification program.

The car's bold exterior showcases a strong design language courtesy of larger wheels (which range in size from 18 to 21 inches) and a distinctive "crystal face" which, on higher grades, incorporates 130 LED lights and an illuminated grille.

Consumers have the choice of three battery sizes and five power outputs ranging from 109 to 225kW, with the entry-level variant offering a driving range of up to 340km from its 55kWh battery.

At the top end of the range, the 225kW/460Nm Enyaq iV RS boasts a maximum range of 510km (WLTP cycle) and a maximum charging capacity of 125kW, with each model receiving a universally compatible charging plug.

Top-spec variants also receive all-wheel drive capabilities, courtesy of a second electric motor on the front axle and a 82kWh battery which can be charged from 5 to 80 per cent in as little as 38 minutes via a DC fast charger.

At just over 4.6m long, 1.6m tall and nearly 1.9m wide, the Enyaq iV is slightly smaller than, but similarly proportioned to, Skoda's Kodiaq SUV.

2021 Skoda Enyaq iV specifications at a glance

ModelENYAQ 50 iVENYAQ 60 iVENYAQ 80 iVENYAQ 80x iVENYAQ RS iV
Drive4x24x24x24x44×4
Max. power output109 kW132 kW150 kW195 kW225 kW
Max. torque220 Nm310 Nm310 Nm425 Nm460 Nm
Acceleration(0–100 km/h)11.4 s8.7 s8.5 s6.9 s6.2 s
Top speed160 km/h160 km/h160 km/h160 km/h180 km/h
Range (WLTP)340 km390 km510 km460 km460 km

With the Enyaq iV's interior, Skoda is introducing an all-new structure for customisation, offering 10 themed packages as well as individual trim selections across all variants.

There is a focus on interior space, with the absence of a transmission tunnel allowing for improved legroom and a seats-up boot capacity of 585 litres.

The interior also boasts sustainably-processed leather upholstery, a large, free-standing 13-inch central digital display with wireless smartphone integration, and a second 5.3-inch digital cockpit.

Standard equipment from the base model includes dual-zone climate control, a leather steering wheel, keyless start, LED headlights and a fast-charging capacity of 50kW.

The Enyaq iV is currently available for pre-order in several countries, with a special Founders Edition limited to 1895 units also available.

In the United Kingdom, the Enyaq iV will be priced from £33,450, or AU$60,747, when it goes on sale.

Will the Skoda Enyaq iV come to Australia?

It's bad news for local electrification fans hoping to see Skoda join the movement in the immediate future, with the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger confirming the Enyaq is not on its dance card – although he did not go so far as to rule it out completely.

"We have no plans for the Enyaq iV as such – and if it does become available here, it would be in 2022 or 2023," he said.

Buyers can at least look forward to Skoda's sister brand Volkswagen introducing its electric ID models in Australia, with the company committing to a local electrification strategy back in 2019.

Although not confirmed, we expect the upcoming ID.4 SUV to be the first ID model to launch here.

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