- ŠKODA adds SPORTLINE variant to its new all-electric SUV range
- Lowered sports chassis, 20- or 21-inch wheels and striking black details characterise the exterior and interior
- Choice of three powertrain variants with ranges of more than 520 km
Mladá Boleslav, 16 February 2021 – 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.
The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV comes with full LED Matrix headlights as standard. Each Matrix high beam module features 24 LEDs, which can be controlled individually and enable the driver to have the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users. This intelligent technology automatically turns off individual segments of the light beam when the camera on the windscreen detects vehicles, as well as people and objects, reflecting the light.
With the launch of the ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA introduced a new interior concept – the Design Selections. These are inspired by modern living environments and use perfectly coordinated colours and materials. The interior designers have created a model-specific Design Selection for the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV. The upholstery and the roof lining are predominantly black. The dashboard is upholstered in a black synthetic leather with grey contrasting stitching and features carbon-effect trims, which provide visual highlights and can also be found on the door panels. The floor mats with sport grey piping are in perfect coordination with the rest of the interior.
This SPORTLINE Design Selection also includes exclusive black sports seats with integrated headrests. These are upholstered in Suedia microfibre and feature grey piping. The three-spoke multifunction leather sports steering wheel comes as standard and allows numerous vehicle functions to be controlled with its user-friendly buttons and knurled wheels. The leather-covered steering wheel rim features grey contrasting stitching, while the lower spoke has a badge bearing the SPORTLINE lettering. The pedal covers come in an aluminium look and further enhance the SPORTLINE Design Selection.