Dual-motor Skoda Enyaq revealed with 195kW

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SKODA Enyaq iV Sportline 80 front static

The new four-wheel-drive Skoda Enyaq iV 80x SportLine model is unveiled as most powerful version yet.

The Skoda Enyaq iV SUV is the Czech brand’s first bespoke electric car, and a new, range-topping version has been unveiled as the most powerful model to date. Called the 80x SportLine, it brings more performance and four-wheel drive to the Enyaq line-up.

Until now, the Enyaq iV has been exclusively available in Europe with a single motor set-up – Skoda Australia is yet to outline when the electric Enyaq might arrive.

The 80x Sportline gains a motor on the front axle as well, the new dual-motor arrangement producing a combined 195kW and 425Nm, up from 150kW and 310Nm of the rear-wheel drive Enyaq iV 80 SportLine.

SKODA Enyaq iV 80 rear static

With a 0-100kph time of 6.9 seconds, the 80x SportLine is the quickest accelerating Enyaq iV yet, although the top speed is capped at 160kph, as with the rest of the range.

The 80x SportLine is fitted with the same 77kWh (usable) battery found elsewhere in the Enyaq iV range, and Skoda claims a WLTP range figure of 487km. All 80x SportLine models receive 125kW DC rapid charging capability as standard, which allows for a 0-80 per cent charge in 38 minutes.

Both the 80 and new 80x SportLine models feature a more sporting chassis set-up, which brings a drop in ride height of 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear. The range-topper is also equipped with Skoda’s Drive Mode Select system as standard, allowing the driver to tailor the car’s powertrain settings for either maximum performance or stronger efficiency. Progressive steering is also fitted to all 80x SportLine models, with Dynamic Chassis Control adaptive suspension dampers available as an option.

SKODA Enyaq iV 80 interior

The new flagship gets full LED Matrix headlights as standard, too, which feature individually controlled high beam LEDs that switch off when other road users or pedestrians are detected so as not to dazzle other road users.

Inside, the Enyaq iV 80x SportLine is trimmed in black leather upholstery and grey contrast stitching, with carbon fibre-effect dashboard and door card inserts. The SportLine Design Selection package includes sports seats finished in black leather and Alcantara, and grey piping. Grey detailing also extends to the sports steering wheel’s stitching.

The new 80x SportLine will hit roads later this year, with prices starting from around the equivalent of $87,000. Although it is not yet confirmed for launch in Australia we will deliver our first-drive review later this year (and in the meantime can read our Enyaq 60 FWD review here).

Yousuf Ashraf

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