Skoda Enyaq 80x revealed with 195kW

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New Skoda Enyaw RS-style electric SUV variant gets four-wheel-drive 195kW.

The new Skoda Enyaq iV Sportline brings a lower, stiffer chassis than that of the standard car, and is marked out by styling alterations that preview the upcoming, full-fat RS model.

The Sportline was initally unveiled with a 150kW motor on the rear axle giving a 0-100kph time of 8.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 160kph. It is equipped with the Enyaq’s top-rung 77kWh (net) battery pack, which is capable of a WLTP-certified 526km per charge.

But now, Skoda has detailed a pair of new powertrain options: the entry-level Enyaq iV Sportline 60 and a hotter, 80x-badged car. The former features a 132kW motor on the rear axle and will likely be offered at a lower price than the Sportline 80, but the headline addition to the range is the four-wheel-drive 80x, which, with 195kW, will be the most powerful Skoda model currently on sale.

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The 80x’s two motors produce a combined 425Nm, and while performance has not been fully detailed, it can be expected to comfortably beat the standard car’s 8.5sec 0-100kph time.

Externally, the Enyaq iV Sportline features extensive black trim detailing, including the tailgate badging. A sportier front apron, thicker side skirts and wing badging also features. New 20-inch Vega Anthracite alloys are drafted in, too, while matrix LED lights are made standard.

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Inside, the Sportline gains new black synthetic leather with grey contrasting stitching across the dashboard, plus carbonfibre-effect trim on the door panels.

New sports seats are trimmed in faux-suede microfibre and feature grey piping. The sports steering wheel is standard, as are aluminium-look pedals.

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Mechanically, the only alteration is a trim-specific chassis set-up, which lowers the suspension by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear, but a drive mode selector and progressive steering are equipped as standard, and the Dynamic Control Package remains an option for keener drivers.

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