Skoda Enyaq 80x revealed with 195kW

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.

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.

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.

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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