Skoda Enyaq iV EV gets sportier, still no timeline for Australia

The all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine adds sportier looks, bigger wheels and more style.

Skoda has added a new SportLine trim to its Enyaq iV all-electric SUV range, featuring a lowered sports chassis, 20-inch alloy wheels and plenty of black exterior detailing.

Locally, Skoda Australia is yet to confirm the model though the fledgling but expanding EV market here means it will only be a matter of time until it jumps on the radar. This new SportLine trim would be just the ticket for local sporty tastes, too.

The gloss back trim applies to the grille surround, detailing on the front and rear bumpers, the mirrors caps, window line surround, badging and the car’s subtle rear spoiler.

Inside, the Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine receives a pair of bucket seats that offer more support, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel and carbon fibre-effect trim inlays.

The SportLine chassis has been lowered by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear, so while it’s not a full-on performance model, this should lower the Enyaq’s centre of gravity for slightly sharper handling.

This new trim level will be available with a choice of two powertrains, starting with the Enyaq iV 80, which boasts a 150kW electric motor. As the car is based on the VW Group’s MEB platform for electric vehicles, this drives the rear wheels for a predicted 0-100km/h time of 8.5 seconds, while the Enyaq iV 80 will offer a claimed range of up to 520km (WLTP).

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Buyers wanting more performance can opt for the Enyaq iV 80x, which features two electric motors for all-wheel drive, offering a total of 195kW and 425Nm of torque. Skoda claims a range of 500km between charges is possible.

Both models feature an 82kWh lithium-ion battery, of which 77kWh is usable, that can be recharged in 13 hours from a 7.2kW home wallbox feed. Unlike some Enyaq iV trims, SportLine won’t be available with the brand’s smaller 58kWh battery.

And the price? Skoda is yet to announce pricing for the new Enyaq iV SportLine variants, but expect this trim level to start from around £38,000, which is equivalent to around $70,000 here in Australia.

Sean Carson

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