AUTO NEWS – New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900

New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900

The Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine, a sportier trim degree for the brand new all-electric SUV, will value from £39,900. This consists of the £3,000 UK plug-in automobile grant, with SportLine trim including performance-inspired upgrades to the Czech model’s latest pure-electric automobile. 

Tweaks in contrast with the usual Enyaq embrace 20-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, a extra aggressive entrance bumper, wider aspect skirts and gloss black exterior trim. Skoda has additionally fitted lowered sports activities suspension, which drops the SUV’s trip peak by 15mm on the entrance and 10mm on the rear.

The SportLine isn’t a full-blown efficiency mannequin, however Skoda says the brand new suspension setup has improved the Enyaq’s dealing with barely by decreasing the EV’s centre of gravity. For a bit of further management and to widen the automobile’s potential, patrons may also spec adaptive dampers.

Inside, the sporty upgrades proceed with a pair of bucket seats, a brand new leather-based sports activities steering wheel, aluminium pedals, black headlining and a few carbon-fibre-effect trim for the dashboard and door playing cards. Like the usual Enyaq, SportLine trim contains a digital gauge pack and a 13-inch touchscreen.

Till Skoda launches the 302bhp Enyaq vRS, the SportLine would be the most efficiency focussed mannequin within the line-up. As such, it’ll solely be provided with Skoda’s 80 powertrain from launch within the UK.

The Enyaq iV SportLine options an electrical motor mounted on the rear axle, which produces 201bhp and 310Nm of torque. Skoda says that’s sufficient for a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds and an electronically restricted prime pace of 99mph.

The motor is powered by an 82kWh lithium-ion battery pack (of which 77kWh is usable), which supplies a claimed vary of 327 miles. The battery will be absolutely recharged in 13 hours from a 7.2kW wallbox or topped as much as 80 per cent capability in simply over an hour when related to a DC fast charger. 50kW fast charging is normal, however 125kW charging can be accessible on 82kWh fashions.

Skoda can be contemplating launching its stronger, four-wheel drive 80x powertrain on the Enyaq SportLine, though it’s nonetheless topic to overview. Skoda says that solely round 10 per cent of its combustion engined autos bought within the UK are purchased with all-wheel drive, so the agency continues to be not sure whether or not there’s a case for this mannequin.

If provided within the UK, the Enyaq SportLine’s output will soar to 261bhp and 425Nm of torque. The system makes use of the identical 82kWh battery pack because the Enyaq iV 80 however, because of the further efficiency, most vary will fall barely to 311 miles.

Deliveries of the Enyaq iV SportLine start this summer season.

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AUTO NEWS – New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900


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