(Analysis) Skoda Enyaq iV 80: It’s fun, but inside Leak.pt we already had the possibility to test the identity of the VW.4, the Audi Q4 etronand now, we have the possibility to get our hands (and feet) on the Skoda Enyaq iV 80 Sportline. Love why? It’s just that these cars all share the same platform, but at the same time, they’re all slightly different, in more ways than one.
In fact, it is very surprising because in terms of materials, finishes, and also the quality of the design, the Skoda version is not very far from the one that Audi brought us in the Q4, with the id.4 being a distant place. (PS: I prefer Skoda to Audi, in terms of interior).
But what you want to know is if the Skoda Enyaq is a good thing, right? Well… Let’s get to the part!
(Analysis) Skoda Enyaq iV 80: Full electric and racing!
Therefore, the first 100% electric Skoda hits the market in three versions (60, 80 and 80X), but in this special case of the test environment we have the Enyaq iV 80 Sportline version, equipped with a 77kW battery. That said, if you’re already thinking about high performance, in Skoda’s electric world, everything that hits the market without an ‘X’ in the name has just one engine, on the rear axle.
This means that our test version has something like 201hp, a range of about 420 km, and a charging capacity of 120kWh. Which for an electric SUV isn’t bad at all.
Unfortunately, as well Volvo XC40, a direct rival to this Skoda that I had the opportunity to test in February, this was one of those electric cars with the ability to kill the ever-infuriating battery worry. He tells you the kilometers he does, and he does it, I don’t need anything else.
Better than ID.4? Welcome to Audi? In what sense?
As we said above, VW’s commitment to electric mobility means that there is a sharing of technology between all the group’s brands. In other words, if we sum up the ‘thing’ very well, the VW ID.4 is similar to the Audi Q4 etron, which in turn is like this Skoda Enyaq.
However, above he said that Skoda is close to Audi? What did you mean by this?
It is very simple, apart from the build quality, and the details, which seem to be the best, and well executed. The Enyaq is also longer than the id.4, which means more space in the back seats, as well as in the trunk (around ~100L with the seats folded down).
In addition, in terms of design, the Enyaq also offers a more traditional image, more advanced, and in my opinion, it is a more desirable package than the VW ID.4, a car, once again in my opinion, which is why it is worth it , is an electric car that still suffers from the “I’m electric, so I must look futuristic” syndrome.
Design, Interiors and Operations in everyday life
Inside, we have something very well designed, and well designed, and therefore better than what VW has been offering in its latest ranges. There is no shortage of space, but there are also a few positive points.
Although I think the driver’s screen is too small to be taken seriously, although it manages to fulfill its purpose well in driving practice. to connect our iOS or Android smartphones, and thus have access to the always wanted Android Auto or Apple CarPlay (wireless).
However, here again we have something that really annoys me! After all, some of the most important controls in driving practice are now hidden in touch menus. For God’s sake, put AC in front of me with physical bonds! One day I will burn myself in the review, because I want to turn off the defrosting of the car.
As for driving, we have four modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport and User). The first three are the traditional ones, while the last one can be a combination of everything, completely at our choice.
Road behavior is similar to the Audi Q4, including the aforementioned driving modes.
Eco serves to save the battery as much as possible, with the throttle peak, and the maximum speed limit is set at 130 km / h. Comfort/Normal mode is used for traditional city driving, with a high level of excitement, but remains largely unchanged. Finally, we have the Sport, which keeps the steering heavier, and more exciting. But don’t be fooled if you think this turns the Enyaq into a racing car! The limit is 164 km / h, and the best thing is not to abuse the speed too much, if you don’t want to pull into the pits too quickly (read, connect to the charger).
In terms of power, the Enyaq is a serious car, and it feels like one. It can be light and powerful enough if you really need it. But don’t think you have an Audi etron Sportback here, because that’s not the purpose of this car.
In short, the first electric Skoda presents itself as a very attractive alternative. Especially for the driver who, every last Monday, cracks another 10% of his head looking at the price of fuel.
It is beautiful, offers space, offers practicality, and also offers great freedom.
Are you interested? Find out more here. (Available from €39,673. The test version costs €60,000)