Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 UK review


Since this is a Skoda, you’re doubtless wondering about how much stuff you can cram into it. The answer is a lot. There are plenty of useful storage cubbies, the rear seats offer ample leg room and the boot measures 585 litres – 42 litres more than the ID 4 – with 1710 litres of space if you fold down the rear seats.

Something else Skoda fans will want to know: most of the firm’s trademark Simply Clever features have been retained for the switch to electric power. So there’s an umbrella in the driver’s door, a ticket holder on the A-pillar and an ice scraper in the boot lid (rather than the fuel filler cap on other Skoda models, for fairly obvioius reasons). There are also some new Simply Clever features: an underfloor storage area and a bag for the charging cable.

On the road, the Enyaq performs exactly as you would expect of an electric Skoda SUV. It’s confidence-inspiring, calm and collected, making for entirely reliable, practical family transport. As with most EVs, the instant torque offers useful extra zip under acceleration, but the focus here is on dependability, not dynamism.

The Enyaq’s size and weight can occasionally be felt when cornering, but the steering is direct and confidence-inspiring and the ride quality is strong, even on 19in wheels. It’s a mature drive, and one that will doubtless find favour with most likely Skoda buyers.

Official range is 333 miles – 23 more than the ID 4’s – with a consumption rate of 3.7mpkWh; we averaged 2.7mpkWh on our test. Charging comes via an 11kW AC charger or a 125kW DC fast-charger.

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