2024 Skoda Enyaq Ditches The ‘iV’ Tag

Also, it packs more punch and can charge its battery faster.

The Enyaq has done well for Skoda’s plans to make EVs mainstream. That’s primarily because of the model’s portfolio, which has something for almost all customers. With the 2024 model update, the Czech brand wants to broaden the spectrum even wider. So, besides a few tweaks in logos and lettering, the battery-electric vehicle has received upgrades in powertrain, battery, charging capability and infotainment software. Also, a Laurin & Klement trim has been devised for the first time.

The logos and lettering on the 2024 Skoda Enyaq align with the brand’s new corporate identity. Moreover, the ‘iV’ tag has been dropped from the model name. Apart from these changes, the Enyaq marches on with the same overall design.

Onwards to the powertrain. The Enyaq 80 and Enyaq 80x have now become the Enyaq 85 and Enyaq 85x, respectively. The change is down to a more potent powertrain. On the rear axle resides a more powerful motor, taking the total output to 282hp. That’s about 80hp more than the ‘80’ and 20hp more than the ‘80x’. The Enyaq RS also gets a boost with an extra 40hp, taking the 2024 derivative up to 335hp. As a result, Skoda Enyaq can hit 180kmph flat out in 85, 85x and RS iterations. The quickest accelerating derivative – the RS – can complete the 0-100kmph sprint in 5.5 seconds (1 second faster than before).

Skoda has also worked on the 82kWh battery, which can now be replenished with DC feeds of up to 175kW. Under ideal conditions, the charging time from 10 to 80 per cent is 28 minutes. That’s 8 minutes less than before. That, however, is limited to the 85x and RS versions. The Enyaq 80 continues with a maximum of 135kW charging feed. The Enyaq 60, on the other hand, gets no powertrain, battery or charging speed changes.

Starting November 2023, all Enyaq derivatives equipped with the 82kWh battery have the latest software. Besides featuring Skoda’s new corporate identity, the new software allows users to customise “quick access buttons”. Also, the navigation system packs new map graphics, reorganised submenus and a larger map area. The infotainment system can also be used to preheat the battery, a feature that readies it for more efficient charging. Skoda has also improved the voice recognition system and Intelligent Speed Assist and added the Walkaway feature, which is part of Kessy.

Lastly, the 85 and 85x versions of the Enyaq now have a new range-topping trim – Laurin & Klement (L&K). Opting for it, ropes in Platinum Grey detailing on the bumper, diffuser and ORVMs, chrome on the window frames and front and rear aprons, and 131 LEDs on the grille. LED matrix beam headlights, dynamic indicators, LED rear lights, tinted side and rear windows, exclusive 20- and 21-inch (option) alloy wheels and L&K badges are some of the other exterior highlights.

Multiple interior themes are available, including black leather upholstery and matching trim strips in Brushed Beige or Piano Black. On the features front, the L&K versions pack powered front seats with ventilation and massage functions, stainless steel pedals, a head-up display with augmented reality, a powered tailgate, a 12-speaker Canton sound system and a heating function for the steering wheel, the front two and the outer rear seats.

So, how do you like the upgrades on the 2024 Skoda Enyaq?

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