If VW was consistent in the process of launching powerful GTX models – first the ID.4 GTX crossover appeared, and only then the coupe-like ID.5 GTX – then Skoda has the opposite. The Enyaq iV electric crossover was introduced two years ago, but the RS modification appeared along with the coupe-like version – and at first it was intended only for it. The Czechs have been honored to fill the gap just now.
Technically, the new Enyaq RS iV is identical to the VW ID.4 GTX – each axle is equipped with a traction motor, peak output is 220 kW (299 hp) and 460 Nm. At the same time, the Enyaq RS iV is larger than the Volkswagen (Skoda has 4653 x 1879 x 1605 mm; wheelbase is 2768), and the trunk volume is 585 liters: 15 liters more than the Enyaq Coupe iV RS. If you fold the rear sofa, the useful volume of the luggage compartment will increase to 1710 liters.
The curb weight is slightly lower than that of the ID.4 (Enyaq RS iV weighs a little more than 2.2 tons), but the passport acceleration to “hundreds” of the Skoda is slower – 6.5 s versus 6.2 s. The maximum speed for all 220-kilowatt electric cars is limited to 180 km/h.
Due to the aggressive body kit, the RS crossover has become the most unstreamlined Eniak: the Cx coefficient is 0.268 (for the Coupe RS iV – 0.248; for the standard electric crossover – 0.257). A lowered sports suspension (15 mm front, 10 mm rear) and 20-inch wheels with an aerodynamic design are installed as standard (R21 wheels are available for an extra charge).
Standard equipment also includes three-zone climate control, a panoramic roof, inductive smartphone charging, and for an extra charge, the crossover can be equipped with a 12-speaker Canton audio system, an augmented reality projection display and leather-trimmed seats with contrasting stitching (as part of the Design Selection RS Suite option). ). A bright shade of Mamba Green is also available by default, but you can choose any other body color from the standard Eniak palette.
A traction lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 82 kWh (used 77 kWh) provides a range of more than 500 km in the WLTP cycle. The maximum charging power is 135 kW, that is, charging the battery from 10% to 80% from “fast” terminals will take 36 minutes.
Production of the Enyaq RS iV at the Mladé Boleslav plant will begin before the end of the year. Prices have not yet been announced, however, with the base cost of the coupe-shaped RS version of 61.5 thousand euros, it can be assumed that the new crossover will be slightly cheaper than 60 thousand euros without options. ID.4 GTX, by the way, is much more affordable: in Germany, for a powerful electric crossover, they ask from 53.3 thousand euros.