Skoda makes extensive updates to Enyaq range
More power, more range and enhanced equipment for several versions of Skoda’s large electric SUV
- More power and range for most versions
- Improved Infotainment for better ease-of-use
- Enhanced equipment levels across the board
Skoda has announced a raft of changes for the Enyaq, making the Czech brand’s large electric SUV look even more compelling.
Many of the improvements for the 2024 model year Enyaq are focused on the battery and energy management software, resulting in improved range figures across all models, while most also get more power and enhanced performance.
The only version not to get more power is the entry-level Enyaq 60 model, but improvements to its 58kWh (useable capacity) battery means a three-mile range increase to 249 miles.
Meanwhile, the changes to the 80 and 80x variants (the latter of which has four-wheel drive) are so much more significant that their names have been changed as a result, becoming the 85 and 85x, respectively. Their battery has the same 77kWh capacity, but the changes have resulted in range improvements, despite both cars being given considerable power upgrades.
In the case of the 85, range is up by 12 miles to 351 miles (the longest-range car in the lineup), while power has increased by a whopping 81bhp to 282bhp. That’s trimmed 1.8 seconds off its 0-62mph time, cutting it to 6.7 seconds. The 80x previously had more power than the 80, but the 85x has been given an extra 21bhp to match the 85’s 282bhp output, in turn trimming its 0-62mph time down to 6.6 seconds, a 0.2-second improvement. That’s despite a range improvement of 11 miles to 328 miles. With both the 85 and 85x, top speed has been increased from 99mph to 112mph.
The high-performance vRS range-topper is now even higher in performance, too. Another 40bhp has been added to the total power output of its two electric motors, cranking it up to 335bhp. That chops an extra second out of the car’s 0-62mph sprint time, taking it down to just 5.5 seconds and making the Enyaq vRS the fastest-accelerating Skoda production car ever built. Regardless of the extra pace, range has improved by 15 miles to a total of 336 miles.
Both the four-wheel drive versions – the 85x and vRS – have also had another valuable upgrade in the form of enhanced DC fast-charging capacity. Both will now charge up to a maximum of 175kW – a 40kW improvement – which means you’ll get a 10-80% top-up in 28 minutes, which is eight minutes quicker than before. The 85 sticks with a fast-charging rate of 135kW, while the 60 will only charge to a maximum of 120kW.
There have been plenty of changes made outside of the powertrains, too. A number of screens and menus – such as navigation graphics, the climate controls and the digital drivers display layout – have been redesigned to make them easier to use.
2024 Skoda Enyaq trim levels and pricing
Some new trim levels feature for 2024 as well. The Enyaq 60 in nameless base trim (this has now had traffic sign recognition, speed assist and driver attention alert added to its roster of safety kit) continues to serve as the entry point of the range at £38,970, but above that sits two new versions, the 60 Edition and 85 Edition, priced at £40,585 and £44,540, respectively. These get adaptive cruise control, heated front seats and steering wheel, a powered driver’s seat with memory, keyless entry and go, LED matrix headlights and a hands-free powered tailgate.
The Enyaq 85x, meanwhile, is still available exclusively in SportLine Plus trim, and actually costs £2,200 less than before at £48,605. The range-topping vRS costs £450 more at £53,120, but it also comes with more equipment, including tow bar preparation, rear side airbags, rear USB-C charging ports and rear sunblinds.
It’s not just the Enyaq SUV that benefits from the updates, either: the Enyaq Coupe also gets the same upgrades. This will be available in three forms, the 85 Edition at £46,440, the 85 Sportline Plus at £50,305 and the vRS at £54,820. Ordering for all upgraded Enyaqs opens on October 31st.
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