New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine joins electric SUV line-up

The all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine adds sportier looks, bigger wheels and more style

Skoda has added a new SportLine trim to its Enyaq iV all-electric SUV range, featuring a lowered sports chassis, 20-inch alloy wheels and plenty of black exterior detailing.

The gloss back trim applies to the grille surround, detailing on the front and rear bumpers, the mirrors caps, window line surround, badging and the car’s subtle rear spoiler.

Inside, the Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine receives a pair of bucket seats that offer more support, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel and carbon fibre-effect trim inlays.

The SportLine chassis has been lowered by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear, so while it’s not a full-on performance model, this should lower the Enyaq’s centre of gravity for slightly sharper handling.

This new trim level will be available with a choice of two powertrains, starting with the Enyaq iV 80, which boasts a 201bhp electric motor. As the car is based on the VW Group’s MEB platform for electric vehicles, this drives the rear wheels for a predicted 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds, while the Enyaq iV 80 will offer a claimed range of up to 323 miles (WLTP).

Buyers wanting more performance can opt for the Enyaq iV 80x, which features two electric motors for all-wheel drive, offering a total of 261bhp and 425Nm of torque. Skoda claims a range of 311 miles between charges is possible.

Both models feature an 82kWh lithium-ion battery, of which 77kWh is usable, that can be recharged in 13 hours from a 7.2kW home wallbox feed. Unlike some Enyaq iV trims, SportLine won’t be available with the brand’s smaller 58kWh battery.

While the Enyaq SportLine will receive larger alloys, the design featured in our images is not yet confirmed for the UK. However, this trim level does benefit from full matrix LED headlights as standard.

Skoda is yet to announce pricing for the new Enyaq iV SportLine variants, but expect this trim level to start from around £38,000 for the lower-powered iV 80 model, including the £3,000 government plug-in car grant.

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