New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900

The all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine boasts racier looks and lowered suspension

The Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine, a sportier trim level for the new all-electric SUV, will cost from £39,900. This includes the £3,000 UK plug-in car grant, with SportLine trim adding performance-inspired upgrades to the Czech brand’s newest pure-electric car. 

Tweaks compared with the standard Enyaq include 20-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, a more aggressive front bumper, wider side skirts and gloss black exterior trim. Skoda has also fitted lowered sports suspension, which drops the SUV’s ride height by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear.

The SportLine isn’t a full-blown performance model, but Skoda says the new suspension setup has improved the Enyaq’s handling slightly by lowering the EV’s centre of gravity. For a little extra control and to widen the car’s ability, buyers can also spec adaptive dampers.

Inside, the sporty upgrades continue with a pair of bucket seats, a new leather sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals, black headlining and some carbon-fibre-effect trim for the dashboard and door cards. Like the standard Enyaq, SportLine trim features a digital gauge pack and a 13-inch touchscreen.

Until Skoda launches the 302bhp Enyaq vRS, the SportLine will be the most performance focussed model in the line-up. As such, it’ll only be offered with Skoda’s 80 powertrain from launch in the UK.

The Enyaq iV SportLine features an electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which produces 201bhp and 310Nm of torque. Skoda says that’s enough for a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 99mph.

The motor is powered by an 82kWh lithium-ion battery pack (of which 77kWh is usable), which provides a claimed range of 327 miles. The battery can be fully recharged in 13 hours from a 7.2kW wallbox or topped up to 80 per cent capacity in just over an hour when connected to a DC rapid charger. 50kW rapid charging is standard, but 125kW charging is also available on 82kWh models.

Skoda is also considering launching its more potent, four-wheel drive 80x powertrain on the Enyaq SportLine, although it’s still subject to review. Skoda says that only around 10 per cent of its combustion engined vehicles sold in the UK are bought with all-wheel drive, so the firm is still unsure whether there is a case for this model.

If offered in the UK, the Enyaq SportLine’s output will jump to 261bhp and 425Nm of torque. The system uses the same 82kWh battery pack as the Enyaq iV 80 but, due to the extra performance, maximum range will fall slightly to 311 miles.

Deliveries of the Enyaq iV SportLine begin this summer.

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