Skoda Enyaq iV review - Interior, design and technology
With striking looks and a cabin full of the latest tech, the Enyaq iV is a new breed of stylish Skoda
With the Enyaq iV using the increasingly ubiquitous VW Group MEB platform, Skoda faced a real challenge to make its electric family SUV stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
The manufacturer spent much time ensuring that the exterior design was as aerodynamic as possible, which accounts for the sharply angled A-pillar and pronounced lines down its flanks. Of course, the end result may look quite dramatic, but this is a classic case of form following function, as the sleeker shape means less drag and more useful range.
At its core, the Enyaq iV is a practical family SUV, but it's not without its own sense of style. Riding on huge (optional) 21-inch alloys, the Enyaq looks purposeful, with its angular-shaped headlights and a blanked-off grille hinting that there’s an electric powertrain within.
Buyers can personalise the cabin by choosing from five individual ‘Design Selections, all of which offer different materials and finishes to create a particular look and style, while there are eight exterior paint colours and a long options list to delve into if you feel the need.
Standard kit is actually pretty decent, with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display, climate control, cruise control and rear parking sensors all included on the entry iV 60 model. Upgrading to the iV 80 not only brings more power and overall range, but adds a heated, multi-function steering wheel, front parking sensors, a rear view camera and a Drive mode select system.
Top-spec SportLine models feature 20-inch Vega Anthracite metallic alloy wheels, LED matrix headlights, reprofiled sports bumpers, Alcantara/leather upholstery and carbon effect interior trim.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
At 13 inches, the infotainment screen in the Enyaq iV is the largest ever included in a Skoda model. It’s typically efficient and loaded with features, while the crisp, clear display is easy to read. All Enyaq models feature this tech as standard, along with integrated sat-nav and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
In this review
- 1Skoda Enyaq iV reviewThe all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV family SUV is practical and easy-to-use, with a good range and useful charging ability
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Enyaq iV prioritises comfort over performance, although the top-spec 80X model is pretty rapid for a family SUV
- 3Range, charging and running costsWith usable, real-world range, competitive insurance costs and strong residual values, the Enyaq iV should prove to be reasonably cheap to run
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingWith striking looks and a cabin full of the latest tech, the Enyaq iV is a new breed of stylish Skoda
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceFamily journeys should be a breeze in the Skoda Enyaq iV, as it offers all the space and practical features you need
- 6Reliability and safetySkoda has a strong reputation for building safe, dependable cars, which adds to the appeal of the Enyaq iV family SUV