This is the new Skoda Enyaq iV. It is the first Skoda model to base itself upon the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, and if that is of no interest to you, know this: it’s a brand new fully-electric SUV that promises a range of up to 316 miles.
The car it’s a smart-looking thing, a bit longer and near enough as wide as a Volkswagen Tiguan, if that helps you visualise. Skoda reckons it’s as commodious as a Kodiaq (the big SUV), despite being shorter than an Octavia (the estate). No doubt consuming your attention is a massive 13in central freestanding touchscreen for you to get nice and grubby, along with a digital cockpit housed inside a 5.3in display running through four different layouts.
There’s also ‘Laura’, who’s your onboard digital voice assistant, able to understand 15 languages. Probably not Elvish, mind. Because it’s a Skoda, and because it’s electric, there’s masses of really practical storage spaces – like a brilliantly-named ‘Jumbo Box’ under the centre armrest, and yet another massive storage space under the centre console.
Skoda boss Thomas Schäfer said: “The launch of the Enyaq iV sees the start of a new era for Skoda.”
Source: TopGear, Skoda, Google images.