Profile Peek of Škoda’s First BEV SUV

Škoda has released a peek of the profile for its first all-electric SUV to be launched in September under the nameplate Enyaq iV.

It’s the brand’s first series-production vehicle to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification toolkit (MEB). Naturally, the image only gives the barest hint of what the car might look like but the automaker promises that “Enyaq iV combines brand-typical virtues such as a generous amount of space, emotive design and well-balanced proportions with a sustainable yet fun driving experience”.

The silhouette shows a short front section and an elongated roofline and hints at a spacious interior. In fact, Škoda claims it will offer similar internal dimensions as its Kodiaq, despite being shorter in length than an Octavia.

It will be available with a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and have three battery sizes and five power levels. Škoda says it can be charged quickly, with a maximum capacity of 125 kW. Range is claimed of up to 310 miles in the WLTP cycle.

The unveiling of Enyaq iV is planned to be the highlight of celebrations marking the automaker’s 125th anniversary to be broadcast live from the Czech capital, Prague, on 1 September 2020.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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