Outstanding aerodynamics combined with high energy efficiency delivers a range of over 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle
Mladá Boleslav – SKODA AUTO is expanding its RS family to include another all-electric model – the ENYAQ RS iV. Just like the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV, the Czech carmaker has opted for two motors with a total system output of 220 kW and all-wheel drive for the top version of the SUV. Thanks to an exceptional drag coefficient of cw 0.265, the ENYAQ RS iV has a range of over 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.
A new addition to SKODA’s range: The Czech car manufacturer’s sporty RS line-up has been expanded to include a second all-electric model – the new ENYAQ RS iV. The SUV features all-wheel drive and two electric motors with a system output of 220 kW as does the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV. This makes the two RS versions of the ENYAQ iV family the most powerful vehicle in SKODA’s portfolio. The ENYAQ iV family is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) and rolls off the production line at SKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav.
The ENYAQ iV and ENYAQ COUPÉ iV are the only MEB models to be manufactured in Europe outside Germany. SKODA AUTO has announced that in the coming days, the 100,000th car from the ENYAQ iV family will roll off the production line. This figure includes both the ENYAQ iV SUV and the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV series in all their respective variants, such as the sporty RS and SPORTLINE versions. Alongside all-electric models, the car manufacturer also offers customers a ŠKODA iV ecosystem, which includes wallboxes for convenient at-home charging and the POWERPASS, a charging card that can be used throughout Europe.
The ENYAQ RS iV’s dynamic appearance, with sports suspension as standard, large 20- or 21-inch wheels and distinctive RS features, makes it instantly recognizable as an RS model. With a top speed of 180 km/h, it is 20 km/h faster than the other ENYAQ iV models, as is the coupé variant. Locally emission-free, the vehicle sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and boasts a maximum torque of 460 Nm, which is available from standstill, as is typical for an e-vehicle. Its 82 kWh battery, high energy efficiency and drag coefficient of cw 0.265 give the model a maximum range of over 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. Thanks to a maximum charging power of 135 kW, the ENYAQ RS iV’s lithium-ion high-voltage battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 36 minutes at fast-charging stations.
Permanent Internet connectivity and ŠKODA Connect functions for electric vehicles
SKODA ensures that the ENYAQ RS iV’s software is always up to date thanks to a permanent online connection via an integrated eSIM, which also allows the driver to download additional apps or activate new functions in the infotainment system. The latest ME3 vehicle software includes updates for the displays as well as optimized climate control and improved battery management with battery care mode. The Internet connection supports numerous functions, including traffic information, route planning and searching for parking spaces with real-time data, and enables a wider range of voice control functions. Some of the comprehensive SKODA Connect mobile online services have been specially developed for all-electric vehicles. For example, the MyŠKODA app can be used to control battery charging remotely, and the air conditioning can be switched on and scheduled before the start of a journey. The navigation system will identify charging stations nearby or along a planned route. In addition, the MyŠKODA app can prompt the driver to switch on the heating or start a charging cycle if the temperature outdoors is too low at the ENYAQ RS iV’s location for the battery to be used efficiently.
Highest-performance powertrain in ŠKODA’s model range
The SKODA ENYAQ RS iV is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) and, like the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV, boasts the highest-performance powertrain in the current model portfolio. One electric motor sits on the front axle while the second is on the rear axle. The ENYAQ RS iV benefits from all-wheel drive, with a system output of 220 kW* and a maximum torque of 460 Nm.
Sporty chassis and 82 kWh battery for long range
Delivering the energy for a maximum range of over 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle is an 82 kWh high-voltage battery, the largest battery in the range. It can be charged at DC fast charging points with a charging power of up to 135 kW and at AC wallboxes at up to 11 kW. The ‘Plug & Charge’ function is new. This makes it possible to start the charging process at suitable charging points stored in the POWERPASS app simply by connecting the charging cable; the vehicle is identified at the charging point and the charging session is billed automatically. The center of gravity in the SKODA ENYAQ RS iV is very low thanks to the battery being mounted in the underbody. This, in combination with the sports suspension and progressive steering as standard, makes for particularly dynamic handling. Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) is available as an option. It constantly monitors the situation on the road and automatically adjusts the damping. Driving Mode Select offers the predefined profiles Eco, Comfort, Normal and Sport, while a custom slider allows the driver to adjust the settings to their own preferences. The ENYAQ RS iV also offers the additional driving profile Traction. This is ideal for driving on unpaved roads or slippery surfaces, offering constant all-wheel drive at speeds of up to 20 km/h.