Skoda continues to tease the Enyaq iV, its first all-electric SUV, as a part of the buildup for the mannequin’s debut on September 1.
This time, the automaker has launched new design sketches that give us the very best look but on the VW ID.4‘s Czech sibling. The first Skoda mannequin based mostly on VW Group’s modular electrification toolkit (MEB) is described by the automaker as being “progressive, expressive and dynamic”.
As the Enyaq iV marks the start of a brand new period for the Czech carmaker, its design will replicate that leap. The electrical SUV options emotive strains and balanced, dynamic proportions whereas additionally inserting an emphasis on practicality – one thing individuals at all times anticipate from a Skoda.
In a video interview accompanying the brand new design sketches, Skoda exterior design boss Karl Neuhold discusses the styling highlights of the Enyaq iV, stressing that the proportions differ from these of the model’s earlier SUV fashions.
“The ENYAQ iV has a shorter front end and an elongated roofline. This creates a very dynamic look and transforms it into a proverbial ‘space shuttle’”, the designer says. He provides that the brand new spotlight of the Enyaq iV’s design is certainly the entrance finish.
“We consciously emphasize the distinctive Skoda grille on our electric vehicles, as this is an instantly recognisable feature of the brand. On the Enyaq iV, it is set further forward and is more upright, which enhances the powerful look. The full-LED matrix headlights and daytime running lights are particularly eye-catching, too,” Neuhold says.
The MEB platform requires a unique packaging in comparison with ICE-powered Skodas. To save area, the batteries are put in within the car ground, which makes the physique just a little larger. However, the longer wheelbase makes up for this visually.
Additionally, the entrance and rear overhangs are shorter for the reason that particular person parts of the electrical drive take up much less area than a traditional inner combustion engine. Finally, the ENYAQ iV’s physique can be extra elongated and “extremely aerodynamic”, which clearly has a optimistic impact on the vary. The cD worth of 0.27 is spectacular for an SUV of this dimension.
Since design sketches at all times make a automobile look extra engaging than in actuality, we’ve added the most recent Enyaq iV spy pictures to the gallery so you will get a greater concept of what the electrical SUV will actually appear like.