Czech manufacturer Skoda has made a sportier version of their electric crossover SUV, the Enyaq. Unlike the coupe-SUV bodystyle, this offers much more space, and looks less awkward.
Based on Volkswagen Group’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) chassis, it’s powered by two motors making up for all wheel drive, pumping 295 horsepower and 338 lb–ft of torque. That allows for a 0-60 mph sprint of 6.5 seconds. As impressive as these numbers are for an SUV, the Enyaq has a top speed of 180 km/h, for better or for worse (presumably the former).
Skoda claims a range of over 500 km, but there’s no official numbers yet. Powered by an 82kWh battery, it also has a lowered chassis that slightly increases its drag to 0.265, slightly more than the Enyaq Coupe. But you get more boot space than a coupe SUV ever could offer, with 585L boot capacity. That’s 15 more than the other version, which may sound small, but it counts.
20-inch rims are standard, but you can opt for 21-inch ones. As part of the front end dubbed the “Crystal Face”, it also has an illuminated grille, comprising 131 LEDs. Inside, there’s sporty black suedia fabric seats, with green stitching and lines all over. Ambient lighting and a panoramic roof is included as well. There’s a new driving mode in this version. The Traction provides greater driving experience in terrain with little traction or unpaved paths by utilizing more of the dual motors, enhancing the AWD.
The Mamba Green certainly sticks out, being the same shade offered in the Octavia RS. Its low-to-the-ground, normal SUV bodystyle makes it look like an MPV in some angles (especially the rear-side profile). It’s quite a decent looking crossover, and to say that is rare. What we would give for it to be a low-slant MPV instead.
p dir=”ltr”>(Images sourced from Skoda)