Article By Richard Aucock

Sporty Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV revealed

The Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV is a head-turning new version of the firm’s upcoming zero-emissions SUV EV which arrives in the UK later in 2021

The new Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV is a sporty-looking new variant of the firm’s upcoming pure EV that brings a performance car look to the firm’s zero-emissions model.

Boasting 20-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension and black exterior detailing, the five-door SUV certainly cuts a dash on the outside.

Black detailing extends to the grille, window frames, roof rails, rear diffuser and even the Skoda lettering on the tailgate. There are body-colour side skirts and a bespoke front apron.

Skoda says the suspension, 15mm lower at the front and 10mm lower at the rear, is specific to the Sportline iV variant.

Inside, there are rally-style sports seats with integrated headrests, a three-spoke steering wheel and plenty of carbon-effect trim detailing.

Living up to its name

The Enyaq Sportline iV shouldn’t disappoint in the power stakes. There are two version on offer – and even the entry-level Sportline iV 80 model, a rear-wheel drive variant, produces 201hp.

The Enyaq Sportline iV 80x is all-wheel drive, with a second electric motor driving the front wheels. This gives it a system power output of 261hp – more than a match for a traditional Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch.

The regular version has a driving range of 323 miles and the Sportline iV 80x can do 311 miles on a full charge.

Both variants use the same 82kWh electric battery.

Skoda UK says UK pricing and specifications are not ready just yet, but will be announced ahead of the Enyaq Sportline iV’s full market debut.

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