ŠKODA confirms UK pricing and specifications for SUV derivative of ENYAQ iV vRS

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ŠKODA has confirmed final UK specifications and pricing for the SUV version of its ENYAQ iV vRS – the second all-electric model to wear the brand’s iconic vRS badge. Available to order from 17 January 2023, the ENYAQ iV vRS follows in the wheel tracks of the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV vRS launched earlier this year, and offers increased practicality alongside sporty performance and striking design.

Priced from £52,670 OTR, the new ENYAQ iV vRS is fitted with an 82kWh (77kWh net) battery pack and has a WLTP driving range of 321 miles. Like the COUPÉ version, the SUV variant has a power output of 299PS and is equipped with twin motors – one on each axle. Combined, the motors deliver 460Nm of torque to give instant acceleration and a powerful mid-range response.

As befits the sporting flagship of the ENYAQ iV range, the new vRS features a bespoke chassis set up designed to deliver an even more responsive driving experience. The standard sports suspension lowers the body by 15 millimetres at the front axle and 10 millimetres at the rear axle. This, combined with progressive steering as standard, gives the ENYAQ iV vRS the kind of dynamic handling that vRS drivers have come to expect from ŠKODA.

Drive Mode Select offers the predefined profiles Eco, Normal and Sport, while a custom slider allows the driver to adjust the settings to their own preferences. Comfort driving mode is only available when optional Dynamic Chassis Control is specified. The ENYAQ iV vRS also offers the additional driving profile Traction. Designed for driving on unpaved roads or slippery surfaces, Traction Mode offers constant all-wheel drive at speeds of up to 12 mph.

For owners looking for an even sportier drive, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) can be specified as an option. DCC constantly monitors the situation on the road and automatically adjusts the damping.

In terms of performance, the ENYAQ iV vRS has a top speed of 111mph and a 0-62mph time of just 6.5 seconds – identical figures to that of the COUPÉ variant. The ENYAQ iV vRS can be rapid DC charged at speeds of up to 135kW via a CCS connector, and can achieve an 80% charge in as little as 36 minutes when connected to a 150kW charger or faster. On a standard 7.2kW home wallbox, a charge from empty to full will take around 13 hours.

Like all ŠKODA vRS models, the ENYAQ iV vRS combines strong performance with sporty looks.

20-inch Taurus alloy wheels with aerodynamically optimised aero trims are fitted as standard with larger 21-inch Vision wheels with an anthracite finish as an option.

Unique vRS sports bumpers front and rear give the car a more muscular, purposeful look while the front end is further distinguished by ŠKODA’s innovative Crystal Face grille (illuminated by 131 LEDs), framed with gloss black surrounds. The ENYAQ iV vRS’s window trims and tailgate lettering are also finished in gloss black to further enhance the sporty feel.

The front bumper features high-gloss black accents on the air curtain surrounds, which are E-shaped on the vRS model. The side skirts are finished in body colour while the red reflector strip in the rear bumper runs the full width of the vehicle – a distinguishing feature of all ŠKODA vRS models.

Inside, the ENYAQ iV vRS features a special vRS Design Selection that comes with sports seats with black perforated leather seat upholstery with grey piping and contrast stitching. The multifunction sports leather steering wheel also features contrast stitching while the dashboard sports a leather-look finish with contrast stitching.

The sporting flagship also comes as standard with a three-zone climate control system, LED ambient lighting that also illuminates the dashboard and door panels, as well as wireless smartphone charging. The ENYAQ iV VRS’s 585-litre boot is 15 litres larger than that of the ENYAQ iV COUPÉ vRS and can be extended to 1,710 litres by folding the rear seats down. To ensure easy access to the load area, the vRS is fitted with virtual pedal as standard.

First UK deliveries of the new ENYAQ iV vRS are expected from June 2023.

ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS: Dynamic, efficient and sustainable

  • Top version of the all-electric SUV boasts two motors, all-wheel drive and system output of 299 PS*
  • Outstanding aerodynamics ensures a range of 321 miles** in the WLTP cycle
  • A host of vRS details inside and out as well as a new range structure with two option packages

ŠKODA AUTO presents the ENYAQ iV vRS: With the new top version of the battery-electric SUV, ŠKODA AUTO is expanding its sporty vRS family to include a second all-electric model alongside the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV vRS. With this move, the Czech car manufacturer is taking its electric campaign to new heights. Three more all-new e-models will be launched by 2026. The goal is to offer a complete range of electric products from small cars to 7-seaters and boost the BEV share of deliveries in Europe to more than 70% by 2030. Like the coupé variant, the ENYAQ iV vRS also features two electric motors and all-wheel drive with a total system output of 299 PS* and a range of 321 miles** in the WLTP cycle. A maximum charging power of 135 kW enables even faster charging at compatible charging points. In addition to the two Design Selections vRS Lounge and vRS Suite and comprehensive standard and safety equipment, ŠKODA is offering two new option packages for the ENYAQ iV vRS, Advanced and Maxx, giving the range an even clearer structure. The Czech car manufacturer is also making extensive use of recycled and recyclable materials in the ENYAQ iV vRS and delivering it to customers with a CO2-neutral balance sheet.

The new ENYAQ iV vRS is the second all-electric model in ŠKODA’s sporty vRS range. Just like the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV vRS, the SUV has a sporty, emotive appearance and comes with the most powerful drivetrain in ŠKODA’s current portfolio. The two electric motors, one on the front and the other on the rear axle, deliver a system output of 299 PS*, and the maximum torque of 460 Nm is transmitted to all four wheels via all-wheel drive. With a top speed of 111 mph, it is 12 mph faster than the other ENYAQ iV models. The maximum range of over 321 miles** in the WLTP cycle is possible thanks to its combination of an 82 kWh battery and high energy efficiency along with an outstanding drag coefficient of cd 0.265.

Impressive handling and spaciousness
The ENYAQ iV vRS boasts excellent handling, with sports suspension, progressive steering and all-wheel drive as standard, while the generous space for up to five people makes it the perfect companion for everyday driving. The inherent advantages of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), such as the elimination of the centre tunnel and the long wheelbase of 2,768 millimetres, ensure plenty of legroom, especially in the rear. The boot capacity is 585 litres, with enough space for up to 1,710 litres of luggage after folding down the rear seats. The ENYAQ iV family models are produced in Mladá Boleslav, making ŠKODA’s main plant the only production site in Europe outside Germany where MEB models roll off the production line.

Advanced and Maxx option packages make the range structure even clearer
ŠKODA AUTO has made the range structure even clearer with the introduction of the ENYAQ iV vRS. First, one of the two vRS-exclusive Design Selections – vRS Lounge or vRS Suite – is chosen, before numerous additional equipment features can be added as part of the new Advanced and Maxx option packages. Some extras, such as the heat pump and panoramic sunroof, are still available separately.

State-of-the-art infotainment and comprehensive safety features
Since the ENYAQ iV is always online, the vehicle software can be kept up to date with over-the-air updates. In addition to media content such as podcasts and videos, vehicle functions such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) can also be accessed on demand. In addition, many ŠKODA Connect services are specially designed for electric vehicles. The ENYAQ iV also delivers state-of-the-art active and passive safety; all the safety systems currently available from ŠKODA are available for the SUV, along with up to nine airbags. Full LED matrix headlights come as standard, and Travel Assist now offers new features such as Urban Evasive Steering Support, which detects parked vehicles, roadworks, traffic islands and intersections, for example, and assists with evasive manoeuvres in the event of an imminent collision.

Zero local emissions and extensive use of environmentally friendly materials
As a member of the ENYAQ iV family, the all-electric ENYAQ iV vRS produces no emissions locally. In addition, ŠKODA consistently uses recyclable and reused materials such as recycled plastics and glass, thus reducing CO2 emissions during the production process. ŠKODA AUTO compensates for unavoidable emissions through certified carbon credits, enabling it to deliver all ENYAQ iV models to customers with a CO2-neutral balance sheet.

Advantages of electric mobility
Drivers of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS will enjoy the benefits of the ŠKODA iV ecosystem and will be able to charge at more than 400,000 points across Europe using a single POWERPASS card. This also includes around 15,000 fast charging points at over 5,000 locations. A charging capacity of 135 kW is available at compatible charging stations for even faster charging. It is also possible to charge without a card at special charging points using the new ‘Plug & Charge’ function, with the ENYAQ iV vRS identifying itself automatically.

* Maximum electrical power 220 kW: Maximum power determined in accordance with UN-GTR.21 that can be engaged for a maximum of 30 seconds. The power available in individual driving situations depends on various factors, including the temperature outdoors, the temperature of the high-voltage battery, and its charging status, condition and physical ageing. The maximum power is only available if the temperature of the high-voltage battery is between 23 and 50°C and its charge level exceeds 88%. If these parameters are not met, the maximum power may be reduced or unavailable. The battery temperature can to a certain degree be influenced indirectly via the stationary air conditioning function, and the charge level can be set in the vehicle. The currently available power is shown on the vehicle’s driving performance screen. To optimally maintain the capacity of the high-voltage battery, a charging target of 80% is recommended for everyday use (this can be changed to 100% before long-distance journeys, for example).

** All data are provisional

Exterior: Signature vRS sporty look with black accents

  • Emotive design, characteristic vRS sporty visual accents and black accessories
  • Crystal Face and full LED matrix headlights as standard
  • ENYAQ iV Hyper Green paint finish exclusive to vRS versions

Powerful, sporty and emotive: It is clear at first glance that the ENYAQ iV vRS is one of ŠKODA’s sporty vRS models, featuring special front and rear aprons, the full-width reflector in the rear apron and numerous black accessories common to all models in the high-performance series. The Crystal Face and full LED matrix headlights come as standard.

Combining a sporty look with emotive design language, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS is 4,653 millimetres long, 1,879 millimetres wide and 1,605 millimetres in height. The dynamic SUV’s wheelbase is 2,768 millimetres. The aerodynamically optimised wheels with plastic aero inserts combine with the gently sloping roofline towards the rear to deliver an excellent drag coefficient of cd 0.265.

vRS-specific aprons and numerous black accents
A host of vRS-specific elements characterise the exterior of the ENYAQ iV vRS. The frame of the ŠKODA grille along with the ŠKODA lettering and model designation at the rear are finished in high-gloss black, as are the window frames, exterior mirror caps, roof rails and rear diffuser. On the vRS-specific front apron, the air curtain surrounds are finished in black, and on the ENYAQ iV vRS they are E-shaped. The ENYAQ iV vRS also features body-coloured side skirts and the red reflector in the rear apron, which is a signature detail of all vRS models across the entire width of the vehicle. The ENYAQ iV vRS sports exclusive green vRS logos on the front wings, and these can also be found in the interior.

131 LEDs in the Crystal Face
The ENYAQ iV vRS’s striking aesthetic is further enhanced by the Crystal Face, which comes as standard; 131 LEDs illuminate the vertical ribs and the horizontal bar of the ŠKODA grille. They combine with the full LED matrix headlights and full LED rear lights, which also come as standard and feature the brand’s distinctive C-light graphics, to create an animated welcome effect before passengers enter the vehicle.

Large wheels and lowered body emphasise dynamic appearance
The ENYAQ iV vRS is fitted with black 20-inch Taurus wheels as standard, while anthracite-coloured 21-inch Vision wheels are available as an option. Sports suspension, also installed as standard, lowers the body by 15 millimetres at the front and 10 millimetres at the rear. The solid Hyper green finish is exclusive to the vRS models in the ENYAQ iV family; all the colours offered for the range are available as options. Included as standard, acoustic glazing employs a special film on the front side windows to reduce noise levels in the interior. The rear side windows and the rear window are tinted.

Interior: Two Design Selections and new option packages

  • The interior is dominated by sporty black, with exclusive vRS Lounge and vRS Suite Design Selections to choose from
  • Generous space for up to five people, boot capacity of up to 1,710 litres
  • Even clearer range structure thanks to new Advanced and Maxx packages

Mladá Boleslav, 5 December 2022 – The spacious interior of the new ENYAQ iV vRS seats five people comfortably along with 585 litres of luggage. By folding down the rear seat backrests, the storage space can be expanded to up to 1,710 litres. The colour scheme is dominated by sporty black, with contrasting stitching to add visual accents. There is a choice of two Design Selections, vRS Lounge and vRS Suite, exclusive to the vRS models in the ENYAQ iV family. ENYAQ iV vRS customers can also opt for either of the two new option packages, Advanced and Maxx, which combine popular equipment features, giving the range an even clearer structure.

The ENYAQ iV vRS offers a spacious interior, comfortably seating five people, with particularly generous space in the rear thanks to the elimination of the centre tunnel. The overall aesthetic of the interior is dominated by black, in true vRS style. The comprehensive standard equipment includes sports seats with integrated headrests and vRS logos as well as a three-spoke multifunction sports leather steering wheel featuring the vRS badge. Multifunction buttons and knurls can be used to adjust the steering wheel heating and recuperation levels, among other settings. In addition, the steering wheel has hand recognition, which some assistance systems use to determine whether the driver is in control of the vehicle. Three-zone climate control comes as standard, as does wireless charging and LED ambient lighting, which also lights up the instrument cluster. A carbon finish is used for the trim on the instrument cluster and doors, while the pedals come complete with a polished aluminium look. An electric tailgate, including Virtual Pedal, provides convenient access to the 585-litre boot, which can be expanded to 1,710 litres by folding down the rear seatbacks.

Exclusive Design Selections: vRS Lounge and vRS Suite
ŠKODA customers can choose between two exclusive Design Selections, reserved for the ENYAQ iV family’s vRS models. In the standard vRS Lounge design selection, the black seats are upholstered in Suedia microfibre and feature lime-coloured piping and contrast stitching. Contrast stitching in the same hue is also used on the leather steering wheel, the instrument cluster trimmed in black Suedia and the centre armrest. The floor mats also incorporate lime-coloured nubuck piping. The Design Selection vRS Suite features black perforated leather seat upholstery with grey piping and contrast stitching, which is also found on the leather steering wheel, centre armrest and leather-look instrument cluster. The nubuck piping on the black floor mats is also grey.

New Advanced and Maxx option packages
With the ENYAQ iV vRS, ŠKODA AUTO is introducing an even clearer range structure for additional equipment features. The two new option packages, Advanced and Maxx, complement each other and logically group together various comfort and technology options. The Advanced package includes Travel Assist, Head-up Display with Augmented Reality, heated front and rear seats and a heated windscreen, CANTON sound system and provision for a trailer hitch. On top of these options, the Maxx package offers electrically adjustable front seats including memory function, a massage function for the driver’s seat, side airbags in the rear, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) as well as Parking Assist including Trained Parking function and Area View with 360-degree cameras.

Additional stand-alone options
Some options for the ENYAQ iV vRS can also be ordered separately. These include the panoramic sunroof, tow bar, transport package with cargo elements and rear seat remote release, as well as a mesh partition. The optional heat pump increases the efficiency of the heating and air conditioning, while the iV Universal Charger offers more flexibility for charging the battery.

Drivetrain: Two motors, all-wheel drive and 299 PS* system output

  • The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS offers the most powerful drivetrain of any ŠKODA production model, with 460 Nm of torque
  • Outstanding aerodynamics and high energy efficiency deliver a range of 321 miles** in the WLTP cycle
  • Sports suspension with lowering as standard, Dynamic Chassis Control DCC available as an option

ŠKODA AUTO has equipped the ENYAQ iV family vRS models with the most powerful drivetrain currently available for its series production vehicles. The top SUV model features two motors with a total system output of 299 PS*, and the maximum torque of 460 Nm is transmitted to all four wheels via all-wheel drive. The high energy efficiency and excellent drag coefficient of cd 0.265 combine to deliver a range of 321 miles** in the WLTP cycle. The 82 kWh high-voltage battery with a maximum charging power of 135 kW can be charged from 10 to 80% in just 36 minutes at fast-charging points.

The ENYAQ iV vRS and the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV vRS are the top sports models in the family, ŠKODA’s only two all-electric vRS variants and the most powerful production models made by the Czech car manufacturer. They are based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) and roll off the production line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. This makes the ENYAQ iV and the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV the only MEB models in Europe to be manufactured outside Germany.

All-wheel drive thanks to one electric motor on each axle
The ENYAQ iV vRS has all-wheel drive with two electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle. The system output is 299 PS*, and the maximum torque of 460 Nm is available immediately, as is typical of an electric vehicle. This allows the ENYAQ iV vRS to sprint from standstill to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds. As with the coupé version, the top speed of the locally emission-free SUV is 111mph, 12 mph faster than the other ENYAQ iV variants. The lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a capacity of 82 kWh (net 77 kWh) delivers a range of 321 miles** in the WLTP cycle. The ENYAQ iV vRS can also tow a trailer weighing up to 1,400 kilograms on gradients of up to eight per cent.

Outstanding aerodynamics
It is the combination of the high energy efficiency of the electric powertrain and the SUV’s excellent aerodynamics that makes the ENYAQ iV vRS’s long range possible; the model boasts a drag coefficient of cd 0.265, which is exceptional for a vehicle of this size. The optional heat pump can boost efficiency and thus the range even further, as less energy is used to heat and air-condition the interior. The electricity saved this way is used to power the vehicle.

Maximum charging capacity up to 135 kW
The ENYAQ iV vRS supports a maximum DC charging power of 135 kW. This means the high-voltage battery can be charged from 10 to 80% in just 36 minutes at fast-charging points. Using an AC Wallbox, the SUV can charge at up to 11 kW. The ENYAQ iV vRS comes with a Mode 3 charging cable as standard, while the optional iV Universal Charger with interchangeable connectors offers maximum flexibility as a mobile charging solution: The CEE adapter enables charging at 400V high-voltage sockets at up to 11 kW, while the standard adapter fits conventional household sockets.

Sports suspension as standard, Adaptive Chassis Control DCC as an option
Due to the battery being installed in the floor, the ENYAQ iV vRS has a low centre of gravity. This coupled with the progressive steering system and sports suspension, which come as standard, guarantees particularly dynamic handling. The vehicle has firmer spring and damper tuning and is lowered by 15 millimetres at the front axle and 10 millimetres at the rear axle. Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is available as an option. This constantly monitors the situation on the road and automatically adjusts the damping. Driving Mode Select offers the predefined profiles Eco, Normal and Sport, while a custom slider allows the driver to adjust the settings to their own preferences. The ENYAQ iV vRS also offers the additional Traction driving profile, providing constant four-wheel drive at speeds up to 12 mph on unpaved roads or slippery surfaces.

* Maximum electrical power 220 kW: Maximum power determined in accordance with UN-GTR.21 that can be engaged for a maximum of 30 seconds. The power available in individual driving situations depends on various factors, including the temperature outdoors, the temperature of the high-voltage battery, and its charging status, condition and physical ageing. The maximum power is only available if the temperature of the high-voltage battery is between 23 and 50°C and its charge level exceeds 88%. If these parameters are not met, the maximum power may be reduced or unavailable. The battery temperature can to a certain degree be influenced indirectly via the stationary air conditioning function, and the charge level can be set in the vehicle. The currently available power is shown on the vehicle’s driving performance screen. To optimally maintain the capacity of the high-voltage battery, a charging target of 80% is recommended for everyday use (this can be changed to 100% before long-distance journeys, for example).

** All data are provisional

Connectivity: Always up to date ‘over the air’

  • Optimised features and new vehicle software options are continuously updated ‘over the air’
  • Numerous ŠKODA Connect online services created specifically for electric vehicles
  • 5.3-inch Digital Cockpit and ŠKODA’s largest-ever touch display with a screen diagonal of 13 inches

The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS is permanently online and its vehicle software is always up to date thanks to ‘over the air’ updates. The current software version ME 3.2 that the ENYAQ iV vRS is delivered with includes several optimisations and new navigation maps. Media such as podcasts and videos can now be accessed on demand, as can additional vehicle functions such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Many of the ŠKODA Connect mobile online services have been specially developed for electric vehicles, such as controlling the charging process remotely and pre-heating/cooling the interior via the MyŠKODA app. The central display in the ENYAQ iV vRS family is the largest in ŠKODA’s current portfolio with a screen diagonal of 13 inches.

The ENYAQ iV vRS comes equipped with a 5.3-inch Digital Cockpit, displaying the most important information on speed, driving data, navigation and assistance systems, as well as a free-standing central touch display. With a screen diagonal of 13 inches, it is the largest display in ŠKODA’s current line-up. The various views are customisable and can be operated using the touch function as well as touch slider, multi-touch gestures, gesture control or with the help of the digital voice assistant Laura. A head-up display with augmented reality is available as an option. This projects information in two display fields directly into the driver’s field of vision. The navigation function and wireless charging come as standard with the ENYAQ iV vRS, while the CANTON sound system with twelve speakers and digital equaliser can be ordered as an option.

Controlling functions remotely via ŠKODA Connect mobile online services
The ENYAQ iV vRS’s permanent Internet connection via an integrated eSIM enables the use of numerous online-supported functions. The traffic information also draws on real-time data, as does the route planning of the navigation function, which can also display charging stations nearby or along a planned route, as well as free parking spaces in the vicinity. The online connection also extends the voice control’s range of functions. Some mobile online services from ŠKODA Connect have been specially developed for all-electric vehicles. For example, battery charging can be controlled remotely via the MyŠKODA app, and the air conditioning can be switched on before the journey begins. The MyŠKODA app can also remind you to switch on the vehicle heater or recommend a charging cycle if the temperature outside is too low for the battery to be used efficiently.

New software version ME 3.2
The latest software version ME 3.2, which the ENYAQ iV vRS is delivered with, includes optimised regenerative braking, new navigation maps and the possibility to import navigation routes created online away from the vehicle. Media content like podcasts and videos, as well as additional vehicle functions, can now be accessed on demand. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or navigation can be switched on simply by enabling the function.

Safety: Optimised Travel Assist and up to nine airbags

  • ENYAQ iV: Five stars in Euro NCAP test and safest SUV in 2021 test year
  • Travel Assist with new online-based features
  • Full LED matrix headlights as standard, head-up display with augmented reality available as an option

The ENYAQ iV sets standards in active and passive safety: In the Euro NCAP test, the all-electric SUV received the highest rating of five stars in 2021, and it was also named the safest vehicle of the year in its class. Besides the up to nine airbags, numerous innovative assistance systems, such as the current version of Travel Assist, also contributed to this score. The sporty top model comes with full LED matrix headlights as standard, while the head-up display with augmented reality is available as an option.

Information directly in the driver’s field of vision
The ENYAQ iV vRS’s optional head-up display provides information on two display panels on the windscreen, allowing the driver to keep their eyes on the road at all times. In the augmented reality field, for example, large direction arrows from the navigation system are projected virtually onto the road in front of the vehicle.

Central airbag between front passengers
The ENYAQ iV achieved 94% for adult passenger protection and 89% for child passenger protection in the 2021 Euro NCAP test. In addition to achieving the highest five-star rating, it was also named the safest vehicle in its class with the best score for an electric SUV to date. The highest possible passive safety for passengers is ensured by up to nine airbags. Driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags and two head airbags, which also cover the side windows in the first and second rows of seats, all come as standard. In addition, a central airbag between the front seats prevents the front passengers from hitting each other in a collision. Two side airbags are available as an option for the outer rear seats. Proactive Occupant Protection, included as standard, tightens the seat belts in the event of an imminent collision or emergency braking and closes the windows before an impending collision or if the vehicle is in danger of skidding or tipping over.

New functions for Travel Assist
All ŠKODA’s currently available assistance systems are available for the ENYAQ iV vRS. This includes the latest version of Travel Assist: It actively supports longitudinal and lateral guidance and, besides Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), also includes Adaptive Lane Keeping Assist with Roadworks Detection, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. It also accesses current swarm data and uses the relevant information to provide even better system support. Road Experience Management uses anonymised driving data from Volkswagen Group vehicles which, like the ENYAQ iV vRS, can automatically send information to a central computer. This data is used to build up a database on the current status of the road network. It enables Adaptive Lane Assist to recognise temporary lane markings as well as numerous objects at the side of the road, such as traffic barriers or parked cars. In addition, the ENYAQ iV vRS can support cornering in narrow city streets or unmarked roadsides. Urban Evasive Steering Support detects parked vehicles, road works, traffic islands and intersections, for example, and supports the driver in the event of an imminent collision, taking targeted evasive action with active steering interventions. On motorways and multi-lane roads, the ENYAQ iV now facilitates overtaking at speeds of over 90 km/h with automatically assisted lane changes. In addition to Front Assist with predictive pedestrian and cyclist protection, which comes as standard, Blind spot detect including Rear Traffic Alert is available, as well as Evasion Assist, Turn Assist and Exit Warning. The optional Parking Assist also supports the Trained Parking function. The system records the approach to a frequently used parking space, for example through a narrow, winding driveway, and can reproduce this route as required.

Optimum visibility at all times with full LED matrix headlights
With 24 individually controllable LEDs in each high beam module, the ENYAQ iV vRS’s standard full LED matrix headlights make it possible to keep the high beam on permanently without dazzling other road users. As soon as the windscreen camera detects vehicles, people or objects that reflect light, the intelligent lighting technology automatically shields them from the beam.

Sustainability: ENYAQ iV vRS delivered with a carbon-neutral balance sheet

  • ŠKODA increasingly relies on reused and recyclable materials in production
  • Unavoidable emissions are offset by certified carbon credits
  • Second life cycle: Batteries from the ENYAQ iV will serve as stationary energy storage units after being used in vehicles

As one of the many initiatives under the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030, ŠKODA AUTO will be reducing its CO2 fleet emissions by more than 50% by 2030 compared to 2020. The upcoming battery electric vehicles will also play a crucial role in this. Models in the ENYAQ iV family are already being delivered to customers with a carbon-neutral balance sheet. ŠKODA is also increasingly using recycled and recyclable materials in production and has been drawing on the expertise of a sustainability advisory board since 2021 to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals.

Owners of a vehicle from the ENYAQ iV family can travel 100% “green” with their ŠKODA throughout its life cycle if they charge the SUV exclusively with renewable electricity. This is because ŠKODA AUTO delivers the all-electric, locally emission-free SUV to customers with a CO2-neutral balance sheet. The carmaker compensates for currently unavoidable CO2 emissions during production by purchasing certified carbon credits.

Extensive use of recycled and recyclable materials
ŠKODA is focusing more and more on recycled materials in its current models to effectively reduce the CO₂ footprint of its vehicles along the entire value chain. The proportion of recycled materials in ŠKODA vehicles is constantly increasing, with recycled plastics, metals and glass all making an important contribution. Recycled plastics that come from former battery housings and bumpers, for example, are used to make new underbody panelling, engine covers and boot linings. ŠKODA AUTO is also working on developing sustainable materials with natural constituents that will enter series production in the future. These include sugar beet fibres, a by-product from a sugar factory in Dobrovice, not far from ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. These types of fibres or shells, including those from coconut and other nuts, rice, cork and hops, as well as coffee grounds, could be used as potential natural fillers in plastic composites.

Second life cycle for high-voltage batteries
After being used in a vehicle, the batteries from ENYAQ iV family models go through a second life cycle. They supply ŠKODA dealers with sustainably produced electricity in stationary energy storage units, which can be used for charging stations, lighting and air conditioning in showrooms and workshops, among other applications. In addition, the systems can store surplus green electricity that is generated, for example, by a photovoltaic system. This electricity is then available at any time, regardless of the weather or the current load of the local power grid. The service life of the batteries is extended to up to 15 years through this second cycle. Once the second life cycle in the storage stations has ended, ŠKODA AUTO feeds the batteries into a controlled recycling process. The recovered raw materials are then used to produce new batteries.

Further measures to reduce CO2 emissions
ŠKODA AUTO’s wide range of sustainability measures build on the Volkswagen Group’s ‘goTOzero’ environmental mission statement. The policy encompasses the topics of climate change, resources, air quality and environmental compliance. In addition to sharpening the focus on sustainable materials and renewable energy, ŠKODA AUTO is also continuously striving to reduce the use of resources in producing each vehicle. Besides raw materials, this includes energy consumption and the emissions associated with transport and logistics. ŠKODA AUTO’s component plant in Vrchlabí has been CO2-neutral since 2020. The two other sites in the Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny, will achieve this goal by 2030, and the locations in India as early as 2025. The third-largest photovoltaic roof system in the Czech Republic will go into operation at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav in spring 2023. A smaller system on the roofs of the service centre in Kosmonosy and a CHP plant, where around a third of the fuel is biomass, already produce electricity from renewable sources.

Independent sustainability advisory board with internationally renowned experts
ŠKODA AUTO has drawn on the expertise of an external sustainability advisory board since November 2021. The independent panel of five internationally renowned experts advises the Board of Management on the implementation of planned sustainability measures and provides new perspectives, impetus and approaches. This means the car manufacturer is one of the first companies in the Czech Republic to rely on the expertise of an advisory board in this area.

 

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