SKODA 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 SKODA.
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 SKODA 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 SKODA’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 SKODA 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.