Skoda has decided its electrical SUV needs more low and bigger wheels, every of which yow will locate on the contemporary Sportline model
These uninteresting dad jokes about Skodas being unreliable appear admire a miles away memory now. They lingered for extra special longer than they have faith to accumulated have faith accomplished, the Czech firm having long since reinvented itself entirely beneath VW Group ownership – now, Skoda is well-known more for real being ideal. Vivid. Delicate.
Reducing an electrical SUV and sticking it on spangly 21-inch wheels, then, does not appear admire a in actuality Skoda thing to protect out. And yet, right here we’re, with the Enyaq SportLine.
On hand on every the rear-wheel pressure 201bhp iV 80 and the 261bhp dual-motor iV 80x versions of the Enyaq, the contemporary trim stage drops the roam height by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear. 20-inch Vega Anthracite wheels are fitted with commonplace, with 21-inch Betria rims (pictured on the SportLine considered right here) on the alternate recommendations list.
21s are available in on reasonably heaps of Enyaq derivatives, however they don’t procure the additional low, nor the SportLine’s aesthetic tweaks. The grille physique, window frames, roof rails and rear diffuser are all done in gloomy, and there’s a redesigned bumper at the front. Matrix LED headlights are fitted at no additional fee.
In the cabin, which we haven’t been given a look for of real yet, there’s a plot of queer Suedia microfibre-clad sports seats. Sad is a famed theme judging by Skoda’s description, with the darkness broken up by grey piping on the seats and grey disagreement stitching. There’s additionally a leather-wrapped steering wheel, “aluminium stare” pedal covers and a few SportLine badges livening up the roar.
UK pricing hasn’t been given, however we’d request the iV 80 to be knocking on the door of £40,000 even after the £3000 authorities grant is factored. As a reminder, the Enyaq fluctuate begins at £30,450, topping out at £46,995 for the fully loaded Founders Edition. An equally spendy vRS model with a 302bhp powertrain has been confirmed and must be printed at some level this three hundred and sixty five days.