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Škoda Enyaq iV pros and cons


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    Škoda Enyaq iV 80 - a pleasant surprise, the best car on the MEB platform so far 9.6

    test drive of Škoda Enyaq iV 80 RWD 2021

    • high safety level (5 Euro NCAP stars)

    • very rigid body

    • very good brakes - measured 100-0 km/h - 35.6 m

    • excellent turning circle

    • very comfortable chassis despite large 20" wheels (best among the MEB platform cars)

    • rear-wheel drive (a much better solution than front-wheel drive)

    • customisable infotainment (3 favourite items)

    • classic steering wheel buttons (much better solution than touch buttons)

    • 4 window controls in the driver's door (VW ID.3 and ID.4 use an impractical solution with only two buttons)

    • spacious interior (more space than e.g. Audi Q5)

    • large luggage compartment (585 l, 1711 l when folded down)

    • door pockets can also hold large 1.5 bottles (also in the rear door)

    • well-lit luggage compartment, including the area behind the car (when the fifth door is open)

    • umbrella in the front driver and passenger doors

    • quiet electric drive

    • low interior cabin noise

    • excellent interior build quality, nothing creaked on bumps

    • regular OTA (over-the-air) software updates, without the need for a service visit

    • sufficient power of 150 kW and 310 Nm for agile driving

    • acceleration under 9 seconds measured even with a nearly discharged battery (10% SoC)

    • official acceleration to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds (measured 8.4 seconds)

    • highway consumption of 22-23 kWh, i.e. a highway range of 330-340 km

    • city consumption 17-18 kWh, i.e. a range of over 400 km

    • natural seating position in the rear

    • charging up to 125 kW, i.e. 200 km of motorway range or 300 km of urban range can be recharged in 35 minutes

    • handy mobile phone pocket on the rear of the backrest

    • quick infotainment response

    • clear, colour head-up display

    • large space under the boot floor - for cables

    • 4x large, robust bag hooks in the luggage compartment

    • navigation does not know about charging stations that have been around for a long time

    • incomplete planning of long routes with recharging

    • voice assistant does not understand some basic commands

    • no frunk

    • does not display battery percentage (only below 10%)

    • higher kerb weight (2280 kg)

    • top speed only 160 km/h (electronically limited)

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