Škoda Auto is ushering in a new era for its Enyaq family in the 2024 model year, bringing forth a comprehensive array of technical enhancements. Among the notable additions is the introduction of the Laurin & Klement trim line, promising opulent standard features. The powertrain lineup sees the arrival of the 85 and 85x versions, boasting 286 PS (210 kW), while the vRS variants now pack an impressive 340 PS (250 kW).
Optimized battery management, coupled with a new pre-conditioning feature, ensures charging times are reduced to under 30 minutes. Mladá Boleslav, on December 6, 2023 – Škoda Auto is comprehensively updating its Enyaq family for the 2024 model year. For the first time ever, the Czech car maker’s popular battery-electric model is also available with the Laurin & Klement trim line, which boasts lavish standard equipment. The technical upgrades bring even more powerful drivetrains, shorter charging times, and an increased range. In addition, the new vehicle software features a new, more intuitive user interface.
Martin Jahn, Škoda Auto Board Member for Sales and Marketing, says: “Our Enyaq family has helped us kick off electric mobility in style – in the first nine months of 2023 alone, we recorded around 55,000 deliveries worldwide, an increase of more than 47 percent year-on-year. This success also motivates us to consistently improve the model further. We have listened carefully to our customers: in the new model year, we are introducing the new Enyaq L&K trim line, even more powerful and efficient drivetrains and the new software version featuring an infotainment interface that is more functional and intuitive than ever before.”
Empowered Performance and Extended Range:
In the 2024 model year, the Enyaq lineup welcomes the 85 Edition and 85x SportLine Plus, replacing the 80 and 80x versions. Equipped with a more potent drivetrain featuring an advanced permanent synchronous motor on the rear axle, these models achieve a top speed of 111 mph (180 km/h). The Enyaq 85 Edition boasts an 82 PS (60 kW) increase, reaching 286 PS (210 kW), while the Enyaq 85x SportLine Plus matches this power, making it 21 PS (15 kW) more robust than its predecessor. The Enyaq vRS now impresses with an output of 340 PS (250 kW), up by 41 PS (30 kW). Enhanced battery management elevates the range to over 348 miles (560 kilometers) for the Enyaq 85 Edition SUV and over 353 miles (570 kilometers) for the Coupé 85 Edition.
Quick Charging and All-Wheel Drive Performance:
The all-wheel-drive Enyaq 85x SportLine Plus and Enyaq vRS showcase improved charging performance with an increased DC charging rate of up to 175 kW. Charging the high-voltage battery from 10 to 80 percent now takes just 28 minutes, a notable reduction. The Enyaq 85 Edition variants with rear-wheel drive continue to charge at a maximum rate of 135 kW.
Smart Software and User Experience:
The Enyaq family introduces new vehicle software, supporting battery pre-conditioning that optimizes charging speed by up to 22 percent. The interface now boasts a more intuitive menu structure, allowing drivers to define shortcuts for frequently used vehicle settings and apps. The navigation system features new map graphics and a larger map area. Additional software features include a Walkaway function for the KESSY keyless entry system, automatically locking the vehicle when the driver walks away.
Enyaq L&K: The Epitome of Elegance:
Adding to the allure, the Enyaq L&K trim line stands out with exclusive features. Platinum Grey detailing on the aprons, diffuser, and door mirror caps, along with LED Matrix beam headlights and a chrome grille featuring a Crystal Face illuminated by 131 LEDs, showcase its elegance. The interior of the Enyaq L&K boasts electrically controlled, heated, and ventilated front seats with memory and massage functions, adorned with the L&K logo embroidered on the headrests.
Powerful Drivetrain Enhancements:
Škoda Auto has not only increased power, driving performance, and maximum range but has also introduced a new electric motor on the rear axle for the Enyaq 85 Edition and 85x SportLine Plus variants. This new motor provides up to 82 PS (60 kW) more power and a 235 Nm increase in torque, resulting in improved performance and driving dynamics. The Enyaq 85 Edition now accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds, showcasing a substantial two-second improvement. The Enyaq vRS, with an output of 340 PS (250 kW), achieves the acceleration in just 5.5 seconds.
Enhanced Software for Added Features:
The latest software version, introduced in all Enyaq models with the 82 kWh battery from November 2023 onwards, brings a host of new features. The infotainment system, head-up display, and Virtual Cockpit align with the new Škoda CI, providing a more seamless user experience. Customization options for quick access buttons, improved navigation maps, and the introduction of a Walkaway function for the Kessy keyless entry system add to the overall convenience and safety.
Johannes Neft, Škoda Auto Board Member for Technical Development, says: “We have thoroughly tested all hardware and software components, and we have carefully revised and further optimized them. The new, more efficient and powerful electric motor for our 2024 Enyaq models brings increased power, more torque, and a longer range.”
Elevating Luxury with Enyaq L&K:
Škoda Enyaq L&K, the most elegant trim line in the Enyaq family, introduces exclusive touches and extensive equipment. Featuring Platinum Grey detailing and 20-inch Asterion alloy wheels as standard, with 21-inch Aquarius wheels available on request, the Enyaq L&K exudes sophistication. The L&K Design Selection offers leather upholstery in Black or Shell, with heated and ventilated seats featuring a massage function. The head-up display with Augmented Reality and the Canton sound system are among the standard features in this luxurious trim.
In summary, Škoda’s 2024 Enyaq family not only pushes the boundaries of electric mobility but also offers a luxurious driving experience with the Laurin & Klement trim, delivering enhanced power, quicker charging, and advanced software features.
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