Faster charge times, new software to improve the battery’s life and additional safety features are among the changes announced by Skoda for its award-winning Enyaq line-up.
Skoda says improving the functionality and charging ability of its all-electric people mover have been created to “further enhance the ownership experience” for people.
Available with two battery sizes, the smaller ‘iV 60’ models will now be able to fast charge at speeds up to 120kW compared to 100kW, and 135kW as opposed to 125kW for ‘iV 80’ versions.
To preserve the life of the car’s battery, ‘Battery Care Mode’ sets the optimal charging settings and when this is selected via the infotainment screen, the next charging process will charge to a maximum of 80% capacity.
All-wheel drive versions of the Enyaq ‘iV 80x’ built from this month, meanwhile, come fitted with a new ‘Traction mode’. Activated via the driving mode screen on the infotainment system, this is intended to decrease wheelspin and deliver “optimal drive distribution between the front and rear axle”.
Attention has also been paid to the Enyaq’s multimedia system, with the graphic displays tweaked to relay “even more information to drivers”.
Among the improvements is a feature that tells the driver an estimated battery level on arrival when a destination is programmed into the satellite navigation system.
The charging screen has been redesigned to show AC charge options and predefined charging and preconditioning options for the cabin.
Skoda has also announced the beefing up of its ‘Assisted Drive Package Plus with Travel Assist’ option. More features are being bundled into its, including ‘Narrow Lane Assist’ where the car recognises temporary yellow lines, barriers and cars in the next lane and guides the car through narrow spaces.
The ‘Steering Wheel Travel Assist’ button has been reconfigured to allow drivers to toggle between travel assist modes as well as activating and de-activating the system.