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Skoda Enyaq iV 80 SportLine Plus

A Masterful Blend of Power, Comfort, and Practicality

Introducing the Škoda Enyaq iV 80 SportLine Plus, a captivating fusion of style, performance, and practicality in the full-size SUV market. 

Notably, the Enyaq effortlessly handles its two-tonne kerbweight. A sense of mastery permeates its performance on the road, nullifying any traces of body roll or unrefined direction changes. The steering feels aptly weighted, and while the vehicle might not satiate the appetite of speed aficionados, its overall proficiency outshines many SUV competitors, irrespective of their fuel orientation.

Space is a key highlight of the Enyaq. Its rear row comfortably accommodates adult passengers, thanks to the additional 70mm over its Volkswagen ID4 counterpart. However, there’s a noticeable downgrade in material quality in the rear, and additional USB ports require an upgrade.

At the heart of the vehicle, every Enyaq variant features a standard 13.0-inch infotainment system. While not the best in its class, due to occasional lags and the quirky behavior of the ‘Laura’ voice command system, it maintains satisfactory functionality. The driver’s digital display may appear small, but it serves its purpose well.

The Enyaq boasts a generous 585-litre boot. This practical space, featuring a convenient square shape and a lip-free design, simplifies the loading and unloading of cargo.

Inside, the SUV is rife with comforts and amenities. From a 3-spoke leather heated sports multifunction steering wheel to tri-zone climate control, every detail caters to convenience and luxury. The power-adjustable driver’s seat with a memory function and additional interior noise suppression elevate the driving experience, while privacy glass and acoustic side windows ensure a serene ambiance. The heated front seats, the unsplit rear seat bench with a folding backrest, and the manually operated blinds for the rear windows exemplify the thoughtful design.

The exterior aesthetic is distinctly sporty, accentuated by 20″ Vega Anthracite metallic alloy wheels, black exterior styling, and a high-gloss radiator grille. An electric motor powers the Enyaq, boasting a system output of 150kW. The high-voltage 83 kWh battery, paired with a 135kW DC battery charging capacity, promises durability and reliability.

The full LED Matrix beam headlights, combined with dynamic headlight range control, provide optimal visibility. Additional features like the rear spoiler, black roof rails, and sports bumpers further enhance its dynamic appeal. 

The Enyaq offers a suite of safety and driver assistance features. It comes equipped with adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, blind spot detection, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear-view camera. The advanced child safety lock, anti-theft alarm system, and the traffic sign recognition further ensure safety and peace of mind.

In summary, the Skoda Enyaq iV 80 SportLine Plus, starting from £48,605, is a meticulously crafted vehicle that seamlessly blends dynamism, comfort, and security, making it a compelling choice in the full-size SUV segment.

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