2020 Skoda Enyaq: exterior preview in official images

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Skoda previewed the exterior of the new Enyaq iV, its first electric model built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, ahead of its unveiling on September 1.Classic concept style exaggerated design sketches make it difficult to draw any conclusions about what the production model will look like. Skoda claims, however, that it will feature “emotional lines and balanced, dynamic proportions”.

The Czech brand’s exterior design boss Karl Neuhold says the Enyaq iV has proportions that “differ from our previous SUV models.” The shorter front end of the car and the longer roofline “create a very dynamic look and turn it into a” proverbial “space shuttle.

Neuhold claims the MEB platform and the absence of a combustion engine allows for short front and rear overhangs. The body is “more elongated and extremely aerodynamic,” with a drag coefficient of just 0.27.

The new SUV, which uses the same underpinnings as the new Volkswagen ID 3 hatchback, would have an interior that “reflects modern living environments”. The designers exploited the lack of a transmission tunnel and the long wheelbase of the MEB platform to create a cabin “visually even more airy and create an even more spacious feeling,” Skoda claims.

New features making their debut on Enyaq – and expected to appear on future Skoda EVs – include a storage compartment under the center console and a multi-tiered dashboard. Skoda also revealed that the SUV will have 585 liters of trunk space, a 13-inch central touchscreen and a heads-up display with augmented reality. He also claims that rear passengers will benefit from “exceptionally generous” legroom.

Skoda also says it has removed the conventional trim level structure from its current lineup in favor of a range of new “design selections”, each of which uses sustainably produced and recycled materials. They will be clearly divided into separate ‘themes’, with a range of option packages available in addition.

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