The ENYAQ iV – ŠKODA’s first purpose-built electric car – saw off stiff competition to be crowned the Best Value Electric Car by a panel of experts. The Top Gear judging panel praised the Czech-built SUV for its practicality, size and refinement and highlighted the ENYAQ iV’s long range and high-quality finish. With Top Gear going on speak highly of the ENYAQ:
The ENYAQ is electric, but still wants to follow the classic Skoda principles of value for money and practicality. To that end, it’s longer and larger than the ID.4 with over 100 litres more boot space when all the seats are folded flat. It’s also cheaper, with ENYAQ prices starting at £34,850 compared to £36,550 for the ID.4.
The ENYAQ won Top Gear’s ‘best value electric car’ award for being very good value for money. If you can stretch to the £40,000 mark, the mid-range 80 with its bigger battery, 329-mile claimed range and standard 19-inch wheels is probably the pick of the bunch.
All ENYAQ iVs are practical, hardy and still a little bit stylish inside. Plus, you still get the handy umbrella in the door and the neat little ice scraper under the fuel filler cap that Skoda prides itself on. The powertrain may be new, but the Skoda philosophy is still going strong.
Commenting on the award, Top Gear Editor Jack Rix, said: “The SKODA ENYAQ is the practical, value choice for a family EV. This is the one that’ll shed dirt easily, wear battle scars lightly, cost you the least to own and run. If you can, upgrade to the 77kWh battery. That aside, this is the complete family package.”
Launched last year, the ENYAQ iV leads the brand’s bold electrification strategy and has proved a huge success with buyers. The in-demand SUV will be joined later this year by a new ENYAQ Coupé iV vRS variant – the brand’s first fully electric vRS model.
Launched in June 2021, the ENYAQ iV has already amassed an impressive number of automotive titles. These include Scottish Car of the Year, What Car? Best Electric Large SUV, Parkers Car of the Year, and Electrifying.com Family Car of the Year.