Ahead of the public debut of the Skoda Enyaq iV on September 1st, the company's design team is giving us our first glimpse inside the electric SUV.
Thanks to its long wheelbase the Enyaq iV should feel spacious for its passengers while also still offering a useful 585 litres of boot space.
One of the most noticeable features will be the 13-inch touchscreen display on the top of the centre console. Skoda has developed this screen and it set to be unique to the Enyaq iV. Placed further down is a single row of physical switches for the various controls of the car. A wide floating centre console runs between the front seats and offers two wireless charging pads so there will be no need to fight over who gets to charge their phone. Ample storage and two large cupholders add to the practical nature, while an unusually small toggle switch controls the automatic transmission.
Skoda equips the Enyaq iV with the same two-spoke steering wheel that is in the latest Octavia. A small digital instrument display seems out of place although Skoda plans to offer a sizeable head-up display with augmented reality.
Increased use of sustainable materials
To increase the eco-credentials of the Enyaq IV, Skoda is offering more sustainable materials for the cabin. For models that use leather inside the tanning is done by using an extract from olive tree leaves instead of chemicals. Elsewhere, seat covers are made from a new material that is a blend of 40 per cent wool and 60 per cent polyester that is produced from recycled PET bottles.
Commenting on the design of the interior, Norbert Weber said: "I particularly like the decorative trim that spans the entire width of the ENYAQ iV from the dashboard to the door panels, further enhancing the sense of space. Below the central display, it references the shape of the ŠKODA grille and also serves as a rest for the hand operating the touch screen. It is surrounded by a particularly soft material that extends throughout the interior and creates the feeling of sitting on the sofa at home."