New Skoda Enyaq iV (2025) to get big changes: What you need to know

  • Skoda's mid-size electric SUV is getting a comprehensive design refresh
  • Will incorporate the brand's new Modern Solid design language
  • Expected to be based on the upcoming MEB+ platform
  • Will be released in 2025, confirms the brand

Update: ‘Design,’ ‘Specifications,’ and ‘Release Date’ sections revised with new details.

Skoda has announced that it is working on a design refresh for the Skoda Enyaq iV, the first electric vehicle based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform. This will take place next year, and will be accompanied by an update for the pure-electric Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV. The new Skoda Enyaq iV and the new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV will be two of the six Skoda electric cars debuting by 2026.

Design

Embodying the new ‘Modern Solid’ design language, the new Skoda Enyaq iV will be visibly more sophisticated than the current model. At Skoda’s Let’s Explore event on April 25, 2023, chief designer Oliver Stefani said this theme is about a new front, functional proportions, solid volumes, and simplified shapes.

Test prototypes of the new Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupe have been spotted testing in the Swiss Alps. The video, uploaded by CarSpyMedia, shows both vehicles with their front and rear sections covered completely, hinting at changes to plastic and metallic body sections.

The new Skoda Enyaq iV will have a tougher and more aggressive exterior. At the front, it should feature split headlamps, with the DRLs placed horizontally in a curved housing just below the hood and the main lights positioned vertically below them.

An upgraded HMI, infotainment and control touchpoints, and more advanced assistance systems. Also improved battery management system with faster and more efficient charging. And one thing that many customers are asking for – advanced pre-conditioning of the battery. And most important, a longer range, thanks to software adjustments and more efficient electric motors and recuperation.

Martin Jahn, Member of board of directors for sales and marketing, Skoda Auto, speaking about future BEV upgrades, at the Let’s Explore event on April 25, 2023.

The closed panel that separates the upper lights is expected to be notably slim in the same manner. An A-shaped section on the bumper would house the functional air intake. The central part of the hood is expected to have a wider indentation to accommodate the brand new block-lettered logo.

On the sides, we expect a sleek greenhouse, large wheels, pronounced shoulders, and a sloping roofline on the new Skoda Enyaq iV, quite similar to the current vehicle. At the rear, a new bumper and newly designed, sleek tail lamps should give the EV a fresh look.

Specifications

The new Skoda Enyaq iV should be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB+ platform, an upgraded version of the MEB. EVs based on the MEB+ can deliver WLTP ranges of up to 435 miles and accept charging at up to 200 kW, representing a marked improvement over the existing capabilities.

2025 Skoda Enyaq iV front three quarter right side teaser
The new Skoda Enyaq iV is expected to move to the MEB+ platform which offers a higher range, ‘Cell2Pack’ technology, and faster charging. Image Source: Skoda

MEB+ models can return a higher range and charge quicker thanks to batteries made of new unit cells (unified cells), Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO Thomas Schäfer said during the company’s Annual Media Call on March 15, 2023. The MEB+ platform will bring performance upgrades as well.

With the current Enyaq iV delivering a WLTP range of up to 565 km (351 miles), Skoda may target a WLTP range of over 600 km (373 miles) for the 2025 Enyaq iV, as MEB+ offers up to around 10 percent improvement in range and efficiency. As for charging, the Enyaq currently supports DC fast charging at up to 175 kW, taking the EV from 10-80% in 28 minutes. This is expected to fall to under 25 minutes, when it upgrades to 200 kW charging.

We expect the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of the RS variant to be closer to 5 seconds instead of the current model’s 5.5 seconds. The 2025 Enyaq Coupe iV would have a slightly higher range and be even quicker.

Release date

Skoda Enyaq iV facelift 2025 confirmed officially
In April 2023, Skoda confirmed that the refreshed Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe models would debut in 2025, and continue being made in Czech Republic. Image: Skoda Auto

Design- and technology-wise, the upgraded Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe, and of course they will be launched by 2025.

Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Skoda Auto, at the Let’s Explore event on April 25, 2023.

As stated at the beginning of the story, the new Skoda Enyaq iV and new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV will have their world premiere in 2025. While the model is not coming stateside, the U.S. should receive the technical changes in future iterations of the ID.4.

TopElectricSUV says

The Enyaq iV’s spacious and comfortable interior, quality materials, and its powertrain’s smooth and quiet operation are the SUV’s biggest strengths. Skoda should aim to enhance these features while minimizing energy consumption, fitting a more responsive infotainment system, and bolstering the performance of the vRS in the 2025 model.