Volkswagen Group’s pioneering MEB platform electric car, the Skoda Enyaq iV, has received a number of updates. The 2022 Skoda Enyaq iV has several features and enhancements, and in this article, we list out the five most important changes.
The 80x model of the 2022 Skoda Enyaq iV comes with a new ‘Traction mode.’ The driver can activate it through the driving mode menu on the infotainment system. Traction mode increases Anti-Slip regulation and optimizes the torque transmitted between the front and rear wheels.
Battery Care Mode
Automakers usually recommend not charging EVs to more than 80% level to prolong life. That explains what the new Battery Care Mode in the 2022 Enyaq iV is. Controllable via the infotainment system, it cuts off the charging at 80% SoC when activated.
The infotainment system of the 2022 Skoda Enyaq iV features updated graphics to show more information on the screen. One example is where the driver can view an estimated charging level remaining at the destination while using navigation. This helps planning charging stops during the trip. Another example is the redesigned charging screen that presents more information and extra functionality, including AC charge options and predefined charging and preconditioning for the cabin.
Faster charging in the 2022 Skoda Enyaq iV
The 2022 Skoda Enyaq iV’s most significant change is faster charging. The Enyaq iV 80 accepts direct current at a higher speed – 135 kW (old model – 125 kW), which lowers the 80% charging time from 38 minutes to 29 minutes. The 2022 Enyaq iV 60 supports DC fast-charging at 120 kW, which is a bigger improvement, given that the outgoing model accepted a peak power of just 100 kW.
Updated ADAS suite
Skoda offers new features in the Assisted Drive Package Plus with Travel Assist of the 2022 Enyaq iV. One of the additional features is Narrow Lane Assist, with which the vehicle can recognise temporary yellow lines, barriers, and cars in the next lane. It guides the vehicle through narrowed spaces. The steering wheel travel assist button is updated in the new Enyaq iV, and allows drivers to switch between travel assist modes as well as turn the system on and off. By default, the last selected mode activates on starting the vehicle.
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