Skoda has unveiled the top-spec Laurin & Klement variant for the Enyaq SUV and the Enyaq Coupe. This range-topping version is distinguished by extensive mechanical upgrades, including a more powerful motor and an extended driving range. This new variant also uses the latest version of the ME4 vehicle software that will be introduced across all other models in the lineup. In addition, it offers a pre-heating function for the battery that ensures it is warm enough to begin charging immediately and reduces the charging time by up to 80% in 30 minutes when connected to a fast charger.
The new 210 kW motor in the Laurin & Klement gives the electric car an impressive WLTP range of up to 570 km (354 miles). Compared to older versions with an 80 and 85X powertrain, this is an increase of almost 50%. Furthermore, the pre-heating functionality can be activated manually or automatically, preventing the battery from cooling down too quickly while plugged in for charging. In addition, the new ME4 vehicle software features a redesigned navigation map with an expanded map section and a more intuitive interface. The Virtual Cockpit and head-up display will also reflect the new UI.
Both the Enyaq L&K and the upcoming Enyaq Coupe L&K will be the first vehicles to feature the new UI, designed to enhance user experience in all the areas where it can be used. The infotainment system menu has been reorganized, and the graphical user interface has been refreshed with new colors and improved graphics. The Virtual Cockpit and the head-up display will also use this unified UI set to be standard in all future Skoda EVs.
Besides this new software, the Laurin & Klement variants of the SUV and Coupe are differentiated by their exclusive Platinum Grey paint scheme. A Crystal Face grille complements the exterior styling, illuminated with 131 LEDs, full matrix headlights, 20-inch wheels, and front seats with ventilation and massage functions.
On the inside, both the models get a more spacious and comfortable interior with leather upholstery and a unique dashboard design with an infotainment screen with three basic buttons. There are also several intelligent storage compartments and hidden umbrellas. The rear passengers will appreciate the foldable tray tables and double pockets for their belongings, while the driver can keep essential items in the center console bin. Regarding safety, the model comes with front seat airbags, side curtain airbags, and automatic post-collision braking.
In addition, the ESP control unit has been upgraded to offer more driving modes, such as Comfort, Normal, and Sport. Selecting a sportier driving style will now be possible, while the adaptive cruise control and the active lane assist function have also been enhanced. The car will be available for order in selected markets from this month. Skoda has dropped the iV moniker from the Enyaq model range with the launch of this new version.