ID.4? What’s that?
Skoda beats VW to the EV SUV punch
Skoda’s first car to use the VW Group electric platform has arrived. It’s a family SUV, shorter but wider than a Kodiaq, and comes with interesting design details like a glowing front ‘grille’ that’ll make BMW take notice.
Power and choice
Two battery packs are available, a 62kWh, 178bhp version (badged 60) and an 82kWh, 201bhp one (badged 80). Both are rear-wheel drive, with an all-wheel-drive 302bhp vRS expected to arrive later in 2021.
It goes and goes
Basic 60 claims 260 miles on a charge; it’s 310 for the 80. Standard charging is 50kW, with the option to boost that to 100kW or 125kW; at best, that could get you from 10 to 80 per cent charged in 40 minutes.
All of the trimmings
All models come with 13-inch infotainment, keyless go and climate control; Founders Edition nets you the glowing grille and other fancy bits. The augmented-reality head-up display from the ID.3 is an option.