ID.4? What’s that?

Skoda beats VW to the EV SUV punch

CAR (UK) - - In­sider -

About time...

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.

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