New Škoda Enyaq Laurin & Klement: Extended range and comprehensive technical upgrades
Mladá Boleslav, 24th May 2023: Škoda Auto is completing the top end of its all-electric SUV series by launching the new Enyaq L&K. Steeped in Škoda tradition, this variant named after the Czech car company’s founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement is distinguished by specific exterior and interior design features and comes with a particularly comprehensive range of standard equipment. There are extensive technical upgrades, as well. The rear-wheel-drive Enyaq L&K 85 and the Enyaq L&K 85x with all-wheel drive deliver a system output of 210 kW*. They offer an increased range of up to 570 kilometres** on the WLTP cycle along with battery charging times – from 10 to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. The Enyaq L&K is the first Škoda model to feature a new User interface for enhanced ease of use, with updated graphics that reflect the new Škoda CI.
Johannes Neft, Škoda Auto Board Member for Technical Development, says: “In the new Enyaq L&K, we are introducing several technical upgrades that will subsequently be used in the other models of this series, as well. The new, more powerful drivetrain generation will deliver a higher system output of 210 kW*. At the same time, we have been able to extend the maximum range to 570 km** on the WLTP cycle and keep the 10 to 80 percent charging time under 30 minutes. Based on customer feedback, we added battery preheating management, which also uses navigation data. This function optimizes the charging performance even in cold weather. Moreover, our new User Interface takes usability to a completely new level, making the operation of the vehicle even more intuitive.”
Extended range and comprehensive technical upgrades
The Škoda Enyaq L&K marks the debut of a new battery and drive package. It offers an increased output of 210 kW*, better acceleration, and a longer range. The rear-wheel-drive Enyaq L&K 85 goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds**, which is almost two seconds faster than the previous rear-wheel-drive Enyaq iV 80. The top speed is now 180 km/h**, and the maximum range on the WLTP cycle has risen even further to 570 kilometres**. The Enyaq L&K 85x with all-wheel drive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.6s seconds**, and its range is up to 550 kilometers**. The battery’s charging curve has been optimized; it allows the Enyaq L&K to be charged from 10 to 80 percent of its capacity in less than 30 minutes.
New preheating function for all Enyaq variants from the 2024 model year onwards
The Enyaq Laurin & Klement is equipped with the latest ME4 vehicle software, which will be included in all Enyaq family models produced later this year onwards. The new software adds numerous improvements and new features. These include a preheating function, which brings the battery to an optimal temperature before charging begins. There are two modes to choose from, and the process can be started manually by pressing a button in the central infotainment display. In automatic mode, this happens without the driver’s involvement when the vehicle is on its way to a fast-charging station, based on data from the navigation system.
Exterior with exclusive detailing in Platinum Grey
The Škoda Enyaq L&K is identifiable by exclusive Platinum Grey detailing on its model-specific bumpers as well as the diffuser and exterior mirrors. The side skirts are painted in body colour, while the window frames and roof rails are finished in chrome – as is the frame of the Škoda grille, which features the Crystal Face illuminated by 131 LEDs as standard. The standard equipment also includes full LED matrix headlights, which can avoid dazzling oncoming cars and mask out reflective surfaces, and full LED tail lights. The rear side windows and rear window are tinted (‘SunSet’). The Enyaq L&K features specific 20-inch or optional 21-inch alloy wheels and L&K badging on the front wings. The new model bears Enyaq lettering on the tailgate, dropping the suffix ‘iV’ from its name, as will all other variants of future Škoda BEV models including the Enyaq family.
Two Design Selections and ventilated leather seats with a massage function
For the interior of the Enyaq L&K, Škoda Auto offers customers a choice of two specific Design Selections. The Design Selection L&K Shell with beige leather upholstery is standard. The optional L&K Black features black leather. The front seats with ventilation and massage functions, which are exclusive to the L&K version, are included as standard in both versions. Using the infotainment menu, occupants can select from the three functions ‘ventilation’, ‘heating’, and ‘heating with ventilation’, activate the massage function and operate the seat adjustment. The pedals feature a distinctive aluminum look.
New User Interface for enhanced ease of use
Like the Enyaq L&K, all future Enyaq models running the new software version will feature an improved User Interface. This further enhances ease of use and optimizes the customer experience in the vehicle. The User Interface reflects the new Škoda CI and the brand’s new colours are also used in the infotainment menu, the Virtual Cockpit, and the head-up display. On top of that, Škoda Auto has also revised the entire menu structure of the infotainment system. It now comes with three basic buttons displayed in three corners of the screen. Tapping the icon in the top left provides access to the vehicle settings, while apps are available in the bottom right corner. A tap in the bottom left corner takes the driver to the redesigned home screen. It offers five usable pages with three fixed layouts, the contents can be customized. The favourite buttons for quick access to certain functions have also been improved. Drivers can configure up to five favourite shortcuts to control vehicle functions – like the Lane Assist, the windscreen heating, or the air recirculation function. These will then be directly accessible in the upper part of the display. In addition, up to three applications – such as navigation, the mobile phone menu, or the media player – can be activated via the bar at the bottom of the screen.
New navigation map design and simplified climate control menu
The ME4 vehicle software also brings new navigation maps to the Enyaq family. They offer re-positioned navigation submenus and a larger map section. The control menu for the vehicle’s air conditioning system has been simplified, the simplified overview page makes for even more intuitive operation. New graphics now give an even better overview of the battery level and the vehicle’s charging options. The redesigned Virtual Cockpit and head-up display now also reflect the new Škoda CI and offer as enhanced functions.
New function for Kessy
The puddle light on the front doors is new, the LED spotlights in the door mirrors now project a “Welcome” logo rather than Škoda lettering onto the ground. Those exiting the Enyaq L&K can enjoy a new feature of the Kessy keyless vehicle access system. It now automatically locks the doors when the owner moves away from the vehicle with the keys. The locked door status is confirmed with an acoustic signal from the alarm system’s horn.