Skoda Auto has launched the top-of-the-line of Enyaq's Laurin & Klementv(L&K) variant. 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 along with an increased WLTP range of 570 kms with reduced battery charging times – from 10% to 80% in less than 30 minutes.
Interestingly, the Enyaq L&K has the latest ME4 vehicle software, making it the first in the Skoda family to have the new software, which will also be included in all Enyaq family models produced later this year.
The new software adds numerous improvements and features, including 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. Notably, the new preheating function will be available in all Enyaq variants from the 2024 model year onwards.
A press release from Skoda Auto noted that the user interface reflects the new Skoda CI and the brand’s new colours are also used in the infotainment menu, the virtual cockpit and the head-up display. Additionally, the carmaker 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, and the contents can be customised. The 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.
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, and the simplified overview page makes for an even more intuitive operation.
Regarding physical changes, the model gets Platinum Grey detailing on its model-specific bumpers and the diffuser and exterior mirrors, while the grille features the Crystal Face illuminated by 131 LEDs as standard. The standard equipment includes full LED matrix headlights, which can avoid dazzling oncoming cars and mask out reflective surfaces, and full LED tail lights.
The EV 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. Additionally, the puddle light on the front doors is new; the LED spotlights in the door mirrors now project a “Welcome” logo rather than Skoda lettering onto the ground.
Johannes Neft, Board Member- Technical Development, Skoda Auto, noted that in the new Enyaq L&K, the company is introducing several technical upgrades that will subsequently be used in the other models of this series.