› ENYAQ iV: Five stars in Euro NCAP test and safest SUV in 2021 test year
› Travel Assist with new online-based features
› Full LED matrix headlights as standard, head-up display with augmented reality available as an option
Mladá Boleslav, 5 December 2022 – The ENYAQ iV sets standards in active and passive safety: In the Euro NCAP test, the all-electric SUV received the highest rating of five stars in 2021, and it was also named the safest vehicle of the year in its class. Besides the up to nine airbags, numerous innovative assistance systems, such as the current version of Travel Assist, also contributed to this score. The sporty top model comes with full LED matrix headlights as standard, while the head-up display with augmented reality is available as an option.
Information directly in the driver’s field of vision
The ENYAQ RS iV’s optional head-up display provides information on two display panels on the windscreen, allowing the driver to keep their eyes on the road at all times. In the augmented reality field, for example, large direction arrows from the navigation system are projected virtually onto the road in front of the vehicle.
Central airbag between front passengers
The ENYAQ iV achieved 94% for adult passenger protection and 89% for child passenger protection in the 2021 Euro NCAP test. In addition to achieving the highest five-star rating, it was also named the safest vehicle in its class with the best score for an electric SUV to date. The highest possible passive safety for passengers is ensured by up to nine airbags. Driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags and two head airbags, which also cover the side windows in the first and second rows of seats, all come as standard. In addition, a central airbag between the front seats prevents the front passengers from hitting each other in a collision. Two side airbags are available as an option for the outer rear seats. Proactive Occupant Protection, included as standard, tightens the seat belts in the event of an imminent collision or emergency braking and closes the windows before an impending collision or if the vehicle is in danger of skidding or tipping over.
New functions for Travel Assist
All ŠKODA’s currently available assistance systems are available for the ENYAQ RS iV. This includes the latest version of Travel Assist: It actively supports longitudinal and lateral guidance and, besides Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), also includes Adaptive Lane Keeping Assist with Roadworks Detection, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. It also accesses current swarm data and uses the relevant information to provide even better system support. Road Experience Management uses anonymised driving data from Volkswagen Group vehicles which, like the ENYAQ RS iV, can automatically send information to a central computer. This data is used to build up a database on the current status of the road network. It enables Adaptive Lane Assist to recognise temporary lane markings as well as numerous objects at the side of the road, such as traffic barriers or parked cars. In addition, the ENYAQ RS iV can support cornering in narrow city streets or unmarked roadsides. Urban Evasive Steering Support detects parked vehicles, road works, traffic islands and intersections, for example, and supports the driver in the event of an imminent collision, taking targeted evasive action with active steering interventions. On motorways and multi-lane roads, the ENYAQ iV now facilitates overtaking at speeds of over 90 km/h with automatically assisted lane changes. In addition to Front Assist with predictive pedestrian and cyclist protection, which comes as standard, Side Assist including Rear Traffic Alert is available, as well as Evasion Assist, Turn Assist and Exit Warning. The optional Parking Assist also supports the Trained Parking function. The system records the approach to a frequently used parking space, for example through a narrow, winding driveway, and can reproduce this route as required.
Optimum visibility at all times with full LED matrix headlights
With 24 individually controllable LEDs in each high beam module, the ENYAQ RS iV’s standard full LED matrix headlights make it possible to keep the high beam on permanently without dazzling other road users. As soon as the windscreen camera detects vehicles, people or objects that reflect light, the intelligent lighting technology automatically shields them from the beam.