There are four distinct suspension set-ups available for the Enyaq. Our test car had the standard passively damped suspension, but all Enyaqs can be upgraded with adaptive dampers as part of the Drive Sport Package Plus, which adds progressive steering and a three-spoke steering wheel. Sportline models get a passive, firmed-up sport suspension tune as standard but can be fitted with adaptive dampers as an option.
The handling reflects the Enyaq’s assured performance, adopting a healthy middle ground in everything. The ride is a little firm: fit 20in alloys to your car and you’ll feel most imperfections in the road surface, but never harshly. Body movements are deftly controlled, and the steering has a nice consistent weight. And, thanks to the battery in the floor giving a low centre of gravity, the steering’s consistent rate of response inspires confidence. This is a heavy car with little steering feel to speak of, but it’s a viceless set-up.
Via the touchscreen you can cycle through the drive modes, or use a driver-customisable Individual mode if you prefer. However, on a car with passive suspension, the differences between settings aren’t at all pronounced. When pressing on, you can feel that Sport mode turns down the intervention of the traction control, but you’ll never feel the car begin to slide from the rear axle. Even under provocation on the test track, the Enyaq exhibits nothing but mild, stabilising understeer.