Sleek new Skoda Enyaq Coupe makes its debut with bigger range than regular Enyaq

The Czech brand’s all-electric Enyaq Coupe has been unveiled, sporting a racier roofline and up to 339 miles of range

Skoda has revealed the Enyaq Coupe iV, a sleeker, sportier-looking version of its electric SUV. Based on the same MEB platform as its standard sibling, the Enyaq Coupe iV is available with three different motor options and thanks to its aerodynamic shape, offers even more range than the regular SUV model.

Unlike its stablemate though, Skoda’s rival to the Kia EV6 and Volkswagen ID.5 only comes with the larger 82kWh (77kWh usable) battery, which in the most efficient version serves up a claimed 339 miles of range from a full charge.

Powertrain and performance

The entry-level car is powered by a rear-mounted electric motor producing 201bhp and 310Nm of torque, while the Enyaq Coupe 80x adds an extra motor on the front axle for four-wheel drive and a total of 261bhp and 425Nm. Acceleration figures for these two variants have not yet been confirmed, but both models will hit a top speed of 102mph.

Skoda has also unveiled its first ever electric vRS model, in the form of the Enyaq Coupe iV vRS. Like the 80x, the vRS features four-wheel drive, and with 295bhp and 460Nm of torque on tap the sporty EV will accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 111mph.

The Coupe’s impressive efficiency is thanks to an even lower drag coefficient of 0.234Cd compared with the standard Enyaq, adding an extra 10 miles of range over the longest-range Enyaq SUV option.

With the same 135kW rapid charge capability as its sibling, charging the Enyaq Coupe from 10 to 80 per cent takes 29 minutes, while home charges take between six and nine hours depending on the wallbox supply. The Enyaq Coupe can handle AC charging at up to 11kW.

Design

According to Skoda, to inject some emotion into the car’s design the brand’s stylists have created a gently tapering roofline at the rear, with the Enyaq Coupe featuring a panoramic glass roof as standard. The sportier look - even on the standard models - gives the Enyaq Coupe SUV its own character compared to the regular SUV Enyaqs, and it comes with a range of wheel sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches.

The 80x SportLine model features different body styling to the rest of the line-up, including larger air vents and bespoke badging on the front wings; this is taken to another level again for the vRS, with both models riding 15mm lower at the front and 10mm lower at the rear compared with the standard car. All Enyaq Coupe variants are available with Skoda’s Crystal Face illuminated grille, with the vRS coming as standard with this feature.

Oliver Stefani, Head of Skoda Design, said that with the Enyaq Coupe Skoda has “retained almost all aspects of the Vision iV study [the Enyaq Coupe concept], which attracted a great deal of attention just over two years ago. Its elegant design featuring sculptural and crystalline details give the car a powerful appearance. Sporting athletic lines, our brand-new, all-electric first-class model is even more emotive than the successfully launched Enyaq iV. At the same time, the coupe also offers brand-typical qualities, such as generous amounts of space and a high level of functionality.”

Skoda claims that despite the Enyaq Coupe’s sloping roofline there’s a similar level of headroom in the rear to that in its own Octavia Estate, while boot space stands at 570 litres. A powered tailgate will be optional, as will Skoda’s Virtual Pedal hands-free system.

Equipment and technology

The standard Enyaq’s infotainment system is carried over for the Coupe. This includes a 5.3-inch digital driver display and a 13-inch touchscreen that comes fitted with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, over-the-air software updates, a smartphone app to schedule charging and cabin-preconditioning. There’s also the availability of a head-up display as an option.

Two-zone climate control, a two-spoke heated leather steering wheel and full keyless operation are also fitted as standard, with 10 option packs focusing on different aspects of the car (for example, comfort, driving dynamics, climate control, assistance systems and infotainment) available. Most of these packs come as Basic or Pro packages, changing the level of equipment included.

As with the Enyaq SUV, the Coupe’s trim levels come in the form of Design Selection packs, including Lodge and ecoSuite options that feature sustainable materials, such as seat covers made from 40 per cent natural wool and 60 per cent recycled PET plastic. Lounge trim features microfibre upholstery with contrast stitching, while Suite benefits from black leather trim.

SportLine and vRS models have a sportier interior feel, with the latter offering carbon fibre-effect trim and aluminium pedal covers, plus sporty bucket seats embroidered with the vRS logo.

Skoda’s Travel Assist 2.5 semi-autonomous driver assistance tech comprising adaptive cruise control, adaptive lane assist and emergency braking is available as well as pedestrian and cyclist detection, plus cross traffic alert and blind spot detection, while the Enyaq Coupe can be equipped with up to nine airbags and full matrix LED headlights to boost safety.

All Enyaq Coupe variants will go on sale in the spring with customer deliveries starting from July/August. Prices are expected to start from around £40,000.

Now read about our long-term test of the Skoda Enyaq iV 80...

Recommended

New Polestar 3 to debut in October 2022
Polestar 3 teaser image
Polestar 3 SUV

New Polestar 3 to debut in October 2022

The upcoming all-electric Polestar 3 performance SUV will be the third car from the brand
23 May 2022
Best car leasing deals 2022
Best car leasing deals - header image
Best cars & vans

Best car leasing deals 2022

If you're looking for a cheap way to drive around in a brand new motor then car leasing could be ideal - here are some great new car leasing deals ava…
20 May 2022
Best tow cars to buy 2022
Best tow cars - all cars parked on skidpan
Best cars & vans

Best tow cars to buy 2022

There’s more to towing than just hitching up a caravan. Check out these tow car stars to pick what’s right for you
18 May 2022
Best electric cars to buy 2022
Best electric cars
Electric cars

Best electric cars to buy 2022

There are more electric cars than ever to choose from, so we've picked some of the best you can buy in the UK now
28 Apr 2022

Most Popular

Best motorhomes 2022: the top 5 picks for all budgets
Chausson motorhome
Tips & advice

Best motorhomes 2022: the top 5 picks for all budgets

In the market for a new motorhome? Here are our top-five recommendations...
18 May 2022
New all-electric Volkswagen Aero B saloon to rival Tesla Model 3
Volkswagen Aero B exclusive image - front
Volkswagen

New all-electric Volkswagen Aero B saloon to rival Tesla Model 3

The new four-door VW Aero B EV could come with up to 435 miles of range and our exclusive images preview how it could look
20 May 2022
New Kia Niro EV prototype review
Kia Niro EV  prototype - front
Kia Niro

New Kia Niro EV prototype review

We get behind the wheel of a pre-production prototype version of the 201bhp Kia Niro EV
22 May 2022