New 2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupe gets £44,825 entry-level price tag
Skoda’s all-electric Enyaq SUV gets a coupe variant with a longer range
The Enyaq Coupe sits on the same MEB platform as the standard Enyaq SUV, as well as VW’s ID.4 and ID.5. A 62kWh battery is offered in the regular Enyaq alongside a 82kWh (77kWh usable) battery, but it’s only the larger version available in the coupe, with varying performance figures. Thanks to its more aerodynamic shape, the Coupe offers up to 345 miles of range - six miles more than the full-size Enyaq SUV.
With no 62kWh battery option, the Enyaq Coupe iV lineup kicks off with the ‘80’. This version starts at £44,825 and features a full-length panoramic sunroof, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, sat-nav, a rear-view camera and Skoda’s virtual cockpit for the driver. A 13-inch infotainment screen sits atop the dash.
Next up is the 80 SportLine Plus which starts at £50,405. It adds Skoda’s ‘Sports Design’ interior which includes suede and leather upholstery, heated sport seats and carbon-effect accents. On the outside you’ll find 20-inch alloy wheels, LED matrix beam headlights and black trim on the grille and window surrounds. Sport suspension also features, along with tri-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control.
The 80x SportLine Plus comes next at £52,505. Like the regular Enyaq the ‘x’ hints at its all-wheel drive powertrain coming from an additional motor on the front axle. The Enyaq Coupe iV vRS sits on top of the range at £54,370. The vRS features an all-wheel drive system, plus lowered suspension, revised steering, sporty bucket seats embroidered with the vRS logo and a choice of RS Suite or RS Lounge interior - essentially choosing between Alcanatra or black leather. Bespoke vRS bumpers, a new design of 20-inch wheels and a ‘crystal grille’ set the vRS apart visually.
Powertrain and performance
The entry-level 80 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. A top speed of 111mph is available - 12mph more than the SUV thanks to a lower drag coefficient.
Skoda’s first-ever electric vRS model, the Enyaq Coupe iV 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.
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.
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.
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.
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