New 2022 Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV and Enyaq Coupe iV vRS: specs, prices and on-sale date
The sleek coupe version of Skoda’s Enyaq iV SUV is offered with rear or four-wheel drive and a range of up to 336 miles; 295bhp vRS is Skoda’s first electric performance car
First there was the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, followed by the Volkswagen ID.5. Now, Skoda has produced its own rakish electric coupe-SUV, aptly named the Enyaq Coupe iV. As well as its Audi and VW sister models, it faces stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia EV6 and Tesla Model Y.
In addition to introducing this coupe bodystyle, the Czech brand will soon open order books for its first electric performance car: Enyaq Coupe iV vRS (more on that below). In total, three versions of the Enyaq Coupe iV have been announced: the entry-level, rear-drive 80; the more potent, four-wheel-drive 80x; and the range-topping vRS.
The basic Enyaq Coupe iV 80 has a single electric motor that produces 201bhp and 310Nm of torque, while the 80x gets an extra motor on the front axle for a total power output of 261bhp and 425Nm of torque. Both have a top speed of 99mph.
Unlike the regular Enyaq iV SUV, the coupe is only offered with a 77kWh battery in the UK. Thanks to that large battery and improved aerodynamics over the regular Enyaq iV, the entry-level 80 gets a range of 339 miles, while the vRS model can cover up to 309 miles on a single charge. A range figure for the 80x has yet to be announced, however, we expect it’ll also be slightly longer than its standard Enyaq equivalent.
We expect the Enyaq Coupe iV will be able to top up from a rapid-charging point at up to 135kW, like the closely related VW ID.5, as Skoda claims the 77kWh battery can be recharged from 10-80% in under 30 minutes from a fast enough charging point. The electric coupe-SUV is also capable of charging at 11kW from a three-phase home wallbox or public point, but a full top-up from a more common 7.4kW wallbox is likely to take over 12 hours.
Other than the obvious change to the roofline, the Enyaq Coupe iV gets some other subtle styling tweaks, as well as a tinted panoramic glass roof as standard. As a result, the car now has a greater resemblance to the original Vision iV concept that first previewed the Enyaq back in 2019. Like the regular Enyaq, the coupe is also available with Skoda’s Crystal Face grille, illuminated by 131 LEDs.
Skoda offers a selection of unique packages for the cabin theme, each using a variety of sustainably processed and recycled materials. Each model still gets a 5.3-inch digital driver’s display and 13-inch central infotainment touchscreen, plus the option of an augmented-reality head-up display, as well as 10 other equipment packs.
Full LED matrix headlights, a heated steering wheel with paddles to adjust the regenerative braking and keyless start are also standard. As are safety systems like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts and Skoda’s Travel Assist 2.5. The latter allows the car to brake and pull away automatically in congested traffic, as well as providing assistance when changing lanes and driving through tight corners.
According to Skoda, despite the rakish roofline, the Enyaq Coupe iV is still a very practical and spacious car. In fact, the brand claims rear headroom is on par with Octavia estate, while boot space stands at 570 litres with the rear seats up.
An exact on-sale date and UK pricing for the Enyaq Coupe iV range have yet to be announced, but we expect that opting for the sleeker model will add a few thousand pounds to the price compared to the equivalent Enyaq iV.
New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS
Skoda has been applying its sporty vRS badge to its more potent plug-in hybrid models for a few years now. Now, it's going to appear on an electric model for the very first time. The Enyaq Coupe iV vRS is a close cousin of both the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX and the range-topping Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron.
Like both those models, the vRS gets a dual-motor setup – one on each axle – for all-wheel drive and total outputs of 295bhp and 460Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-62mph takes 6.5 seconds and top speed is 111mph. Range for the top-of-the-line vRS model stands at 309 miles.
The vRS also gets lowered suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels and some additional styling changes over the regular Enyaq Coupe iV, including more black exterior trim, the optional Crystal Face grille and a full-length red reflector at the rear, which features on all Skoda vRS models. Inside there are sports seats with black perforated leather upholstery, carbon-fibre-effect dashboard trim and aluminium pedals.
Order books for the Enyaq Coupe iV vRS opened in February and prices start from £51,885, which makes this the most expensive Skoda on sale. However, it’s also nearly £7,000 less than its Volkswagen ID.5 GTX sister car. First UK deliveries of the Enyaq Coupe iV vRS are expected to arrive by the end of July 2022.
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