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Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 2022: sleek new version of electric SUV revealed, along with high-performance Enyaq RS

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Skoda has unveiled a Coupe version of its Enyaq electric SUV, as well as its first-ever RS electric performance model


Following a trend set by stablemates Audi and Volkswagen, Skoda has revealed the new Enyaq Coupe iV – an electric SUV that’s set to include a high-performance RS version.

Not only is the Enyaq Coupe iV the brand’s first-ever coupe SUV, it also marks the first time that Skoda has offered an RS version of an electric vehicle. It will be twinned with an RS version of the regular Enyaq iV wagon, in a similar fashion to the Audi E-tron S and E-tron Sportback S.

Based on the Volkswagen Group’s bespoke MEB electric vehicle architecture, Skoda says the Enyaq Coupe has more ‘athletic and elegant lines’ than before – helping it achieve a stunning drag coefficient of just 0.234 – along with a generously sized interior. 

Skoda Enyaq coupe 2022 side view
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe will join the wagon version when it goes on sale this year

The Enyaq Coupe will compete in the electric SUV segment alongside cars such as the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y and Kia e-Niro, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Polestar 2 and the forthcoming Nissan Ariya

Skoda Australia is yet to confirm whether the Enyaq Coupe iV will be coming to Australia, however it revealed last year that the wagon version of the Enyaq iV electric SUV should arrive here towards the end of 2022.

Skoda Enyaq iV powertrains

The Enyaq Coupe is available with four different powertrains, starting with the Coupe iV 60 which is equipped with a 62kWh battery pack and an electric motor mounted on the rear axle to produce 132kW of power and 310Nm of torque.

Stepping up to the Coupe iV 80 increases the power output to 150kW and uses a larger 82kWh battery for increased range. 

Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS 2022 rear 3/4 view
The Enyaq RS in bright green certainly will stand out from the field

For the Coupe iV 80x and the new Coupe RS, two electric motors are used – one on each axle. The 80x offers 195kW of power and 425Nm of torque while the top-spec RS model bumps those outputs to 220kW and 460Nm, for a 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds. Both use the same 82kWh battery pack as the rear-drive Coupe iV 80. 

Estimated range for the Enyaq Coupe iV 80 is 545km, which Skoda says is partially due to the improved aerodynamics of the swept-back Coupe body shape.

Fitted with an optional tow bar, the Enyaq Coupe RS and Coupe 80x can tow trailers weighing up to 1400kg on gradients up to eight percent, according to Skoda.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS 2022 seats
Customers will receive well-bolstered sports seats in the RS variant

Interior and technology 

Much like the regular SUV version, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe’s cabin focuses on natural, sustainably processed and recycled materials.. Customers have the choice of 10 themed packages to make choosing an interior combination easier. 

Standard features in the Enyaq Coupe include a huge 13.0-inch central infotainment display and a 5.3-inch digital driver cockpit. An optional head-up display can be configured to compliment the 5.3-inch display.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe 2022 interior
Massive 13.0-inch touchscreen is a focal point of the Enyaq’s interior space

How big is the Skoda Enyaq Coupe?

Measuring 4653mm long, 1879mm wide and 1622mm tall, riding on a 2765mm wheelbase, the Enyaq Coupe iV is marginally smaller than Skoda’s Kodiaq seven-seat SUV – meaning it falls into the midsize SUV category. Skoda claims the Enyaq Coupe iV offers a very respectable 570 litres of boot space.

Featuring an all-glass roof on all variants, the Enyaq Coupe iV wears large 19- to 21-inch alloy wheels and introduces two new colours to the Enyaq line-up – Phoenix Orange and Graphite Grey.

The Enyaq Coupe RS iV will be offered in an exclusive colour called Mamba Green.