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Skoda Enyaq RS 2023: high-performance 220kW electric Coupe revealed with wagon variant to come


Skoda is sticking to its rally-bred performance heritage and will launch its first fully electric RS product in 2023

With a significant heritage of rally racers and rally-inspired road models, Skoda continues this tradition with the new electric Enyaq Coupe RS model, which is the most powerful version of the new Coupe SUV available and also the first electric Skoda to carry the RS badge. 

While the Enyaq RS will only be available in Coupe form for now, Skoda’s chief executive officer Thomas Schafer told Autocar that the firm would “absolutely” offer a hot version of the existing wagon-shaped Enyaq SUV.

The Enyaq SUV is slated to launch in Australia either in late 2022 or early in 2023, however there is no local timeline for this new Coupe RS model just yet. 

Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS 2022 front end
The Skoda Enyaq RS comes with a really cool light-up, LED grille featuring 130 lights

A Skoda spokesperson told Chasing Cars that the company wants to bring the RS version of the Enyaq to local shores, however it will likely kick-off with the ‘regular’ Enyaq initially. 

What makes the Enyaq Coupe RS worthy of the performance badge?

With an 82kWh battery pack, along with dual electric motors producing 220kW of power and 460Nm of torque sent to all four wheels, the Coupe RS will offer plenty of performance and up to 545km of WLTP range. 

Skoda says the Coupe RS can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 180km/h – making it the only Enyaq Coupe variant capable of such a high speed. 

The Coupe RS also features a sport chassis that is 15mm lower at the front and 10mm lower at the rear over the standard car. 

Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS 2022 side profile
Standard wheel size is 20-inch, but can be upsized to 21-inch units

With that performance will come a much higher price tag, with the Enyaq Coupe RS the most expensive model yet – however pricing is not yet finalised for this hot variant. 

Currently, the Enyaq SUV tops out at GBP 46,000 ($87,000) but Chasing Cars expects the new Coupe to definitely push past the GBP 50,000 mark ($95,200), putting the Enyaq Coupe RS close to the likes of the Tesla Model Y, BMW iX3 and Mercedes-Benz EQA electric cars. 

As per the Skoda CEO’s comments, it is likely that the wagon version of the Enyaq RS will receive this same powertrain and battery pack when it eventually surfaces. 

Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS 2022 seats
RS sports seats will ensure driver and passenger are firmly in place during high speed cornering

Exterior and interior equipment and specification

On the outside, the Coupe RS receives black 20-inch wheels as standard, with optional 21-inch ‘Vision’ alloys available as an extra. The RS also features aerodynamic plastic trim pieces and can be identified by the wing badges found on the sides of the car that proudly display ‘vRS’. The grille surround, window trim, and rear diffuser are all finished in gloss black. 

The ‘Crystal face’ – 131 LED lights illuminating the grilles’ vertical ribs and horizontal strip – is a special visual highlight and standard only on the Coupe RS. 

Skoda has opted for bright colour shades for the Enyaq RS, with fluro ‘Mamba Green’ being the chosen hero shade for the press photography. This colour will be available alongside metallic Graphite Grey and Phoenix Orange. 

Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS 2022 steering wheel
Perforated leather steering wheel matches leather seats on ‘RS Suite’ trim level

Design selections unique to the RS

Two available design selections are unique to the Enyaq RS. In both selections, standard equipment and trim includes carbon-fibre decorative strips on the dashboard and door trim, aluminium pedal covers and sports seats featuring the RS emblem. 

In the ‘RS Lounge’ edition, the seats are upholstered in black suede microfibre, while the steering wheel is finished in leather and features multi-function capability. 

Also available is the ‘RS Suite’ trim level which includes black perforated leather on the seats and steering wheel, as well as grey piping and contrast stitching. The dashboard is covered in a leather-look material to match the seats and is decorated further with contrast stitching.