The Enyaq iV has been turned into an SUV-coupe and Skoda has also made the more entertaining RS variant out of it. The Coupe will be offered with multiple battery sizes and power output.
The all-electric Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV has been revealed. As the name suggests, the new Enyaq carries a coupe like body style, as opposed to the standard Enyaq iV which resembles more of an estate (Crossover-SUV). Alongside the standard Enyaq Coupe iV, Skoda has taken the wraps off its RS variant, which packs a larger battery, and has more power on delivery.
Speaking of the Enyaq Coupe iV, it will be offered in three variants – the 60, 80 and 80x. The Enyaq Coupe iV 60 is the base version which gets the smallest battery pack and the lowest power output. The battery capacity is 62kWh which powers the rear-wheel-drive configured motor with an output of 177bhp. The Enyaq Coupe iV 80 and the 80x get the larger battery pack (82kWh), while the former has a power output of 201bhp, the latter produces 261bhp.
The torque output of the 60 and the 80 variant is 310Nm, whereas, the 80x has 425Nm at disposal. It is the 80x variant which gets a dual-motor setup configured in an all-wheel-drive layout, while the 80 variant has a single-motor rear-wheel-drive setup. The fast charging can top up the Enyaq Coupe’s batteries from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in 29 minutes.
The Enyaq Coupe RS iV, which is the more athletic version of them all, gets the same 82kWh battery pack and all-wheel-drive setup, but the power output has been increased. The RS variant puts out 295bhp and 460Nm. This helps the Enyaq Coupe RS clock 100km/hr from a standstill in 6.5 seconds. The front end of the RS variant is lower by 15mm while the rear end has been lowered by 10mm. This might help the RS improve its weight balance and offer a more confident drive.
The styling of the coupe is very close to the standard Enyaq, however, the coupe has grown marginally in size. The fascia is more in line with Skoda’s family design and the LED headlamps have a sharper design overall. The alloy wheel sizes range from 19-inch on the lower variants, up to 21-inch in the higher variants.
There is one strange element with the Enyaq, which is its steering wheel. It sports a three-spoke design, whereas, the Skodas launched in the recent past got the two-spoke steering design.
The dashboard design features multiple layers but can be considered clutter-free. A 13-inch infotainment screen takes the centre stage whereas the digital cockpit is only a 5.3-inch unit. Skoda has used ‘sustainable materials’ to make the seat covers. The RS variant gets a dark theme for its cabin and the dashboard elements feature carbon-fibre-effect decorative strips and trims. Despite the sloping roofline, the Enyaq Couple offers 570-litres of boot capacity.
The India launch of the standard Enyaq or this newly launched Enyaq Coupe is very unlikely. Skoda may consider stepping into the EV space in the distant future. For now, the carmaker is gearing up for the launch of its new Skoda Slavia, which will be launched in the coming weeks.