2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupé IV announced with VRS Range-Topper

2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupé IV announced with VRS Range-Topper

Skoda has premiered its Enyaq Coupé iV, which is a more stylish version of its family-orientated electric SUV, this time with a plunging roofline. Not only does it look different, its fastback design also improves aerodynamics, enhancing its driving range over the standard model.


Based on the MEB platform, it’s due to arrive later this year. A hot vRS model has also been confirmed as the brand’s first performance electric vehicle. Slightly longer than the SUV, the Enyaq Coupé iV shares its sibling’s face, but has a steeply raked roofline and a side window line that kicks up more noticeably ahead of the C-pillar. Its drag coefficient is reduced to 0.234, and it’s also slightly lighter than the original. Its rear screen almost reaches the boot lip and sits above a set of slim LED rear lights and ‘SKODA’ script. Wheels measure from 19- to 21-inches. This rakish version will only be offered with the larger 77kWh battery, powered by a rear-mounted 201bhp electric motor in the most affordable version. Step up to the Coupé iV 80x and a front motor is added to provide four-wheel drive and 261bhp. Range has increased by around 10 miles compared with the SUV version, giving the rear-wheel drive model up to 339 miles between charges. This drops slightly to 303 miles for the dual motor 80x. Charging speeds of up to 135kW are possible, providing a 10 to 80% top-up in 29 minutes with a fast enough rapid charger.

Its dashboard is shared with the standard model, featuring a 13-inch infotainment display. Every version is well equipped, with features like keyless entry, dual-zone climate control and over-the-air updates. Design Selection packs and options will also let buyers alter the cabin’s appearance and add technology, including a head-up display. Skoda also announced the Enyaq Coupé iV will be its first all-electric model offered with a vRS badge, marking it out as the highest-performing version. Its twin electric motors produce 295bhp, getting the vRS from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, while its electronically limited 111mph top speed is higher than the 102mph of other versions. To help mark it out from other versions, the vRS is offered in a unique Hyper Green colour, but other shades are also offered. There’s black exterior trim and badges, unique 20-inch alloy wheels, an illuminated grille and a full-width reflector that spans the rear bumper. The interior is also tweaked with sports seats, perforated black leather upholstery, carbon fibre-style trim and sports pedals. Despite the lower roofline, practicality isn’t affected too significantly, with 570 litres of boot space instead of 585 litres in the standard Enyaq iV. There’s also a storage space for charging cables. A panoramic glass roof is fitted as standard, which does without a roller blind for improved headroom, instead using heat-reflecting glass to ensure the interior doesn’t overheat. The Coupé will also come with the option of a tow bar, and can haul a trailer of up to 1,400kg. The vRS edition is set to be the first model to go on sale, with order books opening at the end of the first quarter and customer cars arriving in August, with non-vRS editions arriving later in the year. Prices are expected to start from around £43,000 when announced.

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