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2022 Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV unveiled

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Yes, “crossover coupes” are going to be a feature of the EV world too, so say hello to the new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV.

Like the regular Enyaq iV, the coupe variant is based on the Volkswagen Group’s all-electric MEB architecture and is closely related to the Volkswagen ID.4, among others.

As with others of its ilk, the Enyaq Coupe has a swoopier roof line, and unique sheet metal from the B-pillar back. A panoramic glass roof is fitted as standard.

Available features on the Coupe include a “crystal face” grille that lights up thanks to 131 LEDs, matrix LED headlights, and an assisted driving system that can keep the car safely in its lane during stop-start traffic.

With differences largely limited to trim choices, the interior is carried over from the standard Enyaq, including its 5.3-inch instrumentation display, 13.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, and augmented reality head-up display.

Thanks to its flat underbody and aerodynamically-shaped wheels, Skoda claims the Enyaq Coupe cuts through the air with a drag coefficient of just 0.234, although this rises to 0.248 on sportier models.

By way of comparison the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan’s coefficient is 0.22.

The Enyaq Coupe will be available in Europe with four drivetrain options, topping out with the first RS-branded EV.

60 80 80x RS
Power 132kW 150kW 195kW 220kW
Torque 310Nm 310Nm 425Nm 460Nm
Setup RWD RWD AWD AWD
0-100km/h 8.8s 8.7s 7.0s 6.5s
Top speed 160km/h 160km/h 160km/h 180km/h
Battery capacity (net) 58kWh 77kWh 77kWh 77kWh
Range (WLTP) 545km

The drivetrain in the RS seems to be the same as the one used in Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, which is 0.3s quicker to 100km/h and has a quoted range of 480km.

Compared to other Enyaq models, the RS rides on 20-inch alloys with 21-inch units available, and sits on lowered suspension — 15mm at the front, 10mm at the rear.

It also features a more aggressive bumper, and a gloss black rear diffuser incorporating a full-width reflector strip.

An available AC home wall charger is capable of delivering 11kW, and can recharge the car fully within six to eight hours.

Connected to a 125kW DC fast charger, Skoda claims the Enyaq Coupe can be topped up to 80 per cent capacity within half an hour.

The Enyaq Coupe iV will likely go on sale across Europe some time this year.

As for local availability of the Enyaq, Skoda Australia has said it’s interested, but has yet to make any official announcement about when it might be available Down Under.

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