The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV as it’s known by its full name isn’t a real coupe for obvious reasons, but it’s still interesting if you can forget about its confusing name. While we’ve been promised a high-performance RS variant of the conventionally shaped Enyaq, the slimmer derivative gets the first. As expected, the all-electric RS is the Czech equivalent of the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX.
With 295 horsepower (220 kilowatts) and 460 Newton-meters (339 pound-feet) at press, it fits perfectly with its brother from Wolfsburg. Skoda’s first RS model to eschew the combustion engine is also the company’s most powerful production car ever, surpassing the all-wheel-drive Superb Sportline 2.0 TSI in horsepower and torque measurements.
The electric punch allows the Enyaq Coupe RS to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from rest in six and a half seconds and reach a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) or 12 mph (20 km/h) more than the lower trim levels. . The two-wheel drive, all-wheel drive uses a larger 82-kWh battery pack, which takes 36 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent.
Beyond its strong electric setup, the RS version stands out thanks to the Mamba Green paint inherited from the Octavia RS. The swoopy shape is designed not only for the sake of style (although that is subjective), but also for better aerodynamic efficiency as the drag coefficient has dropped to 0.234. That’s actually a lot less than the 0.26 Cd of the sleekest VW ID.5 or 0.27 in the case of the GTX.
The flagship model gets a Skoda illuminated front grille aka “Crystal Face” as standard, complete with 131 light-emitting diodes. Speaking of lighting, this electric SUV has LED matrix headlights and LED taillights to add a sophisticated feel in addition to better lighting. Compared to the regular Enyaq, the Coupe sits 15 mm lower at the front and 10 mm at the rear thanks to the standard sports suspension. Wheel sizes vary from 18 to 21 inches which are available in various finishes.
If the RS is out of reach, Skoda will also sell a Sportline version that carries similar styling and a lower ride height but without the extra punch of the crown jewel. Moving down the range, there’s a smaller 62-kWh battery and single-motor, rear-wheel drive model with 177 hp (132 kW) or 201 hp (150 kW).
Depending on the size of the battery and if you opt for RWD or AWD, the Enyaq Coupe can reach 339 miles (545 kilometers) in a WLTP cycle by combining a larger battery with a 201-hp rear motor. For an additional fee, an optional heat pump can be specified for heating and air conditioning to use less battery power.
Standard across the range along with the panoramic glass roof is a 13-inch touchscreen for infotainment, joined by a 5.3-inch full digital driver screen. Customers can add more features, including a heads-up display with augmented reality technology, a 13-speaker Canton sound system, and a wireless charging pad.
Going on sale later this year, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe will be the company’s most expensive car, especially if we talk about the high-performance RS model. Three EVs will arrive by the end of the decade and all of them will be easier to achieve than the Enyaq duo.