With Volkswagen putting the finishing touches on the ID.5, Skoda is not wasting any time either as the Czech brand is also getting ready to unveil its equivalent Enyaq Coupe iV. A sportier-looking version of the electric SUV, the newcomer will adopt a sloping roofline to lend the family EV a more dynamic side profile.
It will be the same story with the ID.5 as both coupe-SUVs will feature an athletic body to the detriment of practicality as we’re expecting rear headroom and cargo capacity to suffer due to the inclined roofline. These two mainstream EVs will be sister models of the luxury Audi Q4 E-Tron Sportback by riding on the same MEB platform as the standard Enyaq, ID.4, and Q4 E-Tron.
Prior to the big reveal coming in a few months, Skoda CEO Thomas Schäfer decided to take the firm’s head of design Oliver Stefani out for a quick spin on the streets of Prague in a camouflaged prototype of the Enyaq Coupe iV. We get to see the disguised electric SUV from all exterior angles, showing a similar silhouette to that of the VW ID.5.
The fact Skoda didn’t bother to disguise the interior tells us the “coupe” version will virtually carry over the cabin of its conventionally designed counterpart. That massive panoramic sunroof stretching from the front all the way to the back will be a nice option to have and it appears to have a one-piece design rather than a two-part glass surface as you’ll find on the regular Enyaq.
With the ID.5 already confirmed to get the GTX treatment, it would make sense for the Enyaq Coupe iV to receive a hot RS version in the same vein as the ID.4 GTX / Enyaq RS twins. It will have all-wheel drive with dual motors pushing out around 300 horsepower, effectively making it the most powerful road Skoda ever launched by the Mladá Boleslav brand.
The official reveal is slated to take place at the beginning of 2022 and it already looks like Skoda has a winner on its hands given the immense popularity of the regular Enyaq and the fact SUVs with coupe-derived styling are a hit nowadays.
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