Skoda is mirroring Volkswagen by introducing its own version of the ID.5. It’s a more dynamic version of the Enyaq by featuring a sloping roofline we usually associate with coupes, hence the newly gained suffix. It boasts an impressively small drag coefficient (for an SUV) of 0.234 and a potent RS version not currently available for the regular Enyaq.
The Czech automaker aims to sell the new Enyaq Coupe with a choice between 62- and 82-kWh battery packs as well as with either rear- or all-wheel drive. For maximum efficiency, the bigger battery will be combined with RWD to achieve a WLTP rating of 545 kilometers (339 miles). Should you prioritize performance, the RS model has ID.5 GTX-matching 295 hp and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm), good for a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 6.5 seconds and a top speed limited at 112 mph (180 km/h).
Skoda is being generous with the level of equipment since a panoramic glass roof comes as standard, much like the illuminated grille, lowered sports suspension and two big screens inside – the infotainment measuring 13 inches and the driver’s display at 5.3 inches. You can spend extra on a head-up display (HUD) with augmented reality (AR) tech, matrix full-LED headlights, and a swanky Canton surround sound system with no fewer than 13 speakers.
There are a multitude of ways to configure the Enyaq Coupe since it can be ordered with 18- to 21-inch wheels, an RS-exclusive Mamba Green paint, a wireless charging pad for your smartphone, and a heat pump. You can also spend extra on a parking assistant, a trailer hitch, and even seat upholstery made from sustainable materials like polyester from PET bottles.
Pricing details have not been disclosed, but an educated guess tells us it will command a premium over the standard Enyaq. Of course, the RS will be even more expensive once the coupe-styled electric SUV will go on sale. The range-topping version is the fourth Skoda model to get the RS treatment, after the Octavia RS, Kodiaq RS, and the long-defunct Fabia RS.
The Mladá Boleslav brand has vowed to roll out three additional electric vehicles by the end of the decade, all of which will be positioned below the Enyaq in terms of pricing. One of them is expected to be a city car to replace the Citigo-e iV, along with a smaller crossover, and quite possibly an EV equivalent of the Octavia.