Following the successful launch of the all-electric ENYAQ iV SUV, ŠKODA is expanding its first model range based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform to include the ENYAQ Coupé iV. Both variants roll off the production line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, making them the only MEB-based models within the Volkswagen Group in Europe to be manufactured outside of Germany.
At first glance, the dynamically designed, four-door coupé is characterised by a roofline that gently slopes towards the rear from the B-pillar, merging with the tailgate that features a sharp trailing edge. The vehicle’s lines are further accentuated by a dark tinted panoramic glass roof, which comes as standard. It spans the entire roof and is the largest in the current ŠKODA portfolio. From the side, alloy wheels measuring between 19 and 21 inches and body-coloured side skirts emphasise the car’s sleek appearance.
A sporty front apron provides another unique touch. In addition to the SportLine variant, the new coupé is also available as a vRS model, which makes it the first all-electric member of the vRS family from ŠKODA. This variant features the Crystal Face as standard – with 131 LEDs illuminating the ŠKODA grille’s vertical ribs and horizontal light strip. In terms of powertrain, two electric motors provide all-wheel drive and a system output of 299 PS, enabling a particularly dynamic driving experience and a top speed of 111 mph – 12 mph more than any other ENYAQ iV model.
There is a choice of two powertrain variants for the ENYAQ Coupé iV. Power output starts at 204 PS with the rear-wheel-drive ENYAQ Coupé iV 80, which is equipped with an 82-kWh battery (net: 77 kWh). The ENYAQ Coupé iV vRS, uses a second motor on the front axle to provide all-wheel drive and produces 299 PS. Thanks to its outstanding aerodynamics and a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.234, the new coupé is even more efficient than the excellent ENYAQ iV. Depending on the specification, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80 boasts a range of more than 535 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.
Due to its composition and long wheelbase, the MEB platform opens up new possibilities regarding body proportions and design. As the voltage battery is fully incorporated in the underbody and electric vehicles don’t have a transmission tunnel, the space available for rear-seat passengers is also particularly generous. The ENYAQ Coupé iV’s boot measures a spacious 570 l. The interior is defined by the Design Selections which are inspired by modern living environments and use natural, sustainably processed and recycled materials, same as in the ENYAQ iV.
The clear structure of the options available with packs arranged by ten themes and select individual choices mean the car can be configured in just six steps. Key vehicle functions can be operated intuitively using the 13-inch central infotainment screen. The 5.3-inch Digital Cockpit, which can be supplemented by a head-up display with augmented reality, allows the driver to keep an eye on the most important driving data and information on the vehicle status at all times. This is a vehicle we cant wait to see on Irish roads.