New 2022 Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV arrives with 339 miles of range
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV adds a more stylish option to the range along with a new vRS model
- One battery and three powertrains, including a vRS model
- Range of up to 339 miles between charges
- Coupe gets a 570-litre boot; 15 litres smaller than the Enyaq SUV
The new 2022 Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV has been unveiled. It’s a coupe-SUV version of the regular Enyaq iV, with a sleeker roofline giving it improved aerodynamics and a slightly longer range of up to 339 miles in its most efficient form.
When the new Enyaq Coupe iV goes on sale in late spring, we’d expect it to command a premium over the normal SUV model, with prices starting from around £40,000. Rivals will include the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback, Kia EV6, Ioniq 5 and the new Volkswagen ID.5.
To see how the new Enyaq Coupe iV compares to rivals, we’ve already driven an early pre-production prototype. Read on for our review and full details of the new model.
2022 Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV: design
From the front, the Enyaq Coupe iV shares the same design as the regular SUV. From the front doors back, the roof of the car gradually slopes towards a rakish looking hatchback tailgate, giving it a sportier look. From the side, the rear window line has been lowered to match the redesigned roof, while a range of alloy wheels from 19 to 21 inches will be offered. At the back, the rear hatch gets an angular line across the full width of the tailgate, with slim-looking lights and a capitalised Skoda logo.
The sub-vRS 80x Sportline models feature a slightly different design to the rest of the lineup, with larger front air intakes and a different badge on the front wings. It also features lowered suspension, with a 15mm lower ride height at the front and 10mm lower at the rear.
Interior and technology
The interior of the Enyaq Coupe iV is essentially the same as the existing model’s, with the same clean dashboard design fitted with a 5.3-inch digital dial cluster, a 13-inch infotainment touchscreen and a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. Standard connectivity features include Apple Carplay and Android Auto, over-the-air software updates, plus a smartphone app that enables owners to schedule charging and precondition the car’s interior before starting a journey.
Every model features an extensive list of standard equipment, including two-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, and a heated steering wheel. A head-up display is available on the options list, along with 10 option packs to upgrade a variety of different features, ranging from comfort, climate control, driver assistance, infotainment, the stereo system and the car’s driving dynamics. A majority of these packs are available in Basic or Pro form, changing the level of equipment included.
Buyers will be able to customise the interior with the same Design Selection packs as the regular model. These start with the Lodge and ecoSuite packs, which feature sustainable interior materials such as upholstery made from natural wool and recycled plastic. The Lounge model features microfibre upholstery, with Suite models getting black leather trim.
The Sportline and vRS models get a sportier looking interior, with bucket seats, carbon fibre effect trim pieces and aluminium pedal covers.
Practicality and boot space
Every model is fitted with a fixed panoramic glass roof, which is made from special heat-reflecting glass, meaning it doesn’t require a roller blind. That frees up additional headroom for rear passengers. According to Skoda, the Enyaq Coupe iV offers a similar amount of headroom for rear passengers as the Octavia Estate – in spite of the tapered roofline.
The design does slightly impact boot space though, with the Coupe offering 570 litres of storage compared to the 585 litres you’d find in the regular Enyaq SUV. The boot also features a full-width storage space for the charging cables.
All of the safety features are carried over from the regular Enyaq SUV, including Skoda’s Travel Assist 2.5 driver assistance suite, which includes adaptive cruise control, adaptive lane assist and automatic emergency braking (AEB). When activated, this system allows the car to stop and start automatically in traffic, while matching the speed of the surrounding cars – all under supervision from the driver. Pedestrian and cyclist detection is also fitted, plus cross traffic alert and blind spot detection.
Powertrains, range and charging
Unlike the standard Enyaq SUV, the coupe is only available with the larger 77kWh battery. Entry-level models are powered by a rear-mounted electric motor producing 201bhp, while the Enyaq Coupe iV 80x gets an additional motor mounted on the front axle for four-wheel drive and an increased power output of 261bhp. Skoda has yet to reveal any performance figures, but both powertrains have a top speed of 102mph.
Above the standard models is the vRS, the brand’s first ever fully-electric performance model. It's powered by the same dual-motor setup as the 80x, but with an increased power output of 295bhp meaning it sprints from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds.
Thanks to it's aero-efficient design, the Enyaq Coupe iV can manage a range of up to 339 miles between charging stops in single motor form, around 10 more miles than the equivalent SUV version. Opt for the 80x Sportline model, and the dual-motor powertrain reduces overall range slightly to 303 miles.
The Coupe can be charged at speeds of up to 135kW, the same as it's sibling. This means a 10 to 80% top up takes 29 minutes, while a full home charge at 11kW takes around six hours, rising to nine hours if connected to a 7kW charger.
2022 Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV prototype drive - by Richard Ingram
While Skoda is mostly known for its dependable hatchback, estate and SUV models, the brand has yet to bring anything radically different to the market. With coupe-SUVs becoming the next big thing, Skoda has decided to launch a sleeker version of its pure-electric SUV.
To see how it's shaping up, we were given the chance to try a fully camouflaged pre-production prototype on European roads. Our test car was an ‘iV 80’ spec model with a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 201bhp and a 77kWh battery.
From behind the wheel, the Enyaq Coupe is nearly identical to the standard SUV. Overall refinement and comfort is excellent, with virtually no tyre rumble or wind noise on the move. The chassis and suspension feels firm but comfortable. This ride quality was undoubtedly helped by the smooth tarmac and because our test car was sitting on the smallest 19-inch alloy wheel option, complete with adaptive dampers.
The steering remains similar to the standard model, with a nice weight to it, but it still falls short of the sharpness of the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Performance is as brisk as any one of the VW Group alternatives, with a satisfying acceleration surge as you plant the accelerator rather than anything groundbreaking. Performance figures have yet to be confirmed, but we’d expect it to manage 0-62mph in around eight seconds.
With a similar level of practicality to the standard model, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV looks to have few compromises. On paper at least, it offers more range and the same level of refinement as the standard SUV, and providing the brand can offer it with attractive finance deals, it should represent a more stylish Enyaq option for buyers.
Read our review of the Skoda Enyaq iV SUV here.
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