Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS is brand’s first hot EV

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99 skoda enyaq iv coupeThe new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV is the first electric model from the Czech firm to gain a hot RS performance version.

Similar to the closely related Volkswagen ID 5 GTX, the Enyaq Coupé RS uses two electric motors – one on each axle – to offer 220kW and 458Nm for 0-100km/h in 6.5sec and a top speed of 180km/h – compared with 160km/h for the standard versions.

It is equipped exclusively with a 77kWh battery, the largest unit offered with the VW Group’s MEB architecture. Skoda has not yet confirmed its maximum range, but the identically powered and similarly shaped Volkswagen ID 5 GTX manages 476 kilometres per charge.

96 skoda enyaq iv coupeThe RS model features a sportier suspension set-up – also offered on Sportline trim models – that is 15mm lower at the front and 10mm at the rear.

It sits on 20-inch wheels (21-inch versions are optional) and sports a gloss black vRS grille surround and rear diffuser as well as RS badging. As standard, the RS also features Skoda’s ‘Crystal Face’ grille, which lights up using 131 LEDs, and a full-width red reflector strip at the rear, in keeping with existing RS models.

94 skoda enyaq iv coupeAs shown here, the Enyaq Coupé RS can also be optionally painted in a new shade of Hyper Green.

Inside, the RS model can be specified with a bespoke Design Selection package, which brings black perforated leather seats with grey piping and contrasting stitching, a leather-style dashboard, carbonfibre-effect trim elements and RS-badged sports seats.

Otherwise, it follows the standard Coupé and full-sized SUV in receiving a 5.3-inch digital display and 13-inch central touchscreen. All Coupé models get a two-spoke, heated, multi-function steering wheel and are equipped with paddles for adjusting the level of energy recuperation under deceleration. Also standard for the RS is a tri-zone climate control system.

95 skoda enyaq iv coupeThe Enyaq Coupé is the fourth series-production Skoda to gain a RS range-topper, following the Octavia, Fabia and Kodiaq.

Skoda has yet to confirm final pricing and specification details ahead of orders opening next month, but the Enyaq Coupe vRS is expected to command a premium over the standard car, from around £55,000 (around AUD$105,000) European customer deliveries will begin in late June; Skoda Australia is to confirm timing for a local of the Enyaq.

James Attwood

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