Skoda Enyaq coupe aims to muscle-in on the Tesla Model 3’s market
Our spy photographers have snapped the coupe version of the all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV. The new model is expected to make its debut late next year before going on sale in 2022, where it will occupy a unique position in the market.
The front end of this mule looks identical to the standard Skoda Enyaq. It shares the same sharp headlamps, broad grille, front doors and tall ride-height. However, from the B-pillar rearwards, it’s all change with a new sloping roofline, fresh rear doors and a svelte tailgate, with a similar design to those found on the 2019 Skoda Vision iV concept.
Despite the styling differences, the Enyaq coupe will be based on the same MEB platform as the standard SUV. Buyers will also likely be offered the same powertrains, with a single 132kW electric motor for the entry-level model and a 225kW twin-motor setup for the range-topping vRS variant.
Like the conventional Enyaq, a 62kWh battery will be fitted to the coupe as standard, while an 82kWh unit will be available as an optional extra. However, due to this new model’s more aerodynamic shape, we could see a minor improvement over the standard SUV’s maximum range of 510 kilometres.
The new Enyaq coupe will come with 50kW DC fast charging as standard, although the 62kWh battery will offer optional support for 100kW charging. The 82kWh will be available with even faster 125kW charging – and Skoda has previously said that it will take between six and eight hours to charge the battery with a 7kW domestic wallbox.Inside, buyers will get the same compact digital instrument cluster, 13-inch infotainment system, capacitive heater controls and dashboard design as the standard Skoda Enyaq SUV. However, due to the new sloping tailgate, the Enyaq coupe’s boot will fall dramatically in size over the standard Enyaq’s 585-litre capacity.
Equipment levels will be comparable, though, with the entry-level model receiving artificial leather upholstery, brushed aluminium trim, air-conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel, rear parking sensors and a customisable ambient lighting system.
Like all coupe-SUVs, the Enyaq coupe will carry a premium over its conventionally shaped sibling.