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Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS iV FULL REVIEW – 2022

Following the successful launch of the ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA is now adding an elegant coupé to the range. The line-up will also include a sporty RS variant. The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV features an even more emotive design and, despite displaying sporty lines, offers generous amounts of space and a boot capacity of 570 l. At a value of 0.234, its drag coefficient (cd) has also been improved, compared to that of the ENYAQ iV. Depending on specification, this enables a range of up to 545 km in the WLTP cycle, making the car perfectly suitable for travelling long distances. There is a choice of two battery sizes, rear- or all-wheel drive, and four power outputs ranging from 132 kW to 220 kW (RS variant) for the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV. As with the ENYAQ iV, Design Selections replace the classic trim levels for the interior.

The new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV and the ENYAQ iV are produced at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, making them the only MEB-based Volkswagen Group vehicles in Europe to be built outside of Germany. Due to its composition and a long wheelbase, the MEB modular electric car platform enables new options in terms of body proportions and design. As the high-voltage battery for the drive system is fully incorporated into the underbody, and because electric vehicles don’t have a transmission tunnel, the space available for rear-seat passengers is also particularly generous.

Dark tinted panoramic glass roof as standard and gently rearward sloping roofline

The new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV features an even more emotive design than the SUV variant and, in addition to a SPORTLINE derivative, is also available as an athletic range-topping model, the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV. This model features a discrete sporty front apron as well as body-coloured side skirts and is equipped with alloy wheels measuring between 19 and 21 inches. From the B-pillar, the roofline gently slopes towards the rear and merges with the tailgate that features a sharp trailing edge. The vehicle’s lines are further accentuated by the dark tinted panoramic glass roof, which is a standard feature for the coupé. It is the largest panoramic glass roof in the ŠKODA range, spanning the entire roof and seamlessly merging with the rear window. It is thinner than the full roof, providing plenty of headroom for the car’s occupants. The panoramic glass roof allows more daylight into the interior, giving the car a more airy feel. Its coating helps to ensure that the climate within the cabin is pleasant at all times. Just as with the ENYAQ iV, the coupé is available with the optional Crystal Face where the vertical ribs of the striking ŠKODA grille are illuminated by 131 LEDs, while a horizontal light strip rounds off the car’s stunning look. The ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV comes with the Crystal Face as standard.

Two battery sizes and four power variants including the range-topping ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV

The new coupé is available in four performance levels. Power output starts at 132 kW with the rear-wheel-drive ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 60, which is equipped with a 62-kWh battery (net: 58 kWh). The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80 is also rear-wheel-drive and produces 150 kW from its 82-kWh battery (net: 77 kWh). In addition to this larger battery, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80x and ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV feature a second motor on the front axle, making them all-wheel-drive. The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80x has a system output of 195 kW, while the top-of-the-range ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV delivers as much as 220 kW and a maximum torque of 460 Nm. This is the first-ever all-electric ŠKODA RS. Characteristic features include a particularly dynamic driving performance, a host of black design details, and the full-length red reflector strip at the rear that is typical of the brand’s RS models.

The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV takes just 6.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 180 km/h – 20 km/h more than any other variant of the new coupé and is available exclusively in the striking Mamba Green paintwork.

Increased efficiency and range thanks to excellent aerodynamics

The outstanding aerodynamics of ŠKODA’s brand-new all-electric coupé – which, boasting a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.234, are even better than the already excellent cd value set by the ENYAQ iV – contribute to the car’s high level of efficiency. The low drag has a significant impact on the vehicle’s maximum range, which is up to 545 km in the WLTP cycle for the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80. Its fast-charging capability makes the new coupé perfectly suitable for travelling long distances. Equipped with the optional tow bar, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV can tow trailers weighing up to 1,400 kg on gradients of 8%.

Electric powertrain: four power variants and two battery sizes

Power output ranges from 132 kW in the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 60 with rear-wheel drive and a 62-kWh battery, to 220 kW in the all wheel-drive ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV fitted with two electric motors. The new coupé’s outstanding aerodynamics contribute to its high level of efficiency, enabling a range of up to 545 km in the WLTP cycle. This, as well as its fast-charging capability, means that the car is perfectly suitable for travelling long distances. The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. Rolling off the line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV and ENYAQ iV are the only MEB-based models in Europe to be produced outside Germany.

As with the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV, the new coupé is based on the MEB modular electric car platform from Volkswagen Group. Just like the ENYAQ iV, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV is available with a rear motor and rear-wheel drive or with two motors and all-wheel drive. There’s a choice of two sizes for the battery placed in the vehicle’s underbody. The entry-level variant is the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 60. Its rear motor is incorporated into the rear axle and drives the rear wheels with an output of 132 kW and a maximum torque of 310 Nm. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 62 kWh, of which 58 kWh can be used. The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80 features a larger battery, which has a capacity of 82 kWh (77 kWh net) providing a maximum range of up to 545 km in the WLTP cycle. The electric motor in the rear delivers 150 kW and 310 Nm of torque.

Two motors and four-wheel drive: the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80x

The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80x is also fitted with the 82-kWh battery, but has a second electric motor on the front axle, making it all-wheel-drive. The two motors provide a combined power output of 195 kW and a maximum torque of 425 Nm. This model’s top speed, as well as that of the rear-wheel-drive variants, is 160 km/h.

Sporty range-topping model: the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV

The most powerful car in the ENYAQ iV range is also fitted with the larger battery, as well as two electric motors. It is therefore also an all-wheel-drive. The ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV has a system output of 220 kW and achieves a maximum torque of 460 Nm. As a result, ŠKODA’s first all-electric RS model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds; it is the only coupé variant in the range to reach a top speed of 180 km/h. On gradients of 8%, the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV and ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80x each have a maximum towing capacity of 1,400 kg, while the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 60 and ENYAQ COUPÉ iV 80 may tow braked trailers weighing up to 1,200 kg.

Fast-charging capability: from 10 to 80% in 29 minutes

The batteries fitted in the ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV are capable of fast charging. The larger, 82-kWh battery can therefore be topped up from 10 to 80% in just 29 minutes. At home, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV can be conveniently charged overnight in six to eight hours using an AC ŠKODA iV Charger wall box delivering up to 11 kW. ‘Refuelling’ at a public AC charging point with the same maximum power will take about as long. That’s why the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV comes with a Mode 3 charging cable as standard. The coupé can also be recharged with 2.3 kW using a conventional 230-volt household socket and an optional Mode 2 cable. The iV universal charger – a mobile solution with interchangeable connector plugs – provides maximum flexibility and is available as an optional extra. A CEE adapter enables recharging with up to 11 kW using a 400-volt socket, while a Schuko adapter enables charging at household sockets.

Safety: head-up display with augmented reality and advanced assistance systems

The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV features a head-up display with augmented reality, full-LED Matrix headlights and a high level of passive safety with up to nine airbags. Travel Assist 2.5 provides support with longitudinal and lateral steering, while other clever assistance systems warn of potential collisions or make parking more convenient. The head-up display provides the driver with even more targeted information so they don’t have to take their eyes off the road, while the full-LED Matrix headlights provide greater safety when visibility is poor, allowing the driver to leave the high beam on at all times.

Following the ŠKODA debut for the head-up display with augmented reality launched with the ENYAQ iV, this feature is now also available as an option for the ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV. It projects information for the driver onto two different areas of the windscreen. The car’s speed and detected traffic signs, navigation instructions and information from the assistance systems are displayed just above the dashboard in clear view for the driver. Higher up on the windscreen, in the larger projection zone for augmented reality, larger symbols such as directional arrows from the navigation system are displayed and virtually projected onto the road up ahead, also in clear view for the driver. Information relating to Adaptive Lane Assist or Adaptive Cruise Control is also shown here, as are traffic signs and warnings. The driver can individually adjust the position of the display area on the windscreen, set the colour and brightness, and select what information is to be shown in the infotainment system menu.

Up to nine airbags and proactive Crew Protect Assist

The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV can be equipped with up to nine airbags. Driver and front passenger airbags are fitted as standard, as are front side airbags and two curtain airbags, which cover the side windows in the first and second rows of seats. A central airbag between the front seats reduces the impact between the driver and front passenger in the event of a collision. Two side airbags for the outer rear seats are optional. If the sensors detect an impending collision, the driver initiates a sudden braking manoeuvre, or the car is in danger of skidding or tipping over, the proactive Crew Protect Assist feature will automatically take precautions to protect the vehicle’s occupants. The system will then tension the seat belts and close any open windows.

All ŠKODA assistance systems available

For maximum levels of active and passive safety, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV has been fitted with all of ŠKODA’s assistance systems. Travel Assist 2.5 provides active support for longitudinal and lateral steering and comprises Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Adaptive Lane Assist including roadwork recognition, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. The system is activated at the touch of a button, which is located on the multifunction steering wheel, keeping the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV in its current lane and automatically monitoring the distance to the vehicle in front. In congested traffic, Travel Assist 2.5 can autonomously bring the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV to a stop, make it pull away and follow other vehicles. At speeds of over 90 km/h, the system now assists in changing lanes on the motorway when the indicator is activated, and it provides steering support through tight corners. Travel Assist 2.5 displays the vehicle’s surroundings on the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV’s screens, allowing the driver to see any objects the vehicle sensors detect. The current version of the system can take over lateral steering in narrow spaces in the city using online information based on current swarm data.

Adaptive Cruise Control, which in its predictive version also incorporates data from the navigation system and detected traffic signs, is now also able to react to obstacles reported via online traffic data. The Travel Assist 2.5 function requires the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel. If the vehicle detects that the driver is no longer steering, braking or accelerating, Emergency Assist attempts to initially warn them visually, then acoustically and ultimately by jolting the brakes. If the driver fails to react, the hazard lights are activated, the vehicle is brought to a standstill in its current lane, and eCall is triggered.

New software functions

The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV has the latest ME 3 software version of Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform with new features and upgrades. For example, the control of the vehicle’s air conditioning and the management of the high-voltage battery have been optimised, which now includes a battery care mode. The new ME 3 vehicle software improves battery management and increases efficiency and service life by initiating the battery’s temperature control at lower temperatures than before and no longer only switching it on and off but continuously monitoring and adjusting it. As a result, the drive battery reaches its ideal temperature window quicker. This ensures optimised power output and recuperation. There are also new layouts for the infotainment system, and the main menu now features an icon for vehicle charging, as well as new icons for augmented reality functions. In addition, the increased brightness and contrast of the rear-view camera display make parking and detecting obstacles even easier, especially in the dark. A new function of the intelligent Park Assist feature now also allows frequently accessed parking spaces to be stored in the system and automatically executed on demand. The ME 3 software offers an upgraded multi-stop route planner and the new assistance system Travel Assist 2.5. Lane Assist can be switched off via ‘Favourites’, making it even easier for the driver to access.

The ŠKODA iV ecosystem: Powerpass and three wall boxes

The charging infrastructure is key for making electromobility a success. That’s why ŠKODA AUTO is committed to building the ŠKODA iV ecosystem. Using just a single card, the Powerpass enables easy and convenient vehicle charging at points throughout Europe, including the Ionity fast-charging network. ŠKODA is also rapidly advancing the expansion of the charging infrastructure through its dealers. For charging at home, the car manufacturer offers its customers a choice of three different ŠKODA iV Charger wall boxes and supports them with planning and installation.

Using just a single card, the Powerpass allows ŠKODA customers to charge their vehicles at most of the current 260,000 charging points in the EU. These include most public charging stations as well as fast chargers on international traffic routes and trunk roads. ŠKODA is helping to develop the charging infrastructure by being involved in building the Ionity fast-charging network throughout Europe and the installation of publicly accessible charging points at ŠKODA dealerships. Buyers of a brand-new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV can benefit from reduced Powerpass rates for one year following tariff activation. The costs are in line with market standards and are charged to the customer in a transparent and convenient monthly Powerpass invoice. Owners of a brand-new ENYAQ COUPÉ iV opting for the Simply Charge tariff will get a discount on the base rate for one year, while those opting for the DC pack will receive the Charge Faster tariff for one year following activation, without having to pay the base rate.

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