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Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS iV FULL REVIEW – 2023

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.

Generous amounts of space and a boot with a capacity of 570 l

The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV offers plenty of space for five people and their luggage. The long wheelbase and flat floor space mean that there is plenty of legroom. Despite the model’s sloping roofline, the headroom is on par with that of a ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI. The boot has a capacity of 570 l and, thanks to a low loading sill and an optional electric tailgate, can also be conveniently accessed via the virtual pedal, which allows the tailgate to be opened with just a foot movement.

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.

High levels of efficiency thanks to outstanding aerodynamics and optional heat pump

The drag coefficient (cd) of 0.234, which is outstanding for an SUV coupé of this size, enables high levels of efficiency and thus long ranges. This top value is the result of ŠKODA-typical Simply Clever solutions, such as an active cooling roller blind in the lower air inlet of the front bumper and numerous aerodynamic measures that specifically guide the airstream around the body or under the vehicle. To this end, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV features an optimised front apron, front spoiler, a covered and flat underbody, air curtains and a rear spoiler. The optional heat pump for heating and air conditioning the interior provides even greater efficiency. A highly efficient heat pump system compresses refrigerant under high pressure. This produces heat, which is used to warm up cold air flowing into the car, meaning less energy from the vehicle battery is required to power the high-voltage heater, thereby increasing the vehicle’s range.

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.

Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection and Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert warn of collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and static obstacles. Collision Avoidance Assist supports the driver in the event of an impending collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or another vehicle by actively amplifying the steering moment to prevent the accident. When turning left at junctions, Turn Assist warns of detected oncoming traffic at an early stage, automatically bringing the car to a stop if necessary. When a door is opened, Exit Warning alerts the occupant if another vehicle or a cyclist is approaching from behind. It does this acoustically and visually via a light signal on the inside of the wing mirror housing.

New assistance functions for parking

The optional Park Assist feature automatically manoeuvres the vehicle into and out of parallel and bay parking spaces and can now also brake automatically and prevent the car from colliding with pedestrians or objects. With the Trained Parking feature, the system records the route into a frequently used parking space, for example in a narrow and awkward driveway, and can automatically repeat this route at any time. Area View is even better than the optional rear-view camera, as its four cameras create a 360-degree top-down image of the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV’s immediate surroundings.

High beam can be left on at all times thanks to the optional full-LED Matrix headlights

The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV’s optional full-LED Matrix headlights significantly increase safety when driving in the dark. Each Matrix high-beam module contains 24 LEDs, which can be controlled individually and enables the driver to have the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users. If a camera on the windscreen detects vehicles as well as people and objects reflecting the light, the intelligent lighting technology automatically turns off individual segments of the light beam.

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%.

Interior with Design Selections, a 13-inch screen and head-up display with augmented reality

Just as with the SUV, the coupé’s interior features holistically coordinated Design Selections based on modern living environments and using natural, sustainably processed and recycled materials. The clear structure of the choices available, including ten cleverly arranged themed packages and select individual options, make car configuration much easier. Standard features include a 13-inch central infotainment screen and the 5.3-inch Digital Cockpit, which can optionally be supplemented by a head-up display with augmented reality.

Zero-emission mobility and the ŠKODA iV ecosystem

The new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV enables zero-emission, individual mobility while also offering low running costs. The ŠKODA iV ecosystem and Powerpass provide access to 260,000 charging points across Europe using just a single card. ŠKODA AUTO supports convenient charging at home by offering its own wall boxes, which are available with an optional installation service. Many European countries also offer several benefits for owning an electric vehicle, such as tax breaks, purchase incentives, the use of special bus and environmental lanes, or free parking in as well as permission to enter city centres (depending on the country).

Exterior: emotive design, progressive lines and illuminated Crystal Face

The new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV exhibits an even more emotive design than the SUV variant, the ENYAQ iV. Its roof – which slopes gently towards the rear from the B-pillar and features a dark tinted panoramic glass roof spanning its entirety as standard – and the striking rear give the brand-new coupé a distinct character. Large alloy wheels with diameters ranging from 19 to 21 inches make the car look athletic and powerful. This impression is further emphasised by the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV as this latest range-topping model also sports black design features and the RS-typical red reflector strip at the rear. The Crystal Face – 131 LEDs illuminating the distinctive ŠKODA grille – comes as standard for the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV.

Like the ENYAQ iV, the new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV is also based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. The coupé is 4,653 mm long and 1,879 mm wide. Its height is 1,622 mm while its wheelbase measures a generous 2,765 mm. The sporty lines ensure outstanding aerodynamics boasting a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.234. Large alloys measuring 19 to 21 inches emphasise the car’s athletic look. The launch of the coupé also sees two new colour options added to the ENYAQ iV range: the striking metallic Phoenix Orange and metallic Graphite Grey, which replaces ŠKODA’s metallic Quartz Grey. Mamba Green is exclusively reserved for the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV.

Distinct lines and exclusive coupé details


The body of the new coupé is characterised by athletic, elegant lines. Sporting its own, distinct front apron, it looks different to the ENYAQ iV, its body-coloured side skirts are also exclusive to the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV and make the car look even more elongated. From the B-pillar, the roofline gently slopes towards the rear and seamlessly merges with the sharp rear trailing edge. ‘ŠKODA’ in block lettering on the tailgate is another eye-catching detail. The black panoramic glass roof (standard feature), spanning the entire roof and seamlessly merging with the low-lying rear window, accentuates the coupé’s elegant lines. 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. Striking contrasts are provided by the chrome surround of the ŠKODA grille and chrome window trim.

Even more dynamic: the ENYAQ COUPÉ SPORTLINE iV and ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV

The ENYAQ COUPÉ SPORTLINE iV and ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV look even more dynamic. Featuring a sports chassis as standard, they are 15 mm lower at the front and 10 mm at the rear. Sporty design details also include the surround of the ŠKODA grille, window trim and rear diffuser, which are all gloss black, as are the model designations, ŠKODA tailgate lettering and air curtain trim on the front apron. The air curtain trim is C-shaped on the SPORTLINE and comes with an additional centre piece forming an E on the RS variant. The ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV, like all other RS models by the Czech carmaker, sports a full-length red reflector on its rear bumper.

Both models come with acoustic front and rear side windows made of laminated glass that reduces the noise level in the interior, as well as dark tinted rear side and rear windows. The anthracite Vega alloy wheels on the ENYAQ COUPÉ SPORTLINE iV are 20 inches in diameter, while the optional 21-inch Betria alloys are black. The ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV comes with black 20-inch Taurus wheels as standard; 21-inch Vision wheels with an anthracite finish are optional. Both feature aerodynamically optimised plastic Aero trims. The two sporty coupé variants can also be identified by their model-specific wing badges either displaying SPORTLINE lettering or an RS emblem.

Full-LED Matrix headlights and the Crystal Face create visual highlights

ŠKODA equips both the ENYAQ COUPÉ SPORTLINE iV and the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV with full-LED Matrix headlights as standard. Within these, each high-beam module features 24 LEDs, which can be controlled individually and enable the driver to have the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users. For the other models, the full-LED Matrix headlights are optional; their standard range of equipment includes LED modules for low beam, high beam and daytime running lights. The Crystal Face – with 131 LEDs illuminating the ŠKODA grille’s vertical ribs and horizontal strip – creates a special visual highlight. This is a standard feature for the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV and optional for all other variants. Furthermore, the Crystal Face’s LED modules of the full-LED Matrix headlights for low beam and high beam, as well as the daytime running lights, create an animated welcome display. The full-LED tail lights, forming the brand-typical C-shaped light cluster, feature crystalline, additionally illuminated areas, dynamic indicators and an animated Coming/Leaving Home function.

Interior: Design Selections and option packs

As with the ENYAQ iV, the classic trim levels have been replaced by Design Selections for the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV’s interior, offering a new and clear structure of the choices available. The Design Selections have been inspired by modern living environments. The style, colours and materials used, some of which are particularly sustainable, are perfectly aligned. For the ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV, there are two model specific designs on offer. Ten intelligent packages as well as some individual options make it possible to fully configure a brand-new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV in just six steps.

As with the SUV, the interior of the ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV is characterised by the new Design Selections. They are based on modern living environments and follow a certain style for the upholstery, decorative trims, dashboard and materials. The entry-level specification for the new coupé is the Design Selection ‘Loft’, presenting a modern and homely feel with easy-to-clean materials and a harmonious combination of grey and black shades.

Seat covers made of new wool and recycled PET bottles

Particularly sustainable materials are used in the Design Selection ‘Lodge’. The seat covers are made of 40% natural new wool with the Woolmark Company quality seal and 60% polyester from recycled PET bottles. The dashboard is upholstered in fabric; soft materials and light colours dominate. Leather and Suedia microfibre provide the Design Selection ‘Lounge’ with distinct aesthetics and lend it a modern look. Coloured piping and contrasting stitching are exclusive details.

Style and comfort, optionally with ecologically tanned leather

The soft, black leather seats with contrasting cognac-coloured stitching and piping in the Design Selection ‘Suite’ offer a high level of comfort. The ‘ecoSuite’ takes a step further, combining a classic and luxurious feel with a high degree of sustainability. Here, the cognac-coloured leather seat upholstery is tanned through an eco-friendly process using olive leaf extracts, and without the use of any chemicals. Stone-grey piping and contrasting stitching finish off the look with style.

ENYAQ COUPÉ SPORTLINE iV with black interior

Black sports styling characterises the Design Selection available exclusively for the SPORTLINE variant in the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV range. The Suedia-upholstered sports seats with integrated headrests feature grey decorative stitching, as does the leather multifunction sports steering wheel with three spokes, paddles for selecting the various recuperation levels and a SPORTLINE badge. The roof lining is black while the leather-style dashboard and door trim feature model-specific carbon-fibre-effect decorative strips.

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