Having registered more than 20,000 orders since reservations began in September 2020, the Enyaq iV has charmed the Skoda bosses. The executive board’s excitement should go up in the coming months when the Enyaq iV Coupe arrives in European showrooms.
“After our world premiere, here in our home turf in Prague we are more than thrilled about the media and customer feedback we are receiving,” Martin Jahn, BoM member for Sales and Marketing, Skoda, said at the company’s annual press conference last month. “Over 20,000 customer orders in the first months are proof of this model’s future success,” he added. At the same event, Thomas Schafer, CEO, Skoda, said:
I am particularly looking forward to the world premiere of the ENYAQ iV Coupé: our second highly evocative all-electric car built on the MEB platform.Thomas Schafer, CEO, Skoda
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe (Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe), will be the direct production version of the Skoda Vision iV electric SUV coupe concept. Recently, one of the test mules was spotted on the Hradec Kralove highway in the Czech Republic.
While previously the Skoda Enyaq Coupe prototypes used full body camouflage, only the portion that is different from the Enyaq, which is B-pillar onwards, is covered. The coupe-like, flowing roofline would lead to improved aerodynamics compared, and thus, a marginally higher range. The headroom for rear-seat passengers and the boot space will be compromised for the sportier styling, though.
In October 2020, we presented spy shots from SKODAHOME.cz forum member Michal Z who snapped the yet-to-be-named Skoda Enyaq Coupe testing on European roads. In December 2020, Garaz.cz‘s Jan Červenka captured the car on Czech motorway. Think of the Skoda Enyaq Coupe and Skoda Enyaq as the same relationship by the BMW X6 and the X5.
Compared to Enyaq, the Enyaq Coupe should have a wider and lower body, along with a roof dropping steeply to the rear and into the short D-pillars that give it the effect of a coupe, and to an extent, even a sedan. Changes in the proportions would give it a planted stance and a visibly more athletic character.
The interior of the Skoda Enyaq Coupe may be more or less the same as that of the Skoda Enyaq. Enhanced aerodynamics would allow the coupe version to accelerate a tad faster and have a lower energy consumption in driving in theory. For reference, the regular version goes 0-100 km/h as quickly as in 6.2 seconds and has a drag coefficient of 0.27 Cd. The Skoda Enyaq Coupe should come with all or most of the Skoda Enyaq battery pack and motor options.
Theoretically, the coupe version should offer better performance and a higher range in the same configurations, as observed on the Audi e-tron Sportback vis-a-vis the regular Audi e-SUV. For reference, below are the Skoda Enyaq iV specifications:
|Parameter/Specification||Enyaq 50 iV||Enyaq 60 iV||Enyaq 80 iV||Enyaq 80X iV||Enyaq RS iV|
|Power||109 kW||132 kW||150 kW||195 kW||225 kW|
|Torque||220 Nm||310 Nm||310 Nm||425 Nm||460 Nm|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||11.4 seconds||8.7 seconds||8.5 seconds||6.9 seconds||6.2 seconds|
|Top Speed||160 km/h||160 km/h||160 km/h||160 km/h||180 km/h|
|Battery Pack||55 kWh/52 kWh||62 kWh/58 kWh||62 kWh/58 kWh||82 kWh/77 kWh||82 kWh/77 kWh|
|Range (WLTP)||340 km||390 km||510 km||460 km||460 km|
EVW gathers that the Enyaq iV could have more than just one derivative. The range could be expanded in the coming years and it is likely that Skoda would go in the downward direction than create more premium vehicles. Skoda has confirmed that it plans to launch entry variants of existing cars to make an offer that is enticing to more buyers.
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe will rival the VW ID.5, which debuts in the third quarter of the year. In markets that place importance on rear-seat comfort, the coupe version may not be deemed fit.
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