Skoda Enyaq Coupé – Should you choose it for a larger variety?

Skoda Enyaq Coupé – Should you choose it for a larger variety?


Fourteen years ago, friends and foes wondered what BMW has in BMW to bring about as insignificant damage as the X6 in the world. We belonged to a hostile camp, but we have to admit that BMW won gold in 2008 with the first SUV coupe. Today, almost every car brand has an X6 follower in its range.

Even the volume Skoda agreed, giving the Enyaq iV a lightweight and more powerful roof rack. But Skoda would not be Skoda if it did not have practical benefits as well. Because it turns out, with a drag coefficient of 0.234, coupé has a much better improvement. This ensures less power consumption, and therefore a larger layer.

Skoda Enyaq Coupé in four engine types

As with many other electric vehicles from the Volkswagen Group, the MEB platform forms the basis of the Skoda Enyaq Coupé. You can choose from two battery packs and four engine variants. The Enyaq Coupé iV 60 has a capacity of 58 kWh and generates 180 hp on the rear wheels. Under the rear-wheel drive iV 80 is a 77 kWh battery and power is 204 hp.

The next step is a four-wheel drive iV 80x (77 kWh, 265 hp) and the top model is 306 hp RS (77 kWh, also a four-wheel drive). The latter is the flagship of the Volkswagen.5 GTX and has a top speed that is not only at 160 km / h, as with other Enyaqs, but up to 180 km / h.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe Test: every benefit …

We drive the rear wheel drive Enyaq Coupé iV 80, the longest range version. It travels 545 miles according to WLTP standards. That’s about eight miles above the standard Enyaq iV 80 range. The lateral difference, but still greater than the charging cable is longer.

The Enyaq Coupé can have a coupé roof, 4.65 meters high and 1.62 meters high, remains a large car, with a large interior space. Only adult adults should bow their heads when entering and leaving. On the other hand, when sitting in the back seat, everyone can stretch their legs and necks, despite the presence of a panoramic roof.

In addition to reducing the ease of entry, the coupé version has other (minor) disadvantages. With the back seat in the passenger seat, the luggage space swallows 15 liters less in bags and boxes than that of the standard Enyaq. We still can’t imagine anyone complaining about the 570-liter trunk. However, you still have the remaining 1620 liters for all your items, which you can easily install on a flat loading floor.

A bit like slaloming with elephants

You will feel at home quickly in a well-finished interior with its soft accessories, though some drivers will have to adjust a large number of icons on a large touch screen (13 inches). At first it’s like looking at a sandwich and sprinkles. Fortunately, Enyaq still has the most frequently used physical keys, instead of those powerless touch surfaces. The instrument in front of the driver’s nose is also digital and, if desired, displays a moving screen. Additionally, our test drive also has a head display.

Enyaq Coupé has a well-placed chassis that we already know. It provides consistent road maintenance and creates a perfect combination with the steering wheel. Speed ​​corners are not a problem for the car, but due to the car’s weight of approximately 2.1 tons, it still feels like hitting an elephant. The light-hearted are different. Like most electric cars, the very high Czech is designed for quiet travel. Wind noise and chassis noise do not completely penetrate the interior and the pilot car seats provide a lot of side support.

On country roads and in city traffic you can use fully automatic brakes. With a select lever you can control the level at which the car locks on the electric motor in such a way that it is difficult to use the brake pedal.

Improved software for slightly faster loading

Despite its fast-paced appearance, the Enyaq Coupé is the average fast charger as a flexible version with a flexible roof line. At 135 kW, the fast charging cake is gone, but the new software ensures that the charging process is faster than before. On a fast charger, the battery pack comes out with a capacity of 10 to 80 percent within 29 minutes. This takes about eight hours on an 11 kW home charger. Enyaq already submitted will also receive software updates in the near future. This requires visiting a workshop, after which air updates are possible.

In the higher version of RS, Enyaq Coupé should cost 58,990 euros in the Netherlands. The IV80 is 2100 euros cheaper. For the iV60 – with a small 58 kWh battery – you have lost at least 51,690 euros.

Conclusion

We do not expect many Enyaq buyers to fail with the coupé version because of the larger package. No, it will just be about the more flexible lines, which are certainly better with the Czech than with many other lines. The biggest drawback is the easy entry, the space agreement is very limited. What remains is an EV with an attractive, pleasing-looking drive with a good array, but only moderate performance charging.