Skoda is ramping-up the performance of its electric vehicles (EV) with the launch of a 299PS all-wheel-drive vRS version of its new Enyaq Coupé.
The forthcoming model is set to be the Czech brand’s first vRS-branded EV and delivers performance similar to the recently-unveiled Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Max, which shares the same MED-platform underpinnings and power output – accelrating to 62mph in 6.5 seconds.
All versions of the new Enyaq Coupé feature an 82kWh battery, offering a WLTP range of up to 335 miles.
While the £51,885 Enyaq Coupé vRS was first unveiled last month, Skoda has now revealed further details of the rest of the model line-up.
A single motor, rear-wheel-drive, ‘80’ version with 204PS kicks off the range
Skoda said that the new Enyaq model’s more rakish silhouette improves aerodynamics, when compared to a regular Enyaq model, helping to boost range.
The Enyaq Coupé still offers a boot capacity of 570 litres and should fulfil the brand’s USP of delivering family-sized cabin space to match.
The car’s lowered roofline is combined with sporty styling accents at the front and rear, along with alloy wheels of up to 21-inches in diameter, to give a sleek and distinctive appearance.
The vRS model, which is the first all-electric member of the vRS family from Skoda, stands out with an illuminated grille and horizontal light strip at the front.
All Enyaq Coupé’s have a fast‑charging capacity of up to 135kW, allowing the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes (36 mins for vRS).
An optional heat pump for heating and air conditioning the interior can provide greater efficiency and a longer range.
The infotainment system in the new Enyaq Coupé features a 5.3-inch Digital Cockpit, the largest central display in the current Skoda portfolio – measuring 13 inches – and the latest ME3 software version.
A permanent internet connection ensures the systems are always up-to-date, while allowing battery charging or air conditioning to be controlled remotely via the MySkoda app.