Skoda’s all-electric SUV-coupe will be based on the VW ID.5; a vRS performance option is possible.
On January 31, Skoda will unveil the coupé variant of its Enyaq iV electric SUV. The Enyaq Coupé iV is Skoda’s take on the Volkswagen ID.5, which is a rakish-roofed version of the Volkswagen ID.4.
- Electric SUV-coupe to be “particularly efficient to drive”
- Expected to share battery packs with the standard Enyaq iV
- Enyaq iV likely to arrive in India next year
What’s new about the Skoda Enyaq iV Coupé?
The Enyaq Coupé will be similar to the straight-backed SUV inside and out, save from the revised silhouette. According to a teaser video, it will have the same light-up front grille as the existing car, and the interior will be “influenced by modern living surroundings, with a similar focus on sustainability.
Skoda claims that its new coupé-SUV has a drag coefficient of 0.234, which it claims is the best in its class and makes the new model “especially efficient to drive.
The Enyaq Coupé is expected to use the same batteries as the conventional car, with the largest, 77kWh battery pack having a potential range of little more than 536 kilometres. A 58kWh battery with a lesser capacity is estimated to have a range of roughly 418 kilometres.
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Skoda is yet to confirm whether the coupé variant will have the same range of powertrain options. The regular Enyaq comes with a rear-mounted 179hp or 204hp motor, or a motor on each axle for a total output of 266hp.
The 300hp Enyaq vRS – which will be closely similar to the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX – has yet to be revealed, although the trim could debut first on the Enyaq Coupé.
Skoda hasn’t said how much the Enyaq Coupé will cost, but its style-focused pricing will almost certainly be higher than the regular car.
Skoda’s upcoming India debuts
Skoda is set to reintroduce the facelifted Kodiaq SUV in petrol form next month, after it was withdrawn when the company moved to comply with BS6 standards.
The brand’s new Slavia midsize sedan is also in the works. The Slavia will compete against the Honda City and Hyundai Verna, and, like the Kushaq, will be powered by a pair of turbo-petrol engines with manual and automatic transmission options.
Skoda plans to bring the basic Envaq iV electric vehicle to India by early 2023. Skoda, unlike most other European automakers, is considering building the Enyaq locally.