This is our greatest appear however at the approaching Skoda Enyaq coupe, spied in minimum camouflage, as closing enhancement tests receives beneath way ahead of the car’s launch in 2022.
Skoda’s new EV will be revealed in entire late following 12 months, but when it comes it willl occupy a exceptional posture in the marketplace as a single of the initial mainstream electric powered SUV coupes. Competitors will swiftly get there in the form of the Nissan Aryia, nevertheless.
The entrance conclude of this mule is similar to the common Skoda Enyaq’s. It shares the identical sharp headlamps, broad grille, entrance doors and tall experience-peak. Nonetheless, from the B-pillar rearwards almost everything is new, with a clean sloping roofline, tweaked rear doors and a svelte tailgate, identical in design to people uncovered on the 2019 Skoda Eyesight iV concept.
Inspite of the styling discrepancies, the Enyaq coupe will be primarily based on the identical MEB system as the common SUV – which implies prospective buyers really should be offered the identical powertrain assortment. Entry-amount designs will get a solitary 177bhp electric powered motor, whilst the assortment-topping vRS variant really should characteristic a 302bhp twin-motor setup.
Battery packs really should also be shared involving the two cars, with a 62kWh unit getting fitted as common and an 82kWh unit getting offered as an optional further. Nonetheless, because of to this new coupe’s far more aerodynamic form, we could see a insignificant advancement around the common SUV’s highest assortment of 316 miles.
The new Enyaq coupe will arrive with 50kW DC rapidly charging as common, despite the fact that the 62kWh battery will offer optional support for 100kW charging. The 82kWh will be out there with even more quickly 125kW charging – and Skoda has earlier explained that it will choose involving 6 and eight several hours to demand the battery with a 7kW domestic wallbox.
Within, prospective buyers will get the identical compact digital instrument cluster, thirteen-inch infotainment process, capacitive heater controls and dashboard design as the common Enyaq SUV. Nonetheless, because of to the new sloping tailgate, the Enyaq coupe’s boot will drop drastically in dimension around the common Enyaq’s 585-litre capacity.
Devices amounts will be comparable, however, with the entry-amount design obtaining artificial leather-based upholstery, brushed aluminium trim, air-conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel, rear parking sensors and a customisable ambient lighting process.
Like all coupe-SUVs, the Enyaq coupe will have a premium around its conventionally formed sibling. We’re anticipating a hike of all-around £1,000 around the common design, which really should set the new car’s foundation-value at all-around £31,500 once the Government’s £3,000 plug-in motor vehicle grant has been utilized.
Examine out our considered on the new Skoda Enyaq prototype listed here…