Skoda has given us another look at the upcoming coupe version of its electric SUV.
The Czech automaker has previewed the Enyaq Coupe iV with two official design sketches ahead of its official reveal on January 31, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic.
To point out the obvious, the Enyaq Coupe iV is a sleeker version of the regular Enyaq iV with a steeply-raked rear window and a fastback profile, much like the Volkswagen ID.5 is a sleeker version of the ID.4.
It’s unclear if or when the Enyaq Coupe iV will come to Australia but its SUV counterpart is firming for Australia, with Skoda confirming last year it’s aiming to confirm an arrival time this year.
The design sketches show the Enyaq Coupe iV with a flat grille, an angular front apron, body-coloured side skirts and large wheels.
It’s expected these wheels will be toned down for the production version, with the regular Enyaq SUV offering alloy wheel sizes ranging from 19-inches to 21-inches.
Near the A-pillar a Founders Edition badge can be seen which hints towards Skoda offering a launch edition version of the Enyaq Coupe iV, as it did when it revealed the regular Enyaq iV SUV.
The design sketches don’t show the rear of the Enyaq Coupe iV, although Skoda mentions it has a “sharp tear-off edge”, Skoda lettering spanning the rear and the brand’s signature C-shaped tail light signature.
In late 2021, Skoda released a single teaser image of the Enyaq Coupe iV showing its side profile.
The Czech automaker claims the Enyaq Coupe iV has a best-in-class drag coefficient of just 0.234, which is around 0.04 less than the regular Enyaq iV SUV.
It says this is due to the sloped rear end and “understated” boot-lip spoiler.
Also in September 2021, Skoda showed off the coupe SUV in prototype form covered in a black-and-white camouflage wrap.
The overall silhouette of the prototype Enyaq Coupe iV resembled a lifted version of the Skoda Octavia liftback.
Compared to the regular Enyaq iV, the coupe variant is said to be 4mm longer at 4563mm, have the same 1879mm width, be 1mm taller at 1617mm, and have the same 2765mm wheelbase.
Despite its coupe SUV silhouette, Skoda says the Enyaq Coupe iV will have a boot capacity of 570L, which is only 15L less than its SUV counterpart.
Like the regular Enyaq model, the coupe variant will feature an illuminated grille with 131 LEDs.
Skoda has confirmed the Enyaq Coupe will stay close to the regular Enyaq in terms of powertrains, technology and equipment.
The Enyaq Coupe iV will be available with either single-motor rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive electric powertrains that produce between 132 and 220kW of power.
Skoda has previously said there’ll be two different battery pack sizes available, either a 62kWh unit or a larger 82kWh one.
Directly comparing these to the regular Enyaq, the entry-level rear-wheel drive drive Enyaq 50 iV produces 109kW and 220Nm of torque and has a 55kWh battery, whereas the top-of-the-range all-wheel drive Enyaq RS iV has 225kW and 460Nm with a larger 82kWh battery.
It’s unclear how many trim levels Skoda will offer the Enyaq Coupe iV in at this stage.
Inside the coupe SUV, Skoda has said it’ll offer “eco-friendly materials” with three different upholstery packages.
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