Skoda has expanded the RS brand to include petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid power – and soon, you’ll be able to add electric power to that list.

    The upcoming Enyaq RS will pack 225kW and hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, making it 0.8 seconds faster than the slightly larger, diesel-powered Kodiaq RS on the benchmark sprint.

    Skoda hasn’t disclosed a torque figure, but says the performance-oriented Enyaq will be all-wheel drive. Claimed range is 460km.

    When it launches, the Enyaq iV will be available with five different powertrain configurations. Base models will be rear-wheel drive, while high-end options will be all-wheel drive.

    The base model will feature a 55kWh battery pack and a 109kW rear-mounted electric motor, good for a claimed range of 340km.

    Moving up brings a 62kWh battery and 132kW motor for a 390km range, while the longest-range model will be the iV 80 with its 82kWh battery and 150kW electric motor – good for a claimed 500km on a single charge.

    Skoda preparing electric Enyaq RS

    Finally, there will be a sub-RS all-wheel drive model. Dubbed iV 80X, it will pack 195kW of power and a 460km range.

    When you run flat, Skoda says the Enyaq will be able to charge at 125kW using DC public charge infrastructure. Juicing from 10 per cent to 80 per cent will take around 40 minutes.

    At 4685mm long and 1877mm wide, the Enyaq is 14mm shorter and 5mm narrower than a Kodiaq, with a 67mm lower roofline. Despite its (slightly) more compact proportions, the Enyaq will still offer 585L of boot space with the rear seats in place.

    Skoda preparing electric Enyaq RS

    It’s built on the Volkswagen Group’s latest MEB electric underpinnings, shared with the Volkswagen ID.3 set to launch later this year in Europe.

    The first pure-electric Volkswagen ID model to arrive in Australia will be the ID.4 SUV, set to touch down in 2022 or 2023.

    Skoda hasn’t confirmed whether the Enyaq will be offered in Australia, but says “if Enyaq becomes available Skoda Australia will definitely have its hand up”.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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