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New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS breaks cover

There’s a new hot Skoda in town - so say hello to the crowd-pleasing new Enyaq Coupe iV vRS.

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That legendary vRS badge has long been a favourite of petrolheads. And in case you’re wondering, it stands for ‘Victory Rally Sport’.

For the past 20 years that emblem has adorned the sportiest cars to emerge from the Czech firm’s factories, starting with the Mk1 Octavia vRS 20 years ago and also producing the seriously-popular diesel Fabia vRS of the mid-Noughties.

Now, however, the vRS insignia has been lovingly affixed to Skoda’s all-electric, award-winning Enyaq iV. And it’s the first fully-electric vehicle ever to wear it with pride.

In case you need reminding, the Enyaq iV is Skoda’s answer to the Volkswagen ID.4, the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5. And this is the sleeker ‘Coupe’ variant of the SUV which was first revealed back in January this year.

Like the ID.4 has a souped-up ‘GTX’ model, the Enyaq Coupe iV vRS is Skoda’s equivalent. And on paper, they boast remarkably similar stats - which is perhaps not surprising when you realise they’re sibling cars from the same ‘VW Group’ automotive family.

The Enyaq Coupe iV vRS gets power of 299 PS, all-wheel drive and 460 Nm of torque. That power comes by way of an 82 kWh battery pack that also gives a range of 309 miles. That’s pretty much on a par with the ID.4 GTX.

It’s capable of sprinting from 0-62 mph in just 6.5 seconds and then on to a top speed of 111 mph. Meanwhile the Coupe iV vRS can also be rapid DC charged at speeds of up to 135 kW via a CCS connector. This means an 80% charge can be achieved in as little as 36 minutes when connected to a 150 kW charger or faster. On a standard 7.2 kW home wallbox, a charge from empty to full will take around 13 hours.

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Design wise, there are new sports bumpers, 20 inch alloy wheels, and an illuminated ‘Crystal Face’ front grille.

The badges, tailgate lettering and the air curtain trim on the front apron are also finished in black, while the rear bumper adds a full-length red reflector – a design feature shared with all other Skoda vRS models.

You can also enjoy a full-length panoramic glass roof as standard with your lease.

The interior has also been uprated, as befits the ‘sporting flagship of the range’, says Skoda.

There are heated leather sports seats with integrated headrests, a vRS leather multifunction sports steering and dashboard is dripping in leather-effect trim, too.

The standard equipment also includes carbon effect inserts on the dashboard and door trim and aluminium pedals, plus LED ambient lighting and an electrically operated boot with virtual pedal.

A Skoda spokesperson adds: 

“To further enhance the Enyaq’s responsive driving experience, the Coupe iV vRS is equipped as standard with a sports chassis that is 15mm lower at the front and 10mm at the rear. Dynamic steering is also standard on vRS models.”

The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV is available to order this week with on-the-road prices starting from £51,885.

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Tuesday, 10/05/2022