Skoda Enyaq coupe iV RS: the electric SUV is excited

Long before the release of the Enyaq, when Skoda started talking about the arrival of a future electric car, it was an SUV silhouette with a sloping hatchback placed in front. First with the Vision E concept car, presented at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2017, then the Vision iV unveiled in Geneva two years later. however, the Czech brand is the latest from the Volkswagen group to market a coupe version of its Enyaq electric SUV, a few months after its cousins ​​the Volkswagen ID.5 and Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback. Thanks to its relatively low rear window, the Skoda Enyaq managed to hide its massive appearance well… Even if it had to do without a rear wiper as a result. An increasingly common disease, which also affects the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. The practical aspects are saved, with roominess and modularity intact, while the trunk volume looks respectable, with 570 liters.

If the line is attractive, the color of our test copy will love the look. This almost fluorescent yellow green (officially called Mamba green), which resembles the tint of a highlighter, is a new feature reserved for the RS version. As is the tradition of this Skoda badge, this means that our test copy has most powerful mechanic offered in Enyaq. The two motors (one on each axle, providing all-wheel drive) form a 299 hp combined power. Here is a set already known for the Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro and Volkswagen ID.4 GTX. At Skoda, on the other hand, it is new and reserved for the cut version of the Enyaq.

Solid performance, but not exceptional

When driving, this mechanism clearly shows similarities with both the motorized Q4 and ID.4. Vitality is palpable, with 0 to 100 km/h claimed in 6.5 seconds, but the reminders are still not a sportswoman. The fault lies in the very high mass (2,253 kg) of this SUV. Similarly, the top speed is limited to 180 km/h, which is quite low for a model of this power. We notice, compared to its cousins, an accelerator with a slightly more reactive mapping: as soon as we touch the right pedal, the Enyaq RS takes off. We regret that the extension is not more important: the performance appears to be lower than a Tesla Model Y Long Autonomy, for example.

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