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LONDON, UK (Pocket Ribbon) – Skoda’s first-ever all-electric car, the Enyaq, has been unveiled in a new, sportier-looking variant: the Enyaq Coupe iV. Pocket ribbon was at the unveiling of Skoda’s latest EV in London, where the Czech brand pulled the curtain on its new SUV model.

Initially it will only be available as the Enyaq Coupe RS iV – that’s the ‘hot’ version pictured here, in a so-called Mamba Green paintwork – but after three months the standard Coupe iV model will go on sale.

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No price has been set yet – although Skoda acknowledges it will be the most expensive model in its range – with pre-orders starting from February, and the RS models will arrive with customers from July. That will be followed by pre-orders in May for the standard Coupe iV, but the go-to date is only expected to follow for a short period of time, with UK deliveries expected around August.

So what does the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV offer? Well, aside from that sloping roofline and thus sportier looks, the aerodynamic shape should improve overall range – with Skoda claiming 545km/338m per payload. But don’t consider that a huge boost: The original Enyaq had an official range of 332 miles, so it’s hardly different.

Charging speed has also been increased, with an 80 percent charge from empty possible in less than 30 minutes. Skoda hasn’t confirmed the spec, but that suggests to us it must be a 150kW system – because the 125kW available on the original Enyaq (introduced December 2021) wasn’t even that fast.

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Speaking of speed, the Coupe RS adds plenty of punch, with a 0-100kph/0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds, giving the original Enyaq 8 seconds flatter over the same distance. Some wouldn’t call that true RS performance, though, as the Volvo XC40 Recharge can cover that distance in just 4.7 seconds.

First impression

We said the original Skoda Enyaq seemed like a “sound and sensible investment”. The Coup√© version, meanwhile, deliberately looks a bit nicer, with the allure of more speed and an entirely sportier and more attractive look.

We expect to ride the Enyaq Coupe iV in the spring, after which we’ll give you our full review of what it feels like to be behind the wheel. And maybe we’ll drive an unfinished one in Mamba Green, huh?

Written by Mike Lowe.

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