Say hello to…
…the Skoda Enyaq Coupe the sleeker looking version of the all-electric Enyaq mid-size SUV and with near-identical design and underpinnings to the Volkswagen ID5. While both the regular Enyaq has been on sale for some time, as has the Coupe version in quick vRS form, Skoda is now offering the Coupe with lower power and a longer range which also mean a more attractive price.
While the car is called a Coupe, it’s not really anything of the sort. It’s still an SUV, just one that has a lower, more swooping, rear roof line and, ultimately, a smaller boot.
Skoda’s trim levels for the Enyaq Coupe are not the simplest – even when you exclude the vRS. There are two battery options; 60 and 80. Both are available with the first four trim levels (Loft, Lounge, Suite & Ecosuite). The 80 can then also be ordered in Sportline Plus trim with either rear or all-wheel drive.
- Sportline Plus
Standard equipment on the Loft includes 19-inch alloys, 13-inch infotainment screen, an umbrella, Bluetooth, cruise control with speed limiter, dual-zone climate control, lane assist, auto wipers and lights, panoramic glass roof, front and rear parking sensors, satnav, USB socket, fabric trim and wireless smartphone link.
Lounge adds upgraded interior materials.
Suite trim adds fake leather upholstery.
Ecosuite adds real leather.
Sportline Plus adds a heated sports steering wheel, sports body kit and 21-inch alloys.
Is The Skoda Enyaq Coupe Suitable For My Fleet
While the sloping roof does cut rear seat headroom, it’s not by much and most passengers in the back won’t have any trouble fitting in. The more horizontal boot lid, may have issues for some who want ultimate carrying capacity or those who have dogs, but the load area is still huge at 585 litres. Even in basic Loft trim the car is still very well equipped which, plus the fact it’s an EV and in the 2% BIK band, makes it exceedingly fleet-suitable.
Leasing A Skoda Enyaq Coupe
When we drive the Volkswagen ID5 with the same underpinnings (although more equipment) the lease rate from Intelligent Car Leasing was £827 a month. The Skoda Enyaq Coupe 80 in Loft trim, tested here, is just £475 a month on the same 3+36 contract with 20,000 miles a year.
Driving A Skoda Enyaq Coupe
It’s amazing how much difference an infotainment software update can make to a driving experience. FleetandLeasing.com, like many others, has been critical of the VW Group control systems that were launched with the ID3 and have been rolled out across a host of cars, including the Skoda Enyaq.
However, the Enyaq Coupe features the latest operating system which is hugely improved. As well as feeling more responsive, the logic has been improved too and controls are now more easily accessed. Things aren’t perfect, but they are much better.
The cabin materials used in the base-trim Loft version are also impressive. While cloth seats aren’t normally worthy of mention Skoda has upped the game in this area and matched the same material to the top of the dashboard. The only oddly incongruously cheap-feeling material is the plastic on the door pull.
The driving experience is, for the most part, a good balance between comfort and fun. The car is refined, stable and comfortable on the motorway and easy and smooth to drive round town. Our car was fitted with optional 20-inch alloys and we’d advise against them as smaller wheels and tyres with higher sidewalls are likely to being a slightly better ride over typical British b-roads. On the 20s the car tended to thud over undulations and potholes more than you’d want.
However, what’s really impressive about the Enyaq driving experience is the real-world range thanks to first rate efficiency.
Over mostly motorway miles, which aren’t typically the most efficient for EVs, we achieved 3.8 miles per kWh which equates to a range just shy of 300 miles. Put a bit of eco-effort in and you’ll be the good side of that point during the summer.
The overall package the Enyaq offers is seriously attractive and one that shows you can have high value and high quality.
FleetandLeasing.com Verdict On The Skoda Enyaq Coupe
A very strong example of how to do electric SUVs for business drivers.
Skoda Enyaq Coupe
- Model: Enyaq Coupe iV 80 Loft
- Power: 204hp
- Torque: 310Nm
- Max speed: 99mph
- 0-62mph: 8.5s
- Official range: 345 miles
- Test range: 293 miles
- CO2 emissions: 0g/km
- BIK tax band 2022/23: 2%