► Claimed range of 332 miles
► UK buyers won't get boggo cars
► Hot vRS in the works
If you were feeling kind, you could say the British public are discerning when it comes to cars. People want M Sport, S Line, AMG Line. They want big wheels and premium sound systems.
They want something flash. There's no other word for it.
Skoda is well aware of this, which explains its flashest car yet. After all, going electric is as much a lifestyle choice as it is an ecological one. Plus it has the all-important coupe-come SUV lines.
Importantly, there will be a vRS version.
vRS you say?
I do say. Expect it to get the full reveal treatment at the beginning of 2022, with deliveries in the UK starting Q3.
Details are still sketchy. But expect it to share a powertrain with the VW ID.4 GTX . This means it will have a 77kWH battery, twin motors, four-wheel drive and 295bhp.
But you didn't drive that?
No I didn't. The camouflage test car you see before you is an iV 80. Stats fans, take note. That means 82kWh battery and 201bhp.
The Enyaq Coupe will also be offered with iv60 (62kWh, 177bhp) and 80x (82kwh, 261bhp). The latter coming with four-wheel drive.
So how does it differ from the regular Enyaq?
Suppose I better mention the shape here. The Camo'd test car didn't reveal much. But it definitely looks svelter, even though it's basically the same as an Enyaq from the front.
The rear is the most changed aspect, and even then it retains the same rear lights.
The most interesting part of the car, the C-pillar, is particularly well hidden. But it looks as though it's solid and thick. Team that with the glass roof and dark alloys, and it helps shrink the design to make it look smaller than the regular car.
This lower drag body helps raise the official range to 332 miles for the bigger batteried car, One whole mile more than the non-coupe.
The Coupe is the first car to trial Skoda's newest infotainment. In a world where Tesla has 8.6million Instagram followers and Skoda has just 290,000, tech and infotainment is as important as design. So Skoda is keeping details of this under wraps. But it has said that it improves charging times.
Remember what I was saying about Brits being discerning? The UK won't even get boggo Enyaq Coupes.
How does it drive?
It's solid and well-tempered. Comfortable. But won't set your loins alight. There's plenty of push from low down. Mid-range is pretty good too, and hitting 130kph down the autobahn was easily done.
Makes a bit of a racket at high speeds mind you. Especially when going over painted lines. And our test car was on 19-inch wheels, the smallest available. They go all the way to 21-inch.
The steering is neutral and suffers from no dead spots. It's available with DCC to help stiffen the steering up.
Brakes are a bit spongy. But overall it's a serene experience. Very comfortable, and on the squashy side of soft. Brits' hardened by concrete-like German suspension over the years might find themselves moving around in their seats quite a bit.
Interior any good?
The interior is pretty good. Not that you'll see it here. Bizarrely Skoda wouldn't let us take any pictures.
Nevertheless, when you step into the Enyaq Coupe the first thing that strikes you is the space. The central console design, the tiny flickswitch gearlever, the floating command centre, it all works to make it look and feel like there's a huge amount of room.
The standard glass roof helps this too. It's enormous and the largest one Skoda has ever fitted to a coupe.
The switchgear is business as usual. Like the regular Enyaq it's pretty spec dependent. Lower level cars are a sea of dark and dull colours. Lighter colours really suit the airy atmosphere.
Boot space is down to 570 litres (regular Enyaq is 585 litres). This isn't that much considering the sloping roofline. And it's still pretty wide and flat.
Skoda Enyaq Coupe: verdict
The Coupe is suitably different enough to the Enyaq to get juices flowing. It does the bare minimum and no more in order to charge more money.
No word on the price difference yet, but we expect it to be around £1,500 more like for like.
The real proof of concept will be with the vRS. Will Skoda perform enough changes to charge even more money? Because the British public is willing to pay.