Skoda Enyaq Coupé vRS long-term test: report 5

The Enyaq Coupé vRS is a new type of car for Skoda: an electric coupé SUV with an emphasis on looks and performance. But does it make sense in real-world use?...

Skoda Enyaq Coupe twins

The car Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV vRS Run by Allan Muir, managing editor

Why we’re running it To see whether the most stylish and powerful Skoda yet can justify its relatively high price

Needs to Live up to its sporty brief by being great fun to drive while still proving easy to live with and having a generous real-world range

Mileage 3075 List price £54,370 Target Price £53,833 Price as tested £54,990 Test range 245 miles Official range 323 miles

28 June 2023 – Non-identical twins

My Skoda Enyaq Coupé picked up a nasty crack in its windscreen recently and was off the road for a couple of weeks while a new screen was sourced by my local dealer.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe cracked screen 1

Although the loan car I was given in the meantime was another vRS model like mine, it was subtly different to drive, because it was riding on Pirelli tyres rather than my car’s Bridgestones.

As a consequence, the steering felt lighter and more responsive, and the low-speed ride seemed less fractious. It’s usually pot luck as to which brand of original equipment tyres are fitted when you buy a new car, but given the choice, I’d take the Pirellis.

The loan car also differed in that was showing just over 300 miles of range from a full charge, whereas mine hasn’t got much beyond the 245-mile mark yet, despite the recent warmer weather. At least the predicted range readout is proving fairly trustworthy.

In one way, though, the loan car was just like mine: it had a bit of a rattle from around the tailgate. 

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