Skoda Enyaq Coupé vRS long-term test: report 8

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 at rapid charger

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 5120 List price £54,370 Target Price £53,162 Price as tested £54,990 Test range 265 miles Official range 323 miles

29 August 2023 – Standing out in the crowd

If you want a car that attracts attention, you could buy a Lamborghini (if you have lots of money), or you could choose a Skoda Enyaq Coupé with Hyper Green paint. Subtle my car is not.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe in car park

Even after six months of living with one, I sometimes still find myself being startled if I walk around a corner and suddenly spot my car when it’s parked up, because it looks so dramatic and stands out so much in the crowd. 

To be clear, I have no problem with this; it’s kind of the raison d’etre of a car like the Enyaq Coupé. And as colleague James Tute pointed out when he borrowed my car recently, the dayglo paint probably offers safety benefits in grotty conditions. Driving around in it is like wearing an all-encompassing hi-vis vest, and that can be reassuring when visibility is poor.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe being washed 1

That in itself is an incentive for me to keep my car clean – although I doubt I could accumulate enough grime in five years' worth of driving to make my car look any less conspicuous.

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