Performance & drive
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
One of the things we like about the regular Skoda Enyaq is its strong power delivery, and the Enyaq Coupé doesn’t disappoint in this area, either. The rear-wheel drive 77kWh 80 version will officially accelerate from 0-62mph in a zippy 8.8sec.
As well as the 80 model, there are three other power choices. The first is a less potent rear-wheel drive, single motor 60 model that produces 132kW and has a 58kWh battery (usable). Like the 80, it’s been borrowed from the boxier Enyaq, in which it gives you an official range of 256 miles.
The Enyaq Coupé grips well in bends and doesn’t loll sideways as much as you’d expect, while the fairly weighty steering helps you place the car precisely on the road. Even so, no version is particularly sporty and all of them feel as heavy and tall as they are – even the vRS isn’t something you’d deliberately take out for a spirited Sunday drive.
If you want something overtly sporty and don’t mind compromising the SUV elements of your electric car, the Tesla Model 3 would be worth your time.
To be fair to the Enyaq Coupé, being a B-road barnstormer isn’t really something it was designed for. To that end, when you're not out to test the handling, the ride is generally quite nice, even if it is on the firmer side of things. You tend to feel imperfections and potholes as you drive over them but never to such an extent that it becomes uncomfortable.
As is often the case, versions with larger wheels aren’t quite as comfortable, thudding their way through larger potholes in a much less dignified manner. That said, they're not as crashy as the Renault Arkana.
Being an electric vehicle, the Enyaq Coupé has the luxury of having zero engine noise (save the slight whine of the motors). At motorway speeds, it doesn’t create much road noise either, and you’ll hear only the faint whistle of wind around the door mirrors. The only thing that lets it down is suspension noise, which you’ll definitely notice along a bumpy stretch of road.
Taking the lead from the standard Enyaq, all versions of the Enyaq Coupé are capable of fast-charging – up to 120kW for the entry-level 60 model and 135kW for the all-wheel drive models. In real-world terms, that means the Coupé 80 can charge from 10-80% in just 29 minutes. If you can’t find a fast charger, an 11kW home wall box will charge the car in six to eight hours, and plugging into a standard three-pin socket will take considerably longer.