Read Caroline’s Skoda Enyaq Coupé review for everything you need to know about buying Skoda’s new stylish electric SUV in Ireland.

The Skoda Enyaq has been one of the Skoda brand’s most high profile new cars of recent years. The all-electric SUV has helped Skoda take another leap forward in design and quality, along with some very capable electric underpinnings and battery technology.

Now Skoda Ireland has expanded the range with the arrival of the new Enyaq Coupé, an even more stylish and desirable SUV-coupé based on the Enyaq.

It goes on sale in Ireland priced from €51,329 on the road with two batteries available, single and dual motor versions, and up to 552 kilometres of range (WLTP) depending on model.

The new Skoda Enyaq Coupé on test for Changing Lanes
The new Skoda Enyaq Coupé on test for Changing Lanes

What’s so special about the Skoda Enyaq Coupé?

The Enyaq Coupé shares much with the Enyaq SUV but packages it all in a sportier and sleeker package. The difference is the roof slopes down sharply at the rear, giving more ‘coupé-like’ grace to the Enyaq’s design.

It is a very handsome car and shows the trajectory that Skoda has taken as a brand to make cars with real style and presence. The test car featured the Advanced Pack (€9,153), which adds many desirable features and the ‘Crystal face’ illuminated grille. Fancy!

Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera and a panoramic sunroof.

There’s also a Sportline version available with 20-inch alloy wheels, sportier bumpers, and black detailing.

The top of the range Enyaq Coupé RS is the most powerful of the range with 295hp, the first ever all-electric Skoda RS model.

But it’s the interior of the Enyaq Coupé that really helps this car to command attention.

The interior of the new Enyaq Coupé
The interior of the new Enyaq Coupé

Inside the Enyaq Coupé

Firstly the Enyaq Coupé is huge inside. Skodas are notorious for space and practicality!

The standard fit panoramic sunroof gives a light and pleasant atmosphere for all passengers. The footwells in the back are very large and this SUV should work well as a family car.

There’s no real compromise for that coupé-style sloping roofline. Boot volume only goes down about 15 litres compared to the standard Enyaq. At 570 litres, it’s huge! A powered tailgate is available.

Up front, the Enyaq Coupé offers a great cabin experience. The quality is very good with lots of soft touch panels and a sincere lack of scratchy plastic. It’s minimalist in its design but wraps around the driver nicely all the same.

A 13-inch touchscreen comes as standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Like many Volkswagen Group products, the ventilation controls are operated from the screen. It looks good but a few extra switches and dials would be a useful addition.

But generally this is a magnificent cabin.

Rear legroom in the Enyaq Coupé
Rear legroom in the Enyaq Coupé

Driving the Enyaq Coupé iV 80

The range kicks off with the Enyaq Coupé iV 60 (from €51,329 OTR) that uses a 58kWh battery to give a range of up to 403 kilometres (WLTP). The power output is 180hp.

For more power (204hp) and range (552 kilometres WLTP), there’s the iV 80 with a 77kWh battery (from €62,685). There’s also a dual motor version available, the iV 80X 4×4.

I was driving the iV 80 single motor, rear wheel drive and it impresses for its range and cruising ability with good refinement making for a pleasant drive. It is quite firmly sprung so picks up little imperfections in the road surface and never really entirely settles down beneath you.

It has been designed to be sportier than the Enyaq but that’s not really where it excels. The handling and steering is just fine for a large electric SUV, but it feels too heavy for any real enthusiastic driving. It’s plenty powerful though with smooth, swift acceleration.

It also seems quite efficient for its size, averaging about 18 kWh per 100 kilometres during my test drive. It’s easy to achieve over 400 kilometres on a full battery charge.

The iV 80 has DC fast charging up to 135kW. AC charging is possible up to 11kW.

The Skoda Enyaq Coupé is a stylish and versatile SUV-coupé
The Skoda Enyaq Coupé is a stylish and practical SUV-coupé

Did you like it?

The Skoda Enyaq Coupé brings exclusive style and even more desirability to the Enyaq range. It also shares many of the Enyaq’s great qualities – a nice cabin, spacious interior, big boot, and excellent range and battery technology.

Ride comfort is not perfect in the Enqaq Coupé but if it’s style and exclusivity you’re after wrapped up in the familiarity of a Skoda – then it has to be the Enyaq Coupé!

Model tested: Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV 80 
€62,685 OTR 
Range: 552 km (WLTP)
Power: 204hp
Top speed: 160 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 8.5 seconds
Motor Tax: 
€120 per year


Written by Caroline Kidd

Founder and Editor of Changing Lanes, Juror for Irish Car of the Year

The Enyaq Coupé iV80 can be charged up to 135kW.
The Enyaq Coupé iV80 can be charged up to 135kW.