Skoda is upping the ante with its all-electric Enyaq RS, making it the most potent production vehicle in the brand’s history. This overhaul also includes improvements to the performance flagship’s charging capabilities and range. The Enyaq vRS has undergone significant changes to its drivetrain, resulting in a power boost of 29kW, bringing it to 246kW.
According to Skoda, this power enhancement shaves a full second off the car’s 0-100km/h acceleration time, now clocking in at 5.5 seconds. In addition to the power increase, the Enyaq vRS benefits from reconfigured battery-management software and enhanced motor calibration. These improvements extend the car’s range between charges, with the coupe version now capable of covering 547km on a single charge, an increase of 26km.
The Enyaq RS SUV’s range also grows by 24km, reaching 541km. The enhancements don’t stop there; the charging system receives an upgrade, with the maximum DC charging speed rising from 135kW to 175kW. This means the Enyaq RS can charge its battery from 10% to 80% capacity in just 28 minutes, eight minutes faster than the previous model.
The technical improvements coincide with revisions to the Enyaq RS’s specification, which includes new features as standard. These additions comprise USB-C ports for rear-seat passengers, rear privacy blinds, towbar preparation, and rear side airbags. The car’s infotainment system, head-up display, and digital instrument panel have also been tweaked to provide a more user-friendly interface. The Skoda Enyaq is scheduled to make its way to Australia next year, although local pricing and specifications have yet to be confirmed.
|Acceleration (0-100km/h)||5.5 seconds|
|Range (coupe version)||547km on a single charge (an increase of 26km)|
|Range (Enyaq RS SUV)||541km (an increase of 24km)|
|Maximum DC Charging Speed||175kW (10% to 80% capacity in 28 minutes)|
|New Features (Standard)||USB-C ports for rear-seat passengers, rear privacy blinds, towbar preparation, rear side airbags|
|Infotainment System||Enhanced for a more user-friendly interface|
|Arrival in Australia||Expected next year; pricing and specifications to be confirmed|