Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV and VW ID.5 remind us that the electric sportbacks are coming

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(Pocket-lint) - The electrical motorboat cycles of galore of the biggest brands serves arsenic a invited reminder of however important groups and platforms are.

A cleanable illustration of this is presently playing retired with the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV and the VW ID.5, some owed for motorboat shortly.

Both these electrical models travel existing models - the Skoda Enyaq iV and the VW ID.4 arsenic SUV versions - which present get a dropped backmost for pumped up coupe looks.

These aren't the archetypal VW models to bash this: Audi is simply a large instrumentality of what it calls the sportback, offering that dropping roofline for much sporty looks connected galore models and - thing we saw connected the Audi e-tron and much precocious with the Audi Q4 e-tron - which besides comes successful some styles.

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The benignant itself was mostly popularised by BMW and Mercedes implicit the past decade, offering models similar the BMW X4 which avoids immoderate of the practicality of a SUV, by reducing the footwear abstraction by dropping that roofline.

What it does, however, is nutrient a sporty illustration that galore drivers want, portion giving the thrust tallness that an SUV offers.

Skoda

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With the Skoda and VW teasing operation, we're reminded that these cars - Skoda, Audi, VW - are each sitting connected the aforesaid MEB level that's utilized crossed the group. While these cars look somewhat different, it's absorbing that they're each offering it, alternatively than it conscionable being the sphere of Audi.

Skoda says that this is simply a much businesslike exemplary due to the fact that the aerodynamics are improved, suggesting it mightiness adhd 15km to the range. We heard akin astir the Audi e-tron Sportback.

The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV volition travel successful a fig of antithetic configurations, including rear oregon all-wheel drive, either a 62kW (58kWh usable) artillery with 130kW motor, oregon 82kWh (77kWh usable) artillery with 150kW oregon 195kW centrifugal options.

The VW ID.5 is the coupe mentation of the ID.4, and VW is teasing the GTX version, the moniker the institution has adopted for electrical performance.

Volkswagen

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The ID.5 volition lone connection the larger 82kWh battery, again with a prime of centrifugal powers, but the GTX that's being pushed volition person dual motors, we fishy the aforesaid 220kW pairing connected the ID.4 GTX.

For buyers it means there's a fig of antithetic options connected the road, allowing you to take the benignant you privation (SUV oregon elephantine coupe), with a scope of powers and from whichever marque you deliberation fits you the best.

There's nary nonstop details connected erstwhile these models volition travel to market, but the SUV versions are each readily disposable present - and beauteous bully they are too.

Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 6 September 2021.

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