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Enyaq vRS

Skoda Enyaq vRS SUV, 2023, front
Skoda Enyaq vRS SUV, 2023, rear
Skoda Enyaq vRS Coupe, 2023, front
Skoda Enyaq vRS Coupe, 2023, rear
Skoda Enyaq vRS, 2023, interior

THE range-topping Skoda Enyaq vRS is being made faster and better equipped as part of a major update for the 2024 model year.

With a series of revisions, specification upgrades and technical improvements the brand's sporting flagship will also be able to charge quicker and go further between charges.

Launched in 2022, the Enyaq vRS has established itself as one of the most complete performance electric cars in its sector, combining sporting agility with a long range and plenty of practicality.

The 2024 Enyaq vRS will become the fastest accelerating Skoda ever thanks to a 41ps power boost. The increase means that the Enyaq vRS can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds, a full second quicker than the previous model.

Combined output from the car's dual motors has risen from 299ps to 340ps- the highest output figure ever for a production Skoda.

Despite the significant increase in power and performance, the improvements do not come at the expense of range with the new model rated at a provisional 340 miles on a full chare - 16 miles more than the current vRS in Coupe style and 15 miles further for the Enyaq SUV..

Drivers will also be able to charge the Enyaq vRS faster with an increase in DC rapid charging speeds from 135kW up to 175kW. A 10-80 per cent charge on a 175kW or faster DC rapid charger will take approximately 28 minutes - an improvement of eight minutes.

Skoda is also boosting equipment levels on the Enyaq vRS with the introduction of a new of features including travel assist and speed assist, walk away locking, rear side airbags, rear window blinds, rear USB-C charging ports and tow bar prep.

Two optional equipment packs are being offered with the new vRS model: Advanced and Maxx. Advanced includes a head-up display (HUD), heated rear seats, heated front windscreen and a Canton sound system while Maxx adds electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, power lumbar support and massage function for the driver's seat. Maxx also includes an area view camera, park assist with trained parking, dynamic chassis control, progressive steering and a three-spoke leather heated sports multi-function steering wheel with paddles for recuperation level selection. The Advanced package costs £2,035 with the Maxx package available for £3,980.

Other technical improvements include refinements to the infotainment and display system with a number of screens being redesigned to be easier to use and deliver more information.

New icons deliver a smoother navigation through the various screens while the both the charging and climate screens have been reworked to be clearer and simpler to operate on the move. The navigation graphics have also been redesigned to deliver clearer and easier to follow mapping and directions.

The Enyaq vRS's digital cockpit and optional head-up display have also been reworked to make them clearer and more intuitive. New graphics and animations have been introduced to make them easier to read while driving.

Prices for the new Enyaq vRS are to be announced later in the year.

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