Skoda has announced the name for its upcoming electric SUV – the ENYAQ.
The new model will be Skoda’s first standalone EV – following on from the Citigo-e iV, which is on sale now, though based on the same underpinnings as the petrol-powered city car that has been on sale since 2011.
Instead the ENYAQ will be the first model to sit on the Volkswagen Group’s dedicated MEB platform for electric cars, which underpins the new Volkswagen ID.3 and the Seat el-Born.
It follows the same path as each Skoda crossover and SUV by ending its name with a ‘Q’, with the Irish name ‘Enya’ meaning a ‘source of life’.See available SKODA deals
The new model will extend Skoda’s ‘iV’ line-up of electrified models, with 10 electric Skodas set to be launched by the end of 2022. The manufacturer also wants a quarter of sales to come from electric or plug-in hybrids by 2025.
The ENYAQ was previewed at last year’s Geneva Motor Show as the ‘Vision iV’, with that models showcasing the SUV bodystyling with a coupe-like roofline and two electric motors.
Thanks to the ENYAQ, Skoda is set to launch a crucial electric SUV ahead of sister brands Volkswagen and Seat.