Enyaq will be the name of Skoda’s first electric SUV based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB).
The name of the new ŠKODA Enyaq is derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. Enya itself comes from the Irish Gaelic word ‘Eithne’, meaning ‘essence’, ‘spirit’ or ‘principle’.
The ‘source of life’ symbolises the start of a new era as the car manufacturer enters into electromobility and, in line with its other SUV models, Kodiaq, Karoq and Kamiq, the ‘Q’ at the end creates a clear connection to the brand’s SUV line-up, it said.
The Enyaq will be the Czech brand’s first series-production vehicle based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) and the next of the series of more than 10 electric models that will be launched under the Skoda iV sub-brand by the end of 2022.
By 2025, Skoda expects all-electric vehicles and models with plug-in hybrid drives to account for 25% of sales.
By 2021, the car manufacturer will have invested two billion euros in the development of electric models and a holistic, interconnected ecosystem for modern and environmentally friendly mobility solutions.