Enyaq is the name of Skoda's first electric SUV based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB).
The VW-Group owned brand says it is establishing a new naming convention that combines the 'E' in reference to electromobility and the 'Q' characterising the final letter of Skoda's SUV family (Kodiaq, Karoq and Kamiq).
The name of the new Skoda 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'. These different meanings allow different perspectives on the name of Skoda's new SUV, the company says. The 'source of life' symbolises the start of a new era as the car manufacturer enters into electromobility, Skoda adds.
The Enyaq is 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 ten 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, Skoda says it will have invested two billion euros in the development of electric models and a holistic, interconnected ecosystem for modern and environmentally friendly mobility solutions.