New Skoda electric SUV is called Enyaq

Published: 12 February 2020

► Skoda's e-SUV is to be called Enyaq
► Sort of follows brand's name structure
► Based on VW Group MEB platform

Skoda has announced the name of its first fully-electric SUV, which will be called Enyaq when it goes on sale later in 2020. And before you ask, no it doesn’t have anything to do with Celtic folk song-writer Enya.

Actually, it kind of does. The Czech manufacturer says its new badge is actually derived from the Irish words Eithne and Enya, meaning source of life, which ties in with this SUV being the pioneer of its all-electric line-up.

In more conventional terms it’s the latest in a series of very structural Skoda SUV names -  all of which start with the letter K and end with the letter Q (Kodiaq, Karoq and Kamiq), with the Enyaq adopting an ‘E’ at the start because, well, electric.

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Sadly the only details of its appearance we’ve got are this badge shot and the assumption that it’ll look a bit like the Vision iV Concept, a boldly styled SUV-coupe thing with a falling roofline and full-width light bar.

Architecturally at least we know it’ll sit on VW Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), alongside the German parent company’s ID.3 hatchback and ID.4 SUV. This is the electric equivalent of saying everything VW makes is based on the Golf.

Other brands from the group will also use this platform as part of a huge drive towards greater electrification – Skoda alone says it will produce ten more ‘iV’ electric models by the end of 2022, with 25% of sales made up of EVs and PHEVs by 2025.

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By Adam Binnie

Bauer Automotive's new cars editor; likes bikes and burgers, often over-tyred

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