After crowning the Citigoᵉ iV as the brand’s first production EV, Skoda is ready for its first electric SUV. Built on Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) platform, the SUV is christened ‘Enyaq’.
The name according to Skoda, is derived from an Irish name ‘Enya’, which means “source of life”. In fact, Enya originates from an original Irish word ‘Eithne’, which translates into “essence”, “spirit” or “principle”. These various meanings symbolize the brand’s entry into the new era of electromobility.
While the ‘E’ in the name references to electromobility, the ‘q’ is, of course, the final letter of Skoda SUVs.
It is not yet clear if the Enyaq will be the production model of the Vision E that was revealed back in 2017 or the Vision iV of 2019. However, Skoda said that the Enyaq will be the next in a series of more than 10 electric models that will be launched under the iV sub-brand by the end of 2022.