SKODA's first all-electric SUV has been named

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ENYAQ is the name of ŠKODA’s first electric SUV based on Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). With its first all-electric SUV, ŠKODA is establishing a new naming convention that combines the ‘E’ in reference to electromobility and the ‘Q’ characterising the final letter of ŠKODA’s successful SUV family.

The name of the new 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 ŠKODA’s new SUV. The ‘source of life’ symbolises the start of a new era as the car manufacturer enters into electromobility.

ENYAQ follows ŠKODA’s well-known SUV names

In line with ŠKODA’s current successful SUV models - KODIAQ, KAROQ and KAMIQ - the ‘Q’ at the end creates a clear connection to the brand’s SUV line-up.

The ENYAQ is the brand’s first series-production vehicle based on the MEB and the next of the series of more than 10 electric models that will be launched under the ŠKODA iV sub-brand by the end of 2022.

By 2025, ŠKODA expects all-electric vehicles and models with plug-in hybrid drives to account for 25 per cent 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.

This is the first detailed photo of the vehicle and offers a glimpse at the design of the ŠKODA ENYAQ. It shows the lettering on the rear of the SUV, the brand’s second all-electric vehicle after the CITIGOe iV.