AGENCIES, Mladá Boleslav: The suspense is over with the naming of the Czech brand’s EV. To be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) it will be called – Enyaq. 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’.
While in the past, Skoda SUVs have been sold as Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq (first and last letter common), for the electric SUV, this changes as it will be sold under a sub brand arrangement.
Škodas new naming convention uses the letter ‘E’ (for electromobility) as the first character and the letter ‘Q’ as the last character.
The Enyaq is slated to become the Czech brand’s first series-production vehicle based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). More than ten electric models will be launched under the Skoda iV sub-brand by the end of 2022.
By 2025, Skoda expects its line-up will consist of all-electric vehicles and models with plug-in hybrids accounting for 25 per cent of sales.
Production of this model is expected to commence by the end of 2022 and is expected to borrow design cues from the VISION IN concept at the auto show in New Delhi.