Skoda will likely be taking one other step into the electrical period of vehicles with the Enyaq, a zero-emission SUV due later this yr.
Set to enter the iV sub-brand alongside the Citigoᵉ electrical metropolis automobile and plug-in hybrid variations of the Octavia and Excellent, the Enyaq will likely be their first mannequin based mostly on Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) platform.
The phrase ‘Enyaq’ is derived from the Irish title ‘Enya’, which suggests ‘supply of life’. ‘Enya’ comes from the Irish Gaelic phrase ‘Eithne’ – ‘essence’, ‘spirit’ or ‘precept’, and goes hand in hand with the automaker’s SUV nomenclature by ending in ‘Q’, just like the Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq. Moreover, the ‘E’ in the beginning of ‘Enyaq’ stands for ‘electromobility’.
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Skoda hasn’t divulged the rest concerning the Enyaq, besides that it’s a part of a collection that can rely greater than 10 electrical fashions. All of them will launch beneath the iV sub-brand earlier than the top of 2022 and are a part of a €2 billion ($2.2 billion) funding within the improvement of eco-friendly options working till the top of 2021.
Anticipated to be based mostly on the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4, Skoda’s electrical SUV will possible share the latter’s powertrain, believed to be a dual-motor setup, with one unit driving the entrance and the opposite the rear axle. A 302 HP mixed output is rumored, alongside three lithium-ion battery pack choices. The latter will possible be carried over from the ID.3 compact hatch, giving the ID.4 (and the Skoda Enyaq) a spread of over 310 miles (500 km) within the high spec.