Updated. New render photos of the Skoda Enyaq 2021 have appeared. Skoda will also launch an electric SUV shortly. This will be called Skoda Enyaq and will be the first model on the new basis for electric vehicles. We have the latest information and pictures for you.
It was only a matter of time before Skoda jumped on the electric SUV train. After the manufacturer published the name of the first electric SUV, it has now been spotted on the road for the first time. We have the first pictures for you!
With the name Enyaq, Skoda would like to combine electric mobility “E” and the characteristic “Q” for the Skoda SUVs. The origin of the name is Irish and is derived from the word “Enya”, which means “source of life”. Going back further, the word “Enya” has its origin in “Eithne”, which can mean “essence”, “spirit” or “principle”. For Skoda, there are many options available to ascribe special properties to the E-SUV that match its name.
Prices and the start of sales
With “Source of Life”, the manufacturer is starting a new era, that of electromobility. The first electric SUV also marks a new beginning and is thus remembered. It is not yet clear when we can expect this exciting car. However, after Skoda plans to have ten electric models on the market by 2022, we expect the Enyaq to come in the middle or late 2021.
The basis of the Enyaq will be the VW Group’s new modular electrical kit, on which the VW ID.3 is based. For Skoda, the new electric SUV will be the first vehicle to be built on this system. If we continue to focus on the VW group brother, the Enyaq could correspond to the ID.4, which is said to have a length of 4.60 meters and is, therefore, a bit larger than the Tiguan. The current pictures, on which the Enyaq gets quite big, confirm this impression.
More details about the motors are not yet known. We can only refer to the Vision iV study presented at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of 2019, on which the Enyaq will probably be based. This car had two electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle. Both together produced 306 hp. A range of 500 kilometers seemed realistic, and all-wheel drive is also likely. Three battery sizes may also be available.
With the current pictures, you can finally say more about the exterior design, especially since the test vehicle was spotted with little camouflage film. It conceals the radiator grille on the front and imitates the combustion model. For the electric SUV Enyaq, as is usual with electric cars, a closed version of the grill would be conceivable. Also, the dynamic headlights give a determined impression, as we find it in the latest Skoda models.
The roofline stretches far into the rear and falls off slowly, which stretches the Enyaq. The distinctive roof spoiler also contributes to this. From the rear entrance doors to the rear there is a lot of space for trunk volume. The deeply set door handles appear somewhat unusual. Overall, the Skoda Enyaq makes a massive, yet elegant impression.