Finally, the latest Skoda electric model got an official name. It’s the 2021 Skoda Enyaq, an SUV based on the Volkswagen MEB platform. This model will look very attractive and offer a range of more than 300 miles. The name “Enya” means “source of life,” and “Q” is a regular character in the Skoda combination (Karoq, Kodiaq, Kamiq).
Essentially, Enyaq SUV is the production version of Skoda’s Vision iV concept. This concept was unveiled last year and has caught a lot of attention. The new model will go on sale sometime in 2021, and Skoda promises great performance and driving range. Moreover, the manufacturer plans to introduce at least ten fully electric models under the iV sub-brand before 2023.
2021 Skoda Enyaq rides on the MEB platform
The new 2021 Skoda Enyaq will be installed on the Volkswagen MEB platform. This architecture was introduced last year on a compact hatchback. MEB is similar to MQB platform. However, MQB is intended for cars with combustion engines. On the other hand, MEB will support a variety of upcoming models. Unfortunately, Skoda did not provide much detail about the Enyaq SUV design. From what we know, it will be based on the Vision iV concept. This includes a chic look with a coupe-like roofline and suicide doors.
Moreover, the concept arrived with 22-inch wheels. In fact, Enyaq will not use all concept flags and features. According to the latest information, Enyaq will arrive at the same dimensions as the Kodiaq model. This means that the Enyaq model will be approximately 183 inches long. Finally, you can expect a traditional grille and a new look for headlights.
2021 Skoda Enyaq interior will be similar to the concept
The new Skoda Coupe SUV Coupe will feature a very modern interior. The upcoming 2021 Skoda Enyaq will definitely borrow a lot of hints from the original concept. For a start, this includes designing a multi-level dashboard and larger stand-alone touch screen. On the other hand, the cabin will be very simple with fewer buttons and controls.
The lack of a gearbox provides more storage space so you can expect more features. One of these features will be a wireless charging pad that can hold two phones at the same time. Skoda will publish more internal details closer to the launch date.
2021 Skoda Enyaq Engine rumors, charging, range
In concept terms, this SUV makes 306 horsepower, providing a range of 310 miles of driving. Moreover, the concept uses the all-wheel drive setup. 2021 Skoda Enyaq must provide similar numbers. As for charging, it will take Enyaq SUV about half an hour to reach 80%.
Of course, these numbers are numbers to understand, but Skoda promises great performance and driving range. We haven’t yet discovered the torque numbers, driving styles, and similar things.
2021 Skoda Enyaq price and release date
Last year, the Vision iV concept reached SUV and coupe variants. Currently, only 2021 Skoda Enyaq is confirmed as SUV. He will arrive sometime during 2021, most likely in the first quarter of the year.
The price is not official, but start-up models will cost between $ 35,000 and $ 40,000. If you are looking for a good looking electric SUV, then you should probably wait for the new Enyaq.