Skoda Enyaq stretches the legs

Earlier this year, Skoda announced the name of its first EV-developed car: Enyaq. It should come as no surprise that the car becomes an SUV-like. The plug-Czech can already be seen clearly on this first set of espionage photos.

Volkswagen officially announced this week the arrival of the ID.4, a new electric crossover that will be hung on Volkswagen’s ID label. Skoda also comes in this segment with an electric SUV and because the name of high-legged Skoda’s must end with a -q, the management in Mlada Boleslav has come up with model name Enyaq.

The Enyaq is broadly the production version of the Vision iV that the brand showed at the Geneva Motor Show last year, with one important difference. Where the Vision iV served as a harbinger of an electric ‘coupé-SUV’, the Enyaq is the variant with a less steeply sloping roofline. So more headroom in the back.

Where the Volkswagen ID.4 gets a fairly tight muzzle, with only large cooling openings in the bumper, the Skoda Enyaq apparently does have a hefty grille on its muzzle. Various design elements of the Vision iV therefore remain intact.

Skoda Vision iV

Naturally, the modular MEB basic serves as a platform under the skin. Count on an SUV that, in addition to four-wheel drive versions, just like the ID.3 and ID.4, also rear wheel-driven flavors. The engine list of the Volkswagen ID.3 already gives a nice indication of what this Enyaq could power. This Skoda could therefore just become available with 150 and 204 hp on the rear wheels. Just like the Vision iV, a four-wheel drive variant could get a 306 hp powertrain. We expect to see more of the Enyaq later this year.

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