Skoda ENYAQ is the name of the first electric crossover Skoda

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Skoda ENYAQ is the name of the first electric crossover Skoda

The concept car Skoda Vision iV (pictured above), presented in the spring of 2019, was a harbinger of the first electric crossover of the brand. Even then, the emphasis was put on the form-factor “coupe”, are the size of the crossover (4665 lengths, 1926-width 1613 mm height; wheelbase is 2765 mm), the impact of its power plant (306 HP with two motors, one for each axis). The basis for the car was to serve electric platform MEB.

Today, Bernhard Mayer, CEO of Skoda Auto has officially unveiled the name for the first serial electric crossover Skoda. ENYAQ – so will be referred to this car. In addition, according to Mayer, the production model will have this year.

The name of the crossover comes from the Irish word “enya”, which means “source of life”. Traditionally, crossovers Skoda, the name ends with the letter “Q”. The first word is “E”: this should point to the electric nature of the car. “E-Mobility era” – as the corporate language of Skoda called the introduction of electric cars.

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As already mentioned, Skoda ENYAQ will be built on the platform of the VAG for “trains” MEB. Therefore, it is likely that the crossover will use a battery of the same capacity, expected in 2020 Volkswagen ID.3. That is, at 45, 58 and 77 kW?h For hatchback C-class is enough for 330, 420, and 550 km on a single charge (according to the WLTP cycle), respectively. But ENYAQ Skoda is a crossover, so to talk about his reserve is too early.

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