Somebody from the Czech car-company must have been a huge fan of the Irish singer Enya if it gave her name to the very first electric vehicle from Skoda: the Enyaq.
Who can say where the road goes for the electric vehicles? Only time could tell that but Skoda took advantage of the MEB electric platform from the Volkswagen Group and built an SUV that relies exclusively on electricity to move. It was revealed in September 2020 in an online event due to the European pandemic situation.
The design team took its inspiration from the Skoda Kodiaq, the big SUV that failed to convince enough people to buy it. The angular shape of the car was in the cubism trend with sharp-looking headlights, and a big, fake, grille. On the lower apron, the side-scoops might be used to help to cool the brakes and the lower grille might be used to cool the floor-mounted batteries. From the side, the big 21” light-alloy wheels are making a difference in that segment.
Inside, the Enyaq featured augmented reality for the head-up display and two digital displays: one for the instrument cluster and another one, as a floating device, for the infotainment system. The minimalist design looked fresh, airy, and uncluttered by too many buttons. For the seats, Skoda chose some from the already existing models in the company stores, with dual color for the upholstery. Due to its big wheelbase and the flat floor, the seats in the back promised to offer enough room for up to three passengers. There was no center tunnel for the transmission.
The Enyaq was offered with three battery sizes and five powertrain options, with either rear- or all-wheel-drive. Its range was between 340 km (211 miles) and 510 km (317 miles).