A new mid-size Skoda SUV concept will make its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. Its launch might happen around the next year’s festive season. Based on the Skoda Kamiq, the new SUV will be developed from the ground up at the company’s new R&D centre in Pune.
Unlike the global Kamiq that’s based on the MQB A0 architecture, the India-spec version will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 IN platform. This will help the carmaker to achieve have a 90% localization components and competitive pricing.
In India, the new Skoda Kamiq based SUV will put up against the cars like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks. It might come with a locally-developed 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine pushing out power close to 115bhp. The carmaker might also introduce a CNG version of the vehicle. Read – 2020 Skoda Octavia Gets With New Tech and Hybrid Engine
Globally, the Skoda Kamiq comes with multiple powertrain options including a 1.0L turbocharged petrol, a 1.5L TDSI turbo petrol, a 1.6L TDI diesel. The 1.0L and 1.5L turbo petrol deliver power worth 95bhp/115bhp and 150bhp respectively. The oil burner is good enough for 115bhp. The SUV can be had with two transmissions – a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.