We have reported earlier that Skoda Auto will bring in 5 new models in India by the end of 2020. The new lineup will include two all-new models and three updated versions of the existing products. One of them will be Skoda Kamiq SUV that will make its India debut at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Based on MQB-AO-IN platform, the new compact SUV from Czech carmaker will lock horns against multiple cars right from Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks to MG Hector and Tata Harrier.
In India, the Skoda Kamiq will be brought via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and then assembled at the carmaker’s Aurangabad based facility. It will go on sale sometime in 2021. Read – 5 Interesting Facts About Skoda Kamiq
Compared to the global model, the India-spec Skoda Kamiq will be longer and wider and sit on a slightly longer wheelbase. Its interior seems inspired by the new Scala hatchback.
The new Skoda compact SUV comes with a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit with digital instruments and an optional 10.2-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink connectivity.
Features such as leather seat upholstery, automatic climate control and a multi functional steering wheel will also be on offer. In the latest Euro NCAP crash test, the Skoda Kamiq received a 5 star safety rating. It scored 96% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection and 80% for pedestrians and cyclists safety.
Reports suggest that the India-spec Skoda Kamiq might come with a CNG kit and the locally-developed 115bhp, 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic unit.