In India, the Skoda Kamiq will lock horns against the Hyundai Creta.
Skoda Kamiq will be the name of the company’s upcoming all-new SUV that will have its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. The carmaker says that the ‘Kamiq’ name has been derived from the language of the Inuit people living in northern Canada and Greenland. “It describes something that fits as perfectly as a second skin in every situation”. The carmaker has already used the same name for the SUV that’s retailed in the Chinese market.
In the company’s product lineup, the Skoda Kamiq crossover will sit between the Karoq compact SUV and the Kodiaq 7-seater SUV. It will be third addition to the Czech Republic carmaker’s SUV family. The vehicle will carry the brand’s new design platform and come loaded with intelligent connectivity system. Most of its design bits are likely to be carried over from the Skoda Vision X concept. Skoda claims that the SUV has “higher seating position, better visibility, easier to get in and out and higher ground clearance”.
Skoda Kamiq Key Features
– Radiator grille with vertical double slats
– Crystalline headlamps
– Bold shoulder line
– Wraparound LED taillamps
– 17-inch double five-spoke alloy wheels
– Raised infotainment display
– Seat covers in plaid pattern with 3D effect
– Intelligent connectivity system with voice control from iFLYTEK
– 8-inch touchscreen infotainment
– Apple CarPlay, Baidu Carlife and MirrorLink connectivity
– Three-spoke steering wheel with a multi-function unit
– Twin-pod instrument console Read About – Skoda Kodiaq 7-Seater SUV
Skoda Kamiq India Launch
The all-new Kamiq crossover is ready to make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2019. The automotive event will be held from 7th to 17th March, 2019 at Palexpo in Geneva. Production of the vehicle will take place at the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture facility. Skoda confirmed a new 5-seater SUV for the Indian market and the all-new Kamiq will be the perfect rival for the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. Reports suggest that the SUV will make its India debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2020. Read – New Skoda Compact SUV Is Under Development
Skoda Kamiq Price in India
Even if India is on Skoda’s launch radar, the Kamiq will be face challenge from the Hyundai Creta. Price of the crossover is likely to begin from Rs 10 lakh for the base variant and go up to Rs 14 lakh for the top-spec model.
Skoda Kamiq India Exterior
Designed and developed for the Chinese market, the Skoda Kamiq shares its underpinnings with the Rapid sedan. Based on Skoda’s new design language, the crossover features the signature radiator grille with vertical double slats, crystalline headlamps flowing into the grille’s lines and sloping hood at the front end. Its bold shoulder line runs towards the wraparound LED taillamps and tailgate. The crossover comes fitted with 17-inch double five-spoke alloy wheels.
Dimensions of the Kamiq crossover are relatively compact than the Karoq SUV. The Skoda Kamiq measures 4,390mm in length, 1,781mm in width, and 1,593mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,610mm. On the other hand, the Karoq is 4,382mm long, 1,841mm wide and 1,603mm/1,607mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,638mm (FWD) and 2,630mm (AWD).
Skoda Kamiq India Interior
Interior layout of the crossover appears to be neat and practical. As per Skoda’s claim, the raised infotainment display, integrated in the centre of the dashboard, helps driver to operate several functions with ease. There is chrome trim running across the entire width of the dashboard. The seat covers in plaid pattern with 3D effect add more to its premium appeal. Check Out – Skoda Karoq Detailed Photo Story
Skoda is also offering its newly-developed intelligent connectivity system on the crossover that has voice control from iFLYTEK. This software not only understands regional Chinese languages, but it can automatically learn individual and local language styles as well. Some of its key highlights include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Baidu Carlife and MirrorLink connectivity, three-spoke steering wheel with a multi-function unit, a twin-pod instrument console.
Skoda Kamiq India Specifications
Under the hood, the Skoda Kamiq (China-spec) houses the naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to a 7-speed DSG transmission. The gearbox unit has been sourced from Volkswagen. The gasoline unit of the crossover pushes out a maximum power output of 110bhp (81kW) and torque up to 150Nm. Details of the India-spec model are still unknown to us.
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Skoda Kamiq is the 5-seater crossover from the Czech Republic carmaker based on the company's new design platform. In India, it will face challenge from cars like Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.