– The Skoda Kamiq looks similar to the Karoq SUV, though it’s more compact in size.
– The crossover uses 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine.
Skoda Kamiq will be produced at the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture facility.
All-new Skoda Kamiq crossover has been revealed via teaser pictures just ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show in China. The automotive event is scheduled to start on April 25, 2018. In Skoda’s Chinese product lineup, the Kamiq crossover will sit below the Karoq compact SUV. It will be third product from the Czech Republic carmaker in the Chinese market. The other two are – the Kodiaq SUV and the Karoq compact SUV.
Production of the all-new Skoda Kamiq will take place at the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture facility. In China, the crossover is likely to be launched in June 2018. As of now, Skoda has no plan to launch its new crossover in the Indian market. If India is on launch radar, the Kamiq will be stacked up against the Hyundai Creta in the expected price range of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 14 lakh. Read About – Skoda Kodiaq 7-Seater SUV
While the Skoda Kamiq is the China specific product, the Karoq (Standard Wheelbase Version) will make its way to the Indian market. One must note that the China-spec Karoq is longer (by 50mm) than its global-spec standard wheelbase version.
Designed and developed for the Chinese market, the Skoda Kamiq shares its underpinnings with the Rapid sedan. The crossover carries the brand’s new design language and features the signature moustache grille and sloping hood. Its bold shoulder line runs towards the wraparound LED taillamps and tailgate. Dimensions of the Kamiq crossover will be relatively compact than the Karoq SUV. Read – New Skoda Compact SUV Is Under Development
Proportionally, 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).
Interior layout of the crossover appears to be neat and practical. Some of its key highlights include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated on the centre console, three-spoke steering wheel with a multi-function unit, a twin-pod instrument console. Check Out – Skoda Karoq Detailed Photo Story
Power source for the Skoda Kamiq is 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). No further details are available.
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