Skoda Kamiq compact SUV will make global debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The much-awaited Skoda Kamiq compact SUV has finally been revealed ahead of the official debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show on March 5, 2019. It is the smallest Skoda SUV and the third model to join the Kodiaq and Karoq. The Kamiq SUV will also arrive in India in 2020.
The Skoda Kamiq is built on the versatile MQB AO platform that also underpins the Volkswagen T-Cross and Seat Arona. The SUV’s design is inspired with the Vision X concept, which was unveiled at the last year’s Geneva Motor Show. The Kamiq compact SUV also has styling resemblance with the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs. It comes with a more upright grille, and optional narrow LED daytime running lights with dynamic indicators, wider airdam and silver skid plate.
The Skoda Kamiq’s boot features the Skoda badge in letters instead of the Skoda’s logo. In terms of proportions, the Kamiq is 4,241mm in length and has a wheelbase of 2,651mm. This SUV is slightly longer than its German sibling, the Volkswagen T-Cross. However, both these SUVs feature the same 2,651mm wheelbase. However, the T-Cross for the European nations feature wheelbase of 2,560mm.
The company claims that the longer wheelbase will create more interior space. In fact, it is claimed to offer more rear legroom than the Octavia and Karoq. The Skoda Kamiq SUV comes with a boot capacity of 400-litres, which can be opened using an electric tailgate. The boot space can be further extended to 1,395-litres by folding the rear seats. Also See – Skoda Karoq India Launch & Other Details
The Skoda Kamiq SUV is available with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that offers 2 states of tunes – 95bhp and 115bhp. Other powertrain options include a 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol and a 1.6-litre TDI diesel producing 150bhp and 115bhp respectively. Skoda will also introduce a CNG powertrain in the Kamiq. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Skoda Kamiq compact SUV will be offered in front-wheel-drive layout. It will also come with an optional Sport Chassis Control, which lowers the SUV by 10mm, along with adjustable shock absorbers.
The cabin of the Skoda Kamiq compact SUV is shared with the recently introduced Scala hatchback. It features an optional 9.2-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment along with an optional 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit with digital instruments. The company also offers ambient lighting in 3 different colours. It is equipped with more than 20 of its ‘Simply Clever’ features. Also See – Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Edition Launched
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Skoda claims that the Kamiq is equipped with a permanent internet connection along with connected features like remote vehicle access via an application. In terms of safety and security, the SUV gets front assist, lane assist, park assist, rear traffic alert and a rear-view camera.
Skoda will launch the Kamiq SUV in India in 2020. It will make its India-debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. For our market, the SUV will be based on the heavily localised MQB AO IN platform. This platform will also be used to develop India-specific Volkswagen T-Cross and 2 new mid-sized sedans.