Skoda, as we know, has fully shown their all-new crossover. Called the Kamiq, this new model has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It is the third SUV offering from Skoda after the Kodiaq and the Karoq.
Based on the same MQB platform as the rest of the Skoda range, the Kamiq measures 4,241mm in length and has a wheelbase of 2,651mm. Design wise, it bears a design similar to the Kodiaq, with the exception of the split headlamps. The sleek LED strip of the Kamiq can double as turn indicators, while the main headlamps are placed below them.
There is a wide gaping grille on the front bumper while the characteristic moustache grille gets a modern iteration as well. The rear gets Scala-like tail lamps with a well-defined tailgate. It has contrasting roof rails with no body cladding around the car.
Inside you get a 9.2-inch floating display. Buyers can also opt for a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit and digital instruments along with ambient lighting. The Kamiq is outfitted well with additional equipment beyond Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ features. The boot space capacity stands at a generous 400 litres and still, this car offers more legroom than the Octavia and Karoq. The Kamiq also gets a plethora of driver aids and safety equipment.
The Kamiq will come with three engine options. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol has two states of tune – 94bhp and 113bhp. The bigger 1.5-litre TSI has an output of 147bhp while the oil burner is a 1.6-litre TDI making 112bhp. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic sending power to the front wheels.
The name Kamiq is already established as the name of a model in China and according to Skoda, is therefore suited to the new crossover model. At the same time, the designation falls within the nomenclature linking all models in the SUV model range – the names of all current SUV models start with a K and end with a Q. In India, the Kamiq will adopt the MQB A0 IN architecture when it arrives here as a part of the India 2.0 plan.