- Skoda Kamiq is an all-new crossover, slated to be positioned below the Karoq.
- It is being developed for the Chinese market with a probable debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.
- The crossover will take on the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster if it makes its way to India.
Skoda has been aggressive with its SUV line-up lately. After the introduction of the Kodiaq flagship and the smaller Karoq, Skoda is preparing another crossover which is reportedly called the Kamiq. It is specially developed for the Chinese market but will also be sold elsewhere in the world.
The Kamiq will measure just around four meters with a wheelbase of 2.6 meters. This puts it in the league of the Hyundai Creta as a compact SUV. It will be the SUV version of the Rapid in the same manner as the Karoq is to the Octavia.
In the images, we can see that the Kamiq has Skoda’s characteristic moustache grille. The bumpers flaunt a chrome strip running across, connecting the fog lamps. The silhouette is similar to the Kodiaq and the Karoq and the same can be said about the rear. The interior images show an eight-inch infotainment screen with analogue instrument cluster and a manual gearbox.
The Chinese market will get the Kamiq with a 1.5-litre petrol motor producing 110bhp. This engine is likely to be offered with both manual and automatic options. Prices for the Skoda’s baby SUV should be around 90,000 Yuan (approx. Rs 9.35 lakhs). We expect the Kamiq to make its way to India as well, albeit in a highly localised form to match its position in the well-established market. It is expected to share much of its underpinnings and engine options with the Polo based T-Cross, which too is India bound.