- Spied for the first time in India
- Skoda Kamiq is based on the MQB A0-IN platform
- Will also spawn an India-spec Volkswagen T-Cross
The Skoda Kamiq mid-size SUV was spotted in India for the first time earlier this week. This rival to the likes of the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta will be launched in India in mid 2021. Skoda will showcase the made-for-India Kamiq concept at the 2020 Auto Expo in February.
The model seen here seems to be the European-spec Kamiq, and is here for road testing. The Kamiq is Skoda's smallest SUV and is positioned below the Karoq and the Kodiaq. The India-spec Skoda Kamiq will be based on the MQB A0-IN platform, which has been heavily localized for the domestic market. It will sit on a longer wheelbase, compared to the European model. While the design is expected to be on the lines of the Euro-spec Kamiq, the Indian model will feature local styling elements in the form of flashier chrome accents.
Interiors of the India-spec Skoda Kamiq will be largely similar to the international model and will get the latest of what Skoda has to offer. It is likely to feature an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof is also expected to be a part of the package. The rear seats are expected to be adjustable to liberate more legroom and enhance comfort levels.
Powering the Skoda Kamiq will be a set of turbocharged petrol engines that will be offered with manual as well as automatic (DSG) transmissions. Skoda is also considering to introduce a factory-fitted CNG option. However, the mid-size SUV is unlikely to get a diesel powertrain in India.
Besides the Skoda mid-size SUV, the MQB A0-IN platform will also spawn an Indian-ised Volkswagen T-Cross and mid-size sedans for both the brands. These will be launched sometime towards the end of 2021.