Skoda unveiled the Kamiq at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The model is positioned below the Karoq premium SUV in the brand’s product portfolio. The crossover is the third SUV from the company for the European market after the Kodiaq and the Karoq.
The word ‘Kamiq’ is derived from the language of the Inuit people living in Greenland and northern Canada. The name also falls within the nomenclature for all models in the SUV range, where names of all the SUVs start with the letter K and end with the letter Q.
Based on the MQB platform, the Skoda Kamiq features LED DRLs that double up as turn indicators, while the main headlamps are positioned below them. The signature Skoda grille with multiple vertical slats gets a glossy black finish with a chrome surround. The rear receives dual tone bumpers and wrap-around tail lamps. The model also features contrast coloured roof rails while the body cladding has been given a miss.
Inside, the Skoda Kamiq is offered with a 9.2-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system while a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit and ambient lighting are available as options on the global spec model. Engine options on the model include a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor, 1.5-litre TSI motor and a 1.6-litre TDI diesel motor. Transmission options include a six-speed manual unit and a seven-speed DSG unit. Skoda could bring the Kamiq to India by 2021. Once launched, the model will rival against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks.