It was on the Geneva Motor present 2019 that Skoda revealed its newest and smallest SUV – the Kamiq. Underpinned by the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform – the identical that underpinned the VW T-Cross – the Kamiq’s design attracts from its bigger siblings and will probably be supplied with a variety of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines when it goes on sale in worldwide markets within the ensuing months.
Here’s what it is best to find out about Skoda’s newest SUV
Bigger than the European T-Cross
The Kamiq is Skoda’s first SUV to be underpinned by VW Group’s MQB A0 platform that additionally underpins the VW T-Cross. Curiously, the Skoda Kamiq is longer than the European-spec T-Cross, measuring in at four,241mm in size and having a 2,651mm lengthy wheelbase, although it shares it wheelbase for the T-Cross for South American markets.
Shares cabin styling with the Skoda Scala
Whereas the outside styling bits are much like the model’s bigger SUVs – the Karoq and Kodiaq – the cabin shares many similarities with Skoda’s new hatchback, the Scala. The SUV is obtainable with the choice of a 9.2-inch free-standing infotainment touchscreen that sits above a hand relaxation 'shelf' atop the centre console. There’s additionally an non-compulsory 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit show.
Shares identify with a China-specific mannequin
In an attention-grabbing transfer, Skoda first launched the Kamiq identify in China in April 2018 as a China-specific entry-level SUV. Not like the mannequin that debuted at Geneva, the Chinese language mannequin is underpinned by the VW Group’s older PQ-series platform and featured a extra standard entrance finish – singular headlamp items as in opposition to the split-headlamp design seen on the worldwide mannequin.
Previews Skoda’s new SUV for India
Underneath Volkswagen’s India 2.Zero plan, Skoda is about to launch an all-new SUV in India, with the mannequin set to be previewed by an idea on the 2020 Auto Expo. The India-specific mannequin will probably be underpinned by a closely localised iteration of the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform, which, the automaker is looking the MQB A0IN, in a bid to maintain prices in verify. Styling for the India-spec mannequin is more likely to keep according to the European Kamiq.
Vary of turbocharged engines
For worldwide markets, Skoda is providing the Kamiq with two petrol and one diesel engine choice. The SUV will probably be accessible with a 1.Zero-litre TSI unit in two states of tune, together with a bigger 1.5 TSI unit. The diesel unit is the model’s 1.6-litre unit.
The India-spec SUV then again is predicted to be supplied with a variety of turbocharged petrol engines, with the model’s present 1.5-litre diesel set to be axed when the BS-VI emission norms come into power and the bigger 2.Zero-litre diesel adjudged as too huge for the SUV.