Skoda has launched a primary set of photos and particulars of its smallest SUV, the Kamiq, forward of its public debut on the upcoming 2019 Geneva motor present. The brand new Kamiq, which sits beneath the Karoq and Kodiaq in Skoda’s worldwide line-up, additionally offers greater than a touch of the India-specific mannequin that may go on sale in our market in 2020.
The Kamiq relies on the Vision X concept shown at last year's Geneva show, and is the primary Skoda to point out the affect of latest design chief Oliver Stefani.
Whereas it takes styling cues from each the Karoq and Koadiaq to make sure a 'household' resemblance between Skoda's SUV choices, the Kamiq has a number of distinctive options, together with a extra upright grille and non-obligatory slim LED working lights. The latter options animated ‘dynamic’ indicators, and are mounted above the principle headlight items. The Kamiq’s boot sports activities the Skoda badge in letters as an alternative of the agency's brand, similar to on the new Scala hatchback bought overseas.
Skoda’s new Kamiq SUV is constructed on the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform. The SUV is four,241mm lengthy and has a wheelbase of two,651mm, making it longer than its platform sibling, the European-spec Volkswagen T-Cross. An essential level to notice right here is that the Skoda Kamiq shares its 2,651mm wheelbase with the South American market T-Cross and never the Euro-spec mannequin, which has a wheelbase measuring 2,560mm.
Skoda says extending the wheelbase has allowed it to maximise inside house, claiming extra rear leg room than the Octavia and Karoq. The Kamiq has a boot capability of 400 litres, which might be accessed utilizing an electrical tailgate, and expands to 1,395 litres with the rear seats folded.
The Kamiq will get two 1.Zero-litre turbo-petrol choices – 95hp and 115hp – and a 1.5 TSI turbo-petrol with 150hp. The diesel providing is a 1.6 TDI with 115hp. Skoda will even provide a CNG powertrain in some worldwide markets. Gearbox choices will embrace a 6-speed guide and a 7-speed dual-clutch automated. The Kamiq will solely be provided in front-wheel-drive format, however will even be accessible with an non-obligatory Sport Chassis Management, which lowers the SUV by 10mm, and consists of adjustable shock absorbers.
On the within, the Kamiq bears resemblance to the lately unveiled Skoda Scala. Just like the Scala, there’s the choice of a 9.2-inch free-standing infotainment touchscreen that sits above a hand relaxation 'shelf'; there’s additionally an non-obligatory 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit with digital devices. The air vents have been pushed to the facet of the sprint in a bid to extend house, and ambient lighting is obtainable in three colors. The Kamiq can be had with heated entrance and rear seats, whereas Skoda claims greater than 20 of its 'Merely Intelligent' options are provided together with a detachable LED torch within the boot.
Moreover, the Kamiq shall be provided with a everlasting web connection and various linked options together with distant automobile entry through an app. The automotive comes with Entrance Help and Lane Help as commonplace, with non-obligatory security options together with Park Help, Rear Site visitors Alert and a rear-view digital camera.
The Kamiq hints on the first mannequin underneath Volkswagen’s India 2.Zero plan for our market. As reported by us earlier, India will get a modified version of the MQB A0 platform that’s meant for use in rising markets. For India, this structure shall be known as MQB A0 IN. Skoda will showcase a close-to-production concept of the India-spec Kamiq at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi subsequent 12 months.