Skoda Kamiq follows the same design theme as its bigger siblings; engine options include both diesel and petrol with manual and auto gearbox choices
Skoda has officially revealed Kamiq compact SUV ahead of the public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show early next month and it is the production version of Vision X Concept. The Kamiq is based on the MQB A0 platform and the new model measures 4,214 m in length. The wheelbase of Kamiq is 2,651 mm and the boot capacity is 400 litres.
The boot volume can be extended to 1,395 litres by folding down the second row of seats. The exterior design theme is similar to other SUVs in Skoda’s portfolio like Karoq and Kodiaq but the headlamp cluster gets a new design. The company has given split headlamp design in which LED DRLs and indicators are placed on top while actual headlamp is placed below it.
The rear gets new LED tail lamps with a boomerang design and the Kamiq is the first production model from Skoda to come with sequential turn indicators. The interior design theme of Kamiq is similar to the recently revealed Scala hatchback as the SUV comes with a three-spoke steering wheel and quality of materials is expected to be really good.
The top-spec models come with a fully digital 10.25-inch screen for the instrument cluster and the infotainment screen comes in three different sizes – 6.5, 8 and 9.2 inches. All models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity along with features like climate control, optional 450 watt Skoda Audio system with 10 speakers, park assist, auto light assists and more.
The Kamiq comes loaded with lots of safety features like 9 airbags, front assist and lane assist, city emergency brake, predictive pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control, side assist, rear traffic alert, proactive crew protect assist and more. Skoda is offering both petrol and diesel engines with the Kamiq and all engines come with start/stop and brake energy recovery systems.
The entry-level 1.0 L TSI engine produces 95 PS and 115 PS while the top end 1.5 L TSI engine puts out 150 PS and 250 Nm. The latter engine gets cylinder deactivation technology to improve efficiency and 1.6 L diesel engine comes with 115 PS and 250 Nm. All engines come with 6-speed manual transmission as standard across the range with the option of advanced 7-speed DSG gearbox. Skoda is likely to introduce Kamiq in India based on the MQB A0 IN platform next year.