Skoda will launch a number of vehicles in the Indian market soon. The Kamiq likely to be launched in 2020 to take on the Hyundai Creta
Skoda earlier announced the name of its all-new compact SUV as the Kamiq. It will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. Skoda has released the sketches of the upcoming Kamiq, which reveals the vehicle completely. Skoda Kamiq is the production version of the Vision X concept and carries a lot of design from the concept version. The Kamiq gets split headlamp, which Skoda calls two-part design.
The DRLs form an extension of the front grille of the vehicle while the main headlamps are positioned just below it in a separate housing. The set-up looks a lot like the Tata Harrier. The Skoda Kamiq gets strong and bold design lines all over the body. There is a character line that starts from the front DRL and goes along the window line to dissolve in the rear tail lamp.
The Kamiq is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform. It is the same platform that will underpin a lot of India-bound vehicles from the Volkswagen Group. The Kamiq measures 4.5 metres in length and will take on the Hyundai Creta in the market. By the time it arrives in the Indian market, the next-generation Hyundai Creta would have launched in the market.
This is the third SUV in the Skoda’s global line-up and will join the Kodiaq and the Karoq SUVs. It is the smallest SUV yet from the brand and will be a global product. The all-new Skoda Kamiq will be launched in the European markets later this year. The vehicle will go through a lot of changes before the launch in India to ensure a competitive price tag on the SUV.
Internationally, the Skoda Kamiq will get both petrol and diesel engine options. In India, however, we can expect the 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine options that will also power the upcoming Skoda Scala sedan in the Indian market. Skoda may also launch a CNG hybrid version of the Kamiq in the international markets. As a Skoda product, it will get a premium pricing but expect a lot of futuristic features in Kamiq, just like any other Skoda product.