Skoda has lastly pulled the wraps off its all-new compact SUV, the Skoda Kamiq, forward of its official debut on the upcoming Geneva Motor Present 2019. The brand new SUV from the Czech carmaker is the third mannequin within the firm’s new SUV line up after the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq. Actually, just like the latter two, the identify Kamiq additionally has an origin story, which is derived from the language of the Inuit individuals who dwell in northern Canada and Greenland and it means one thing “that matches completely.” Actually, Skoda is positioning it as an excellent metropolis SUV, a mixture of excessive floor clearance and seating consolation with the agility of a compact automotive.
Introducing the brand new Skoda Kamiq, Bernhard Maier, CEO, Skoda Auto stated, “As our first metropolis SUV, the Skoda Kamiq will captivate new buyer teams for the Skoda model and it’s, subsequently, an necessary element of our mannequin marketing campaign. The Skoda Kamiq affords a sexy general bundle and combines SUV-typical traits such because the elevated seat place and a great view of the street with agile dealing with, an emotive design, a excessive stage of security and state-of-the-art connectivity. Moreover, its beneficiant quantity of area and plenty of Merely Intelligent options make it an actual Skoda.”
Visually, the brand new Kamiq comes with a contemporary trying face by Skoda’s requirements with a brand new set of dual headlamps, function LED headlamps with separate models LED daytime working lamps that are place above. The DRLs are flanked by the brand new entrance grille which will get the acquainted twin vertical slats with chrome surrounds, and the bumper, housing a big central airdam, options sharp muscular strains. The automotive additionally will get a chunky silver bumper lip that provides to its sportiness.
This specific mannequin is specifically designed for the European market and relies on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform. From the profile, the SUV seems well-proportioned and affords the choice to select from a set for 16- to 18-inch alloy wheels. The SUV additionally comes with massive roof rails and sharp-looking ORVMs, whereas the roofline and excessive floor clearance additionally add to the SUV daring stance. The rear part comes with a brand new look that includes a set of sharp LED taillamps with the Skoda emblem on the centre, the tailgate comes with that chiselled look and a muscular bumper with a big silver insert that acts as a skid plate.
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The SUV measures a great four,241 mm lengthy, 1,793 mm huge, and has a top of 1,531 mm, and will get a wheelbase of two,651 mm. This primarily implies that the rear passengers will get 73 mm of knee room. The boot has a capability of 400-litre, which will increase to 1,395-litre when the rear seats are folded down. Whereas we already have a sneak peek of the cabin, these official pictures give us a a lot better view of the inside. The centre stage is taken by a 9.2-inch stick out touchscreen show for infotainment, whilst you additionally get a 10.25-inch show for the non-compulsory Digital Cockpit. The SUV additionally will get sporty bucket-style entrance seats, and 60:40 break up for the rear seats. Security options embrace – lane holding help, adaptive cruise management, and automated emergency braking on the record. The automotive additionally will get an non-compulsory driver alert fatigue detection system.
The Kamiq comes with a number of engine choices – 1.Zero-litre TSI three-cylinder engine that makes 94 bhp and 175 Nm torque, and a extra highly effective model that makes 113 bhp and 200 Nm torque. The previous comes with a 5-speed handbook gearbox, whereas the latter will get a 6-speed handbook and an non-compulsory 7-speed DSG automated gearbox. Skoda additionally affords a 1.5-litre TSI engine that makes 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque, together with a 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine that makes 113 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque, and each get the choice of a 6-speed handbook and a 7-speed DSG automated.