All-new Skoda Kamiq: What you need to know about the new SUV
Skoda has revealed further details of its new Kamiq SUV ahead of its launch later this year. It follows in the footsteps of the Kodiaq and Karoq, and will be the smallest SUV in the Skoda range.
Based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the front-wheel-drive SUV features state-of-the-art assistance and infotainment systems, emotive design and a wealth of 'Simply Clever' features.
Differentiating itself slightly from its two big brothers, the Kamiq has a more upright grille and optional narrow LED running lights as well as dynamic indicators which flash outward ala Audi’s recent models.
At 4,241 mm long, its generous amount of space makes it the perfect companion for families and lifestyle-oriented customers in equal measure.
On the inside, there’s a 9.2in free-standing infotainment touchscreen, a 10.25in virtual cockpit and ambient lighting is offered in three colours. Other options include heated front and rear seats, as well as a variety of 'Simply Clever' features including a removable LED torch in the boot and door-edge protectors.
The Kamiq will also offer a number of connected features and apps, including remote vehicle access, thanks to its permanent internet connection. The car comes with Front Assist and Lane Assist as standard, with optional safety features including Park Assist, Rear Traffic Alert and a rear-view camera.
Despite being built on the same Volkswagen Group MQB A0 platform used by the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross, the Kamiq offers more interior space than both thanks to its slightly longer 2,651 mm wheelbase.
The 400-litre boot capacity is identical to the Arona and can be accessed using an optional electric tailgate. It expands to 1,395 litres with the rear seats folded.
Four engines will be available at launch. These include two 1.0 TSI petrols, with 94bhp and 113bhp, and a 1.5 TSI with 148bhp. A 1.6 TDI offers 113bhp. All are available with a choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG gearbox as well as an optional Sport Chassis Control which sits the car 10mm lower for a more dynamic drive.
The Kamiq is set to go on sale in the UK in the autumn and will potentially coincide with the September numberplate change. We’ll bring you further info when it’s available.