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Skoda Kamiq SUV ahead of its official launch in India was showcased some time earlier at the Geneva Motor Show. Kamiq joins the leagues of Kodiaq and Karoq – other two SUVs in Skoda’s model lineup – although it is smaller and expected to come at a lower price point than its elder siblings. The distinctive styling of Skoda Kamiq SUV is the talk of the town. Upfront, SUV’s design theme is dominated by two-part headlamp cluster, upright Skoda grille, progressive turn indicators, and a large, sculpted hood.
Move to the side and you instantly recognize that Kamiq’s silhouette is typically Skoda – replete with sharp surfaces and sleek character lines. Split tail lamp at the rear fit well with the design scheme and so is the Skoda’s signature C-element.
Based on MQB A0 platform of VW, Skoda Kamiq SUV measures 4,241 mm in length, has 1,793 wide footprints, and stands 1,532 mm tall on the ground. Importantly, Kamiq features 2,651 mm wheelbase and offers an impressive 73mm of knee room.
Skoda has provided electric access feature to Kamiq’s 400-liter boot which can be further increased to 1,395-liter by folding down the rear bench. Interiors are well-built and a large 9.2-inch touch screen infotainment system takes pride of place inside the cabin. Skoda has included umbrella holders and door sill protectors in Kamiq with European-spec models getting an added convenience of heated seats, windscreen, and steering wheel.
Skoda Kamiq SUV will be offered in three petrol specifications – a 1.0-liter TSI petrol with the output of 95PS and 115PS, and a 1.5-liter TSI putting out 150PS. Diesel engine, on the other hand, will be 1.6-liter TDI motor pushing out 115PS and 250Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Skoda plans to display India-spec Kamiq at 2020 Auto Expo in India next year.