With the Skoda Karoq receiving serious consideration for the car of the year, Skoda enthusiasts have been keen to learn more about the new SUV model. Both the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq received excellent critical reviews, so the smallest Skoda SUV has been highly anticipated The new Skoda car named Kamiq is due in Australian showrooms next year and had its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so now we’ll explore the details of the model that has completed the SUV line up.
Its Place in the Range
Skoda’s new car model,Kamiq, is like its larger siblings the Kodiaq and Karoq takes inspiration from the Inuit language. Kamiq means “something that fits perfectly” and is a city SUV that completes the brand’s SUV line up. After its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, we’ve learned more about this model.
According to Bernhard Maier, Skoda HQ boss, the Skoda’s new Kamiq completes the successful SUV portfolio and is the brand’s first city SUV. The Kamiq will captivate customers for the brand and is “an important component” for the model campaign. The Kamiq is an attractive package that combines the typical SUV characteristics, with state of the art connectivity and a high level of safety. This means that you can enjoy agile handling, a good view of the road and an elevated seat position with a generous amount of space and the Simply Clever features, we’ve come to associate with Skoda vehicles.
About The Kamiq
The new Kamiq is based on the MQB platform that has been used for other Skoda models and the Volkswagen Group SUVs. The new Kamiq has a height of 1531 millimetres and measures 4241 millimetres long and 1793 millimetres wide, with a 2651 millimetre wheel base. These generous proportions have allowed a vehicle with plenty of passenger space and a massive 400 litre boot that can be expanded to a cavernous 1395 litres with the rear seats folded. There will also be an option for a fold down front passenger seat that will allow loading items up to 2447 millimetres long.
The Kamiq offers greater clearance than the Fabia, but you can also opt for a sport chassis that reduces the clearance to 26 millimetres.
There are five engine options that will be offered in Europe that range from a three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol to a four cylinder 1.6 litre turbo diesel. The other options include a four cylinder 1.5 litre petrol and a 1.0 litre natural gas unit. The fifth option is a tuned version of the smallest 1.0 litre, three cylinder.
The Kamiq also has an impressive spec list. There is a fantastic active safety suite that includes lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, park assist, auto headlights, and a reverse camera.
The Skoda Kamiq also borrows some of the practical elements from the other Skoda SUVs, including retractable door edge protectors, a boot light that converts into a torch, and a powered tailgate that can be closed with a button or be tugged.
Kamiq, the new Skoda car, is due in Australian showrooms in the latter half of 2020, but if you would like to learn more, please speak to us. Our sales staff would be delighted to answer your questions or register your interest.