Skoda has showcased their smallest SUV prior to its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Skoda has revealed the specifications and performance data of the all-new Kamiq SUV before its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Kamiq joins Skoda’s SUV line-up which consists of the Karoq and the Kodiaq. The Kamiq will be the entry-level SUV from the manufacturer.
The Kamiq is based on the VW’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform and measures 4,241mm in length, 1,793mm wide, and has a height of 1,531mm. The Wheelbase measures in at 2,651mm which allows for 73mm knee room for rear passengers. The capacity of the boot measures at 400 litres which can be increased up to 1,395 litres with the rear seats folded. What’s interesting is that the front passenger seat can also be folded down to allow items as long as 2,447mm to be transported.
The Kamiq is the first Skoda to feature split LED headlights with daytime running lights and it also features separate fog lamps.
The interior is dominated by a 9.2-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system. Additionally, it features an additional 10.25 inch TFT display virtual cockpit for an instrument cluster. The rest of the all-black cabin and dashboard is quite evidently identifiable as a Skoda.
The engines line up on offer, all comply with Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards. The five engine options all come equipped with direct-injection units with turbochargers, brake energy recovery as well as Stop/Start technology in order to comply with the norms.
The smallest engine on offer is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI motor capable of 93bhp and 175Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the 113bhp version of the engine comes with a six-speed transmission, however, can be equipped with a seven-speed DSG auto. This allow sit to generate 200Nm of torque. The top of the line petrol motor is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder motor tuned to churn out 147bhp and 250Nm of torque. It also features cylinder deactivation technology to shut off two of the cylinders when it is not required to aid efficiency. The engine comes with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG automatic. All these models will come with petrol particulate filters as well.
As for diesel option, a 113bhp, 1.6-litre, TDI motor capable of generating 250Nm of torque. 6-speed manual gearbox as standard; a 7-speed DSG is available as an option. Finally, the fifth engine option is the 1.0-litre G-TEC engine tuned to develop 88bhp and 160Nm of torque. The engine is also designed to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and will only be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Skoda Kamiq will make its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. As for its arrival in the Indian market is still not confirmed at present.