As part of a special event in China, the official presentation of the new compact crossover Skoda Kamiq was held. The world premiere of the car, first intended for the market in China, will take place at the Beijing show this week.
Compact Skoda Kamiq is defined as a “popular” model, as it will be the most affordable SUV of the Czech manufacturer. In China, the crossover will only be available with one power unit but two gearboxes. A four-wheel drive system is not foreseen.
Model sales start in the summer. At the core of the crossover is the Volkswagen – MQB platform with a semi-independent rear suspension. The length of the Kamiq is 4390 mm, the width is 1781 mm and the height is 1593 mm. The distance between the two axles is 2610 mm.
In this way, Skoda Kamiq is less than the Chinese modification of Skoda Karoq, which is 4432 mm long, 1481 mm wide, 1614 mm high and 2688 mm wide. For the new SUV, only a 1.5 MPI petrol engine from the new EA211 Evo family will be available. Its power is 110 hp. and 150 Nm. The gearboxes are a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
The equipment is tailored to its price. Kamiq does not come with a digital instrument panel, LED headlamps and a Climatronic. Instead they offer halogen and custom air conditioner. There is, however, a multimedia touchscreen display system.
The production of the new SUV of the Czechs will take place in the joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen in China. At a later stage, the SUV will also be sold in other countries, but in Europe it is unlikely to occur.