Škoda is including a 3rd model to its European SUV portfolio: the Škoda Kamiq. Just like the effective Škoda Kodiaq and Karoq, the name Kamiq likewise stems from the language of the Inuit individuals who reside in northern Canada and Greenland: it indicates something that fits completely. Being in the growing city SUV section, the Škoda Kamiq completely integrates the benefits of a sport energy vehicle– such as greater ground clearance and a comfy seating position– with the dexterity of a compact car. With an emotive style, cutting edge help and infotainment systems, a generous quantity of area and various Simply Clever features, the new Kamiq similarly satisfies the requirements of both household- and lifestyle-oriented clients.
The Škoda Kamiq continues the effective SUV style language from the Kodiaq and the Karoq and features new visual highlights such as the split headlights including the daytime running lights above the primary headlights. The city SUV is based upon the modular transverse matrix (MQB) and, with a length of 4,241 mm, provides the Škoda-typical generous quantity of area. Modern help systems, eco-friendly and effective drive systems, the current infotainment systems and cutting edge connectivity services guarantee the Škoda Kamiq completely satisfies the requirements of contemporary specific movement– all whilst more combining the emotiveness of the Škoda brand name.
The name Kamiq continues the currently familiar classification of Škoda SUV models. The names of the bigger models, the Škoda Karoq and Škoda Kodiaq, both likewise begin with the letter K and end in a Q.
The front of the new Škoda Kamiq is characterised by a large radiator grille with double slats and unique lines on the bonnet. The rugged front spoiler stresses the car’s off-road character. The compact profile, with big wheels determining 16 to 18 inches and a raised bonnet, appears robust and vibrant; the roofing system line and high ground clearance strengthen this impression. The profile provides well balanced percentages and a classic style, integrated with a vibrant and stylish appearance. The rear features a new analysis of the Škoda-typical ‘C’ shape of the lights. A diffuser emphasizes the car’s generous ground clearance and effective look.
The new Škoda SUV is the brand name’s very first model to feature split LED headlights with daytime running lights that, in the full-LED variation, look like 4 gems above the primary headlights. Three-dimensional and crystalline impacts in addition to LED systems that appear like sparkling gems contribute to the advanced look. The full-LED variation likewise features fog lights with fixed cornering lights in addition to– for the very first time in a Škoda– vibrant front and rear signs. The front signs are divided into private LEDs. When the chauffeur turns the signs on, they flash outwards in a sweeping movement.
The Kamiq is the Czech brand name’s second model including the new interior principle. Its interior is controlled by the free-standing screen which is preferably placed in the chauffeur’s field of vision and, at 9.2 inches, the most significant in its section. A character line echoes the lines on the bonnet. It likewise forms an ergonomic hand rest listed below the display screen for running the touchscreen. Determining 10.25 inches, the optional Virtual Cockpit is likewise among the biggest display screens in the sector. The revamped cockpit console continues the emotive style language of the exterior. The side air vents extend into the doors, aesthetically improving the roomy feel of the Kamiq.
The control panel, with its new, substantial ornamental aspects, and the front door trims feature a top quality, soft-foam surface area with a new particular texture looking like crystalline structures. This will likewise form the Škoda brand name’s design in future. The ambient lighting, offered in the 3 colours white red and copper, likewise assists to offer an enjoyable sensation of spaciousness. These include a visual emphasize to the tones and coloured contrasting sewing on the seat covers. As a choice, the seat covers are readily available in Suedia microfibre.
The interior of the new Škoda SUV impresses not just with its quantity of area however likewise with its convenience choices that are otherwise just seen in greater vehicle sectors. These consist of a heated guiding wheel and heated windshield. The Kamiq likewise provides heated seats, not just for the 2 front seats however likewise as an alternative for the external seats in the back.
All of the Škoda Kamiq’s engines are direct-injection systems with turbochargers. They include brake energy healing along with Stop/Start technology and abide by the presently strictest Euro 6d-TEMP emissions basic. The entry-level engine is a 1.0 TSI providing 70 kW (95 PS). From its cylinder capability of 1.0 l, this three-cylinder model produces optimum torque of 175 Nm and features a manual 5-speed transmission.
The 1.0 TSI with a power output of 85 kW (115 PS) includes a 6-speed transmission as basic, however can be fitted with a 7-speed DSG as a choice, and produces torque of 200 Nm. The top-end engine is the four-cylinder 1.5 TSI with a power output of 110 kW (150 PS) and optimum torque of 250 Nm. Its Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) instantly closes down 2 cylinders when the load is light, hence minimizing fuel. This engine is likewise offered with a 7-speed DSG as an option to the manual 6-speed transmission. All 3 petrol engines are geared up with a petrol particle filter.
The four-cylinder 1.6 TDI diesel motor providing 85 kW (115 PS) likewise provides torque of 250 Nm; it is fitted with an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection and a diesel particle filter as requirement. This effective diesel motor is combined with a 6-speed handbook transmission as requirement; a 7-speed DSG is offered as an alternative.