2019 Skoda Kamiq: this is officially it!
Skoda’s new mini-SUV will take a bow in Geneva
The European customer’s appetite for SUVs and crossovers won’t fade too soon, so the introduction of the all-new Skoda Kamiq shouldn’t raise any eyebrows.
Bound to debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the new Skoda Kamiq uses design cues borrowed from the likes of Kodiaq and Karoq but also adopts original features, such as the split headlights.
The crossover sits on the very versatile MQB architecture and stretches to 4,241 mm in length, 1,793 mm in width and 1,531 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 2,651 mm.
Skoda says the new Kamiq offers a cargo capacity of 400 liters, which can be further extended to 1,395 liters by folding down the rear seats.
For the new Kamiq, Skoda has unlocked a 1-liter, three-cylinder TSI petrol unit good for 95 PS and 175 Nm of torque. The unit is married to a five-speed manual.
The same engine is also tuned to produce 115 PS and 200 Nm. It is bolted to a six-speed manual but optionally, customers can specify the seven-speed DSG transmission.
Topping the petrol range is a 1.5-liter TSI unit making 150 PS and 250 Nm of twist; the powerplant also gets Active Cylinder Technology which deactivates two cylinders during low engine load.
In the diesel camp, the solely choice is a 1.6-liter TDI mill that outputs 115 PS and 250 Nm. There’s also a natural gas-powered unit, in the form of the 1-liter G-TEC aggregate with 90 PS and 160 Nm on tap.
Tech-wise, the new Kamiq can be fitted with a 9.2-inch infotainment screen and the 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit display.