Coming soon to a ŠKODA Dealer near you!
So here’s a sneak peak into the latest addition to the ŠKODA SUV family – the KAMIQ.
With the advantages of a sport utility vehicle, state of the art assistance and infotainment systems and even an emotive designs, the new KAMIQ appeals to the needs of both family and lifestyle-oriented customers.
The KAMIQ continues the successful SUV design from previous models such as the KODIAQ and the KAROQ and it comes with new visual highlights such as the split headlights featuring the daytime running lights above the main headlights.
Aswell as the new lighting feature the front of the new KAMIQ features a wide radiator grille with double slats and distinct lines on the bonnet. Large wheels measuring at an impressive 16 to 18 inches, an elevated bonnet and high ground clearance contrasts the compact profile of the KAMIQ while maintaining the car’s balanced proportions.
This is also the brand’s FIRST model to feature split LED headlights with daytime running lights. The full-LED version also features fog lights with static cornering lights as well as a HUGE first for a ŠKODA – dynamic front and rear indicators.
(So just to explain that; the front indicators are divided into individual LEDs. When the driver turns the indicators on, they flash outwards in a sweeping motion. The rear features a new interpretation of the ‘C’ shape of the lights.)
The KAMIQ is the brand’s second model featuring the new interior concept which worked so well we brought it back. The free-standing screen is positioned in the driver’s field of view and, at 9.2 inches, the biggest in its segment. The design also includes side air vents extend into the doors.
The quality of the finishes again is just beautiful including the dashboard and the front door trims featuring a high quality, soft-foam surface with a new specific texture resembling crystalline structures – a feature that will shape the brand’s style in future. With a choice of ambient lighting available in the three colours to choose from: white, red and copper. These highlight the shades and coloured contrasting stitching on the seat covers.
The interior of the KAMIQ is by far an impressive creation with its comfort options that are often only seen in higher vehicle segments. These also include a heated steering wheel and heated windscreen. The KAMIQ also offers heated seats, for both the two front seats but also as an option for the outer seats in the back. We want to give you the ultimate experience with the quality you DESERVE.
All engines offered on the KAMIQ are direct-injection units with turbochargers. They come with brake energy recovery as well as Stop/Start technology and comply with the currently strictest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard which is vital in todays environment.
The entry-level engine is a 1.0 TSI delivering 70kW (95PS). This three-cylinder model produces maximum torque of 175 Nm and features a manual five-speed gearbox.
The 1.0 TSI with a power output of 85kW (115PS) comes with a six-speed gearbox as standard, but can also be fitted with a seven-speed DSG as an option if desired, and generates torque of 200 Nm.
The top-end engine is the four-cylinder 1.5 TSI with a power output of 110kW (150PS) and maximum torque of 250 Nm. Its active cylinder technology (ACT) automatically shuts down two cylinders when the load is light, thus saving fuel. This engine is also available with a seven-speed DSG as an alternative to the manual six-speed gearbox. All three petrol engines are equipped with a petrol particulate filter.
The four-cylinder 1.6 TDI diesel engine delivers 85kW (115PS) and offers torque of 250 Nm; it is fitted with an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection and a diesel particulate filter as standard. This engine is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A seven-speed DSG is offered as an option.
Sport chassis control allows for a more dynamic vehicle set-up - this optional sporty chassis is 10mm lower and, in addition to the ‘normal’ mode, also has a ‘sport’ mode with firmer shock absorbers with adjustable valves. ‘Driving mode select’ offers a choice of four modes: ‘normal’, ‘sports, ‘eco’ and ‘individual’. Underbody protection is offered as an optional extra for those who want to take their KAMIQ off road.
The KAMIQ offers state-of-the-art safety systems with front assist and lane assist offered as standard. Front assist includes city emergency braking and predictive pedestrian protection whilst also monitoring the area in front of the car while driving in the city which is a huge help in order to prevent accidents.
Using a camera, lane assist recognises lane markings and helps the driver to keep the car in lane. At speeds of up to 130mph on motorways, the optional adaptive cruise control (ACC) automatically adjusts the speed of the car to that of vehicles ahead which is a huge added bonus and if that wasn’t enough, the optional driver alert fatigue detection system emits a warning as soon as it registers that the driver’s concentration is waning.
If the car’s sensors detect an impending collision, the optional proactive crew protect assist quickly closes any open windows and pre-tensions the front seat belts helping to keep you as safe as possible. It includes up to nine airbags, including a knee airbag and side airbags for the rear seats, helping to protect the passengers in the case of a collision. Also following an accident, the multi-collision brake prevents the vehicle from rolling any further.
The vehicle also includes an optional side assist which can help to detect vehicles that are up to 70 metres away who are loooking to overtake or that are in the car’s blind spot. Another additional assistance is the Rear traffic alert that helps warn the driver about objects moving behind the vehicle when reversing.
Alongside that it has optional rear-view camera and park assist, which automatically manoeuvres the KAMIQ into and out of parallel and bay parking spaces, which can lend the driver a hand when parking. The integrated manoeuvre assist function automatically brakes the city SUV if the sensors detect an obstacle in front of or behind the car during parking.
Three infotainment systems are available for the new KAMIQ. The top-of-the-range Amundsen infotainment system comes with a free-standing 9.2-inch touchscreen that is positioned up high, in clear view of the driver.
The permanent internet connection provides the KAMIQ with eCall, which communicates information such as the car’s location and status in the event of an accident. The car can be accessed remotely using the ŠKODA Connect app or web portal which is keeping up to date with current technology. This feature allows owners to lock and unlock their car or check whether all of its windows are closed – all from a distance. In addition, car owners can conveniently call up information while on the go and find out how much fuel is left in the tank. Other vehicle and driving data such as the car’s mileage or the speeds it has travelled at can also be accessed.
Infotainment apps such as the news, weather and online traffic information can be installed on the Amundsen infotainment system.
In the online shop, customers can select additional data plans, for example to provide passengers with a data allowance via a Wi-Fi hotspot. No additional costs are incurred or further trips to the garage required, as the navigation system’s maps are updated automatically.
The KAMIQ offers more than twenty Simply Clever features. It’s the first car in its segment to offer the option of clever door-edge protection that deploys automatically when the doors are opened. This system prevents damage to the KAMIQ as well as nearby vehicles, particularly in tight parking spaces in the city. The tailgate can be opened and closed at the push of a button; thanks to its integrated tip-to-close function, it can also be closed by lightly pulling on the open tailgate. From the Ambition trim level upwards, a removable LED torch can be found on the side in the boot. The button to electrically unlock the retractable tow bar can also be found in the boot.