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ŠKODA’s new SUV is called the KAMIQ. The crossover is the third SUV for the European market and marks the next step in our SUV campaign. The word KAMIQ comes from the language of the Inuit people living in northern Canada and Greenland. It describes something that fits as perfectly as a second skin in every situation. Reason enough to give the new crossover model the same name as the SUV already established in China.
The ŠKODA KAMIQ is an urban crossover model that presents itself as an ideal companion to everyday life in the modern city and beyond. The name KAMIQ is already established as the name of a model in China and is therefore perfectly suited to the new crossover model. At the same time, the designation falls within the nomenclature linking all models in the SUV model range – the names of all current ŠKODA SUV models start with a K and end with a Q. With the new KAMIQ, we are taking the next step in our SUV campaign and expanding our offering with a compact and lifestyle-oriented entry-level model for the European market.
The KAMIQ combines the agility and handling of a compact car with the traditional advantages of an SUV – higher seating position, better visibility, easier to get in and out, and higher ground clearance. Based on the modular transverse matrix, the latest ŠKODA model offers new assistance systems, and convinces with numerous ‘Simply Clever’ features that popularised the brand just as much as the generous space.
Built on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, the KAMIQ offers generous interior space and plenty of legroom for rear passengers thanks to the 2,651-millimetre wheelbase. The boot volume is 400 litres, increasing to 1,395 litres with the rear seat backrests folded down.
The first interior shot of the new KAMIQ has been released ahead of the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The KAMIQ is the brand’s second model to feature the new interior concept, following the design first seen in the VISION RS. The freestanding screen, which is positioned high in the driver’s field of vision, matches the lines of the bonnet and provides a shelf for the hand operating the touchscreen.
The optional virtual cockpit features one of the largest displays in the segment at 10.25 inches. The instrument panel has been redesigned to match the exterior styling and the front door panels feature a high-quality, soft foam surface. The ambient lighting, which is offered in copper, red or white, contrasts the stitching on the seats. Suedia, a fine microfibre material, is offered as an upholstery option. The KAMIQ offers optional heating for the windscreen, rear seats and steering wheel
The world premiere of the new KAMIQ takes place at the Geneva Motor Show from 5 to 17 March 2019.