New Skoda Kamiq: the whole lot you must know

The Skoda Kamiq is the Czech firm’s latest – and smallest SUV – and sits under the Kodiaq and Karoq within the vary.

It faces some severe rivals just like the Renault Captur, Volkswagen T-Cross and the soon-to-be-launched Nissan Juke. However contemplating the excellence of its larger sibling, it stands a very good probability of being a smash hit.

We’re nonetheless ready for Skoda to substantiate UK specs and costs (we anticipate it to start out at round £17,000), however within the meantime, that is what we all know to this point.

Oh, and in case you had been questioning, kamik is pronounced ‘ka-mik’.

Skoda Kamiq: Measurement

New Skoda Kamiq Details

At 4,241 mm lengthy, 1,793 mm broad and 1,553 excessive (together with roof rails), the Kamiq is the smallest SUV ever within the Skoda vary. For reference, the Renault Captur is 4,122mm lengthy, 1,778mm broad and 1,566mm excessive.

The boot presents 400 liters of area, which may be expanded to 1,395 mm by folding down the 60:40 cut up rear seat. This implies it’s much less sensible than the Scala, which presents 467 liters to 1,410 liters.

Skoda Kamiq: Engine

skoda kamik dials

4 engines can be found: three petrol and one diesel, with a selection of 5 and six-speed guide gearboxes and a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.

At launch, a pair of 1.0-litre TSI petrol engines producing 95hp and 115hp might be mated to a 1.6-litre TDI producing 115hp. A extra highly effective 150hp 1.5-litre petrol will be part of the vary earlier than the top of the 12 months.

The Kamiq presents 39 mm extra floor clearance than the brand new Scala hatchback and may be fitted with Sports activities Chassis Management, which reduces the experience peak by 10 mm.

Skoda Kamiq: Specs

Skoda Kamiq Interior

We do not know the Kamiq trim ranges, however they’re prone to be much like different koda fashions, so may embrace S, SE, SE Know-how and SE L.

Some fashions will get cut up LED headlights with daytime operating lights on the high (a Skoda first), whereas vehicles with full LED lights will get dynamic entrance and rear indicators. A panoramic terrace could be non-compulsory.

Different choices embrace a ten.25-inch digital cockpit, a heated windscreen and steering wheel, an electrical tailgate and a retractable tow bar. Customary options ought to embrace guide air con, DAB radio, 16-inch alloy wheels and a 6.5-inch infotainment display.

Skoda Kamiq: Costs

Skoda Kamiq Apple CarPlay

Proper now, it is the nice unknown. The Volkswagen T-Cross begins at £16,995, so we might anticipate the entry-level Kamik to observe swimsuit. Most patrons will select the SE mannequin with the extra highly effective 1.0-liter engine, which ought to are available at simply £20,000.

Skoda Kamiq: what else we have to know

Skoda Kamiq Infotainment

Skoda would not make unhealthy vehicles. Each presents nice worth for cash and is full of neat options. Kamik might be no exception.

Skoda is promising a variety of ‘merely cleaver’ options, akin to door-edge safety, a tip-to-close electrical tailgate, a detachable LED flashlight, an built-in funnel within the windscreen washer tank lid and naturally, One umbrella.

As quickly as we drive a automobile within the UK, we’ll deliver you a full description of the driving impressions in addition to costs and specs.

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