The expected subcompact SUV from Skoda is already a reality. During these last month we have followed very closely the development of the model that will occupy the top in the SUV family of the Czech manufacturer. A model that has finally been christened Skoda Kamiq.
Skoda has opted for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the stage to materialize the debut of the new Kamiq.
This new B-SUV will reach the dealers with a clear objective, to rival models such as the SEAT Arona, Kia Stonic and Renault Captur, among many others. It has been developed on the MQB A0 platform of the Volkswagen Group.
He is a little bigger than the rest of his "brothers" of the German Group. Up to five passengers can travel on board the Kamiq and its trunk measures 400 liters (a figure that can be increased to 1,395 liters).
ŠKODA KAMIQ: All the highlights
All ŠKODA KAMIQ engines are direct injection and equipped with a turbocharger. They have a system that recovers the braking energy as well as the start/stop function. In addition, they comply with the Euro 6d TEMP emission standard, the most stringent currently in force. The basic model features a 70 KW 1.0 TSI engine (95 hp). The 1.0 three-cylinder engine develops a maximum torque of 175 Nm and is combined with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The 1.0 TSI model with 85 kW (115 bhp) develops 200 Nm of torque and is equipped as standard with a 6-speed gearbox. The 7-speed DSG automatic transmission is available on request. The most powerful engine is the 1.5 TSI four-cylinder 110 kW (150 hp), capable of developing 250 Nm of maximum torque. In the presence of a reduced load, the active cylinder management system (ACT) keeps only two cylinders running, thus reducing consumption. This version is also combined with the 6-speed manual transmission, while the 7-speed DSG gearbox is available as an option. All three petrol engines are equipped with a diesel particulate filter.
A completely new crossover model combines the advantages of SUVs with the agility of compact cars. Modern assistance systems are combined with a fresh design.