The India-bound Skoda Kamiq will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB-A0 platform and is going to offer petrol as well as CNG powertrain options.
Skoda is going to unveil the production version of its smallest SUV by far, the Vision X concept based Kamiq at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. Ahead of the highly anticipated debut of this brand new compact SUV, the Czech automaker has teased a couple of design sketches of the same to the media. The Kamiq is expected to make its debut in the European countries sometime this year.
The design sketches show that this urban SUV’s design is quite different and unique from other Skoda vehicles. It front fascia gets a split headlamps design in which the LED daytime running lights sit above the main unit. Similarly, this is the first car in the automaker’s line-up which is going to come with the brand name written in bold letters on the boot-lid instead of its logo.
After its launch in the European countries, the Kamiq is eventually going to make its way to the Indian shores. When launched, this Czech SUV will fall in the same price range as that of the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks. Reports suggest that we can expect Skoda to debut the Kamiq in India as a concept during the 2020 Auto Expo. And eventually launch the production version of the same sometime later that year.
The European spec version is likely to get a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which is capable of producing 131 BHP of power along with 250 Nm of peak torque. In addition to this, there will be one hybrid and one CNG variant of this SUV on offer as well. The hybrid variant, in addition to the combustion engine comes with two electric motors, one for the front and one for the rear wheels.
Skoda compact SUV for India is going to be slightly different to the European spec version. And in addition to the petrol iteration, it will have a CNG variant and no diesel engine option on offer. Prices are likely to fall in-between the range of INR 9 lakh to 15 lakh (ex-showroom).