New crossover Skoda Kamiq received an official price tagJune 27, 2018
The Czech brand announced the start of sales of its new SUV. In the line of Skoda, the model is on the step below the crossover Karoq.
Skoda Kamiq SUV debuted in April this year. The model is designed specifically for China, its production is established in this country at the joint venture joint venture of Volkswagen and SAIC. The crossover is built on an old PQ25 platform with a semi-independent rear suspension. The length of the Kamiq is 4,390 mm, the width is 1,781 mm, the height is 1,593 mm (with rails – 1,606 mm), the wheelbase is 2,610 mm. Thus, Kamiq is slightly more compact than the Chinese version of Skoda Karoq. Recall for Chinese market Karoq is stretched: the length and wheelbase are increased by 50 mm compared with the European SUV. Dimensions of Karoq, presented in China: 4 432/1 841/1 614 mm, wheelbase – 2,688 mm.
Kamiq is available with a single gasoline atmospheric engine 1.5 MPI of the new family EA211 Evo. Engine power is 110 hp, the maximum torque is 150 Nm. The motor is combined with a five-speed manual or a classic six-speed automatic transmission, the drive is just the front.
The novelty is the cheapest model in the Chinese SUV-line Skoda. The price of the initial version of Kamiq is 109,900 yuan. This is only 100 yuan more expensive than the Hyundai ix25. And in other SKODA complete sets, it’s even cheaper than Korean: 119,900-130,900 yuan for Kamiq against 132,800 – 152,800 yuan for ix25. True, the Hyundai model in China is offered with two engines – an atmospheric engine 1.6 (125 hp) or a turbo four 1.4 T-GDI (140 hp). The first engine is paired with 6MKP or 6KKP, the second is equipped with a seven-speed preselective robotic transmission, the drive of the Hyundai ix25 is also just the front.
In the list of equipment the basic version of the new Skoda are: LED DRL, ABS + EBD, a pair of airbags, a multimedia system with a touchscreen, a rear-view camera, air conditioning. The base Hyundai ix25, in general, has the same set, plus ESC, but without multimedia. For the Skoda Kamiq, there is an electric sunroof, leather upholstery for the seats, ESP, side airbags and curtain airbags, parking sensors, keyless entry system and the engine start button, climate control and cruise control. At the most expensive ix25, instead of the hatch, there is a panoramic roof, also this machine has the driver’s seat ventilation, built-in right-hand exterior mirror video camera (tracks dead zone behind the machine), tire pressure monitoring system.
Outside the Chinese market, Kamiq is not planning to sell.