Skoda introduced its smallest crossoverMarch 5, 2019
Czech Skoda introduced its most compact crossover called Kamiq. The word comes from an Inuit language – a group of indigenous people living in northern Canada and Greenland – and means “that is perfect for its owner.” The public debut of the novelty took place at the Geneva Motor Show. In the model range of the Czech brand car will take place below Karoq and Kodiaq. The main rivals of the car are called Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Hyundai Kona. Sales of new items in Europe should begin this fall.
Kamiq length is 4241 mm, width – 1793 mm, and height – 1531 millimeters. The size of the wheelbase is 2651 millimeters. The car has a high ground clearance (37 mm more than the Scala hatchback). The choice of customers will offer wheels with a diameter of 16 to 18 inches. The luggage compartment at the crossover is 400 liters. When folded rear seats, this figure grows to 1395 liters.
The car is built on the MQB platform. This chassis already uses a range of compact and mid-size cars: from the new Volkswagen Polo to the Skoda Kodiaq crossover. The design of the model is made in the style of the Vision X concept. The crossover has a wide grille, spoiler, C-shaped lights, a diffuser, as well as LED headlights with daytime running lights located in the upper part and integrated dynamic direction indicators. For a fee, the novelty can be equipped with an additional bottom protection. Also, customers will be offered a sports suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers.
In the cabin of the crossover, a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit was installed under the instruments and a touchscreen multimedia display with a diagonal from 6.5 to 9.2 inches. Kamiq has a surface with a texture imitating crystal structures, and various upholstery options, including a new microfiber coating. In addition, the model received a Wi-Fi access point and a navigation system. The driver is available adaptive cruise control, rear-view camera, parking assistance system, the system in the lane, emergency braking function, pedestrian recognition system and fatigue control function.
The basic versions of the novelty are offered with a 1.0-liter TSI gasoline engine with three cylinders. Capacity of the unit is 95 liters. with. and 175 Nm of torque. The engine works with a five-speed manual gearbox. Also in the range of engines included the same engine, but with a return of 115 liters. with. and 200 Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox. Optionally offered seven-step “robot”.
In addition, customers will be offered a 1.5-liter gasoline engine TSI, which produces 150 liters. with. and 250 Nm of torque. To save fuel, the driver is available Active Cylinder Technology (ACT), which automatically shuts off two cylinders with a small load. This engine is combined with a six-step manual transmission or a seven-step “robot” DSG.
Kamiq can be equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. Capacity of the unit makes 115 l. with. and 250 Nm of torque. Some countries will offer a gas version of the Kamiq with a 1.0-liter G-Tec engine (90 hp.) And a six-speed manual transmission.
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