Skoda showed the look of a new compact crossover for Europe

Skoda showed the look of a new compact crossover for Europe

January 30, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Czech brand published the first design sketches of the small Kamiq crossover, which will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show

Skoda has published design sketches of the new compact Kamiq crossover for the European market. The public premiere of the car will be held in March 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Judging by the images, the new appearance will differ from the model of the same name for China, presented in spring 2018 at the Beijing Motor Show. The European Kamiq will get a completely different front end with a grille and dual head optics, made in the style of the Vision X concept car, shown in Geneva last year.

Skoda Kamiq will be built on the “younger” modification of the modular chassis MQB-A0, which is the basis of the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross. Thus, the overall length of the novelty will be about 4.2 m, width 1.75 m, and height – 1.6 meters.

It is assumed that the range of engines at the Skoda Kamiq will be the same as that of the Volkswagen T-Cross. The list of units of the smallest at the moment VW crossover includes three-cylinder petrol supercharged engines with a capacity of 95 and 115 horsepower.

The top option – a 150-hp turbo four 1.5-liter working volume. As an alternative, a 1.6-liter diesel engine is available, giving out 95 power. The base unit is paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the rest – with a six-speed or seven-speed robotized DSG.

As expected, the list of electronic “helpers” will include an automatic emergency braking system with the ability to recognize pedestrians, the function of monitoring “blind” zones and observing the traffic lane, as well as adaptive cruise control and tracking system for driver fatigue.