Skoda’s teaser campaign for its Europe-bound subcompact crossover continues this week with a second episode in which we get to search out out the mannequin’s name. As initially believed, the B-segment model received’t carry over the Vision X moniker of the concept offered final 12 months as instead it should use a word starting with “K” and ending in “Q” like the larger Karoq and Kodiaq. Quite than coming up with an entirely new moniker, Skoda has determined to go along with “Kamiq” – a name it’s been utilizing in China for another small crossover since 2018. The mannequin (pictured at the finish) is locally produced on the factory in Nanjing and generated 27,900 gross sales final year.
Though it’ll carry the same moniker as the CN-spec crossover, the European version is set to adchoose completely different styling to raised cater to the European market. The teaser launched up to now by Skoda hints the manufacturing model will keep true to the aforementioned Vision X concept and by that we imply it is going to have the split headlight design. The Chinese Kamiq has a pair of conventionally styled headlights. There’s a reasonably good likelihood the back of the Euro Kamiq will even be totally different, much like the Octavia sold in Europe is different than the one available within the Folks’s Republic.
Primarily Skoda’s version of the Volkswagen T-Cross and SEAT Arona, the new metropolis-oriented crossover from Mladá Boleslav will trip on the VW Group’s MQB platform and is ready premiere early March on the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s too early to speak about pricing, however it ought to undercut its fancier VW sibling while offering a more spacious cabin and loads of Merely Clever features such as you’d anticipate from a Skoda.
The oily bits are just about already identified since we’re expecting the Euro version of the Skoda Kamiq to begin off with a 3-cylinder 1.zero TSI and degree up to a 1.5 TSI like its German and Spanish siblings. It remains to be seen whether or not there’s going to be a 1.6 TDI, however it may occur since its two cousins are available with a diesel engine.Read More »