Skoda Kamiq SUV spied ahead of Geneva unveil

Skoda Kamiq SUV spied ahead of Geneva unveil

8th Feb 2019 2:44 pm

The Kamiq SUV for India will get mild design tweaks; set to rival Hyundai’s Creta and Nissan’s Kicks.

The Skoda Kamiq, the brand’s smallest SUV, has been seen almost undisguised ahead of its world premiere that is slated to take place in Geneva soon.

The five-seat Skoda Kamiq SUV shares its underpinnings with the new Volkswagen T-Cross that made its debut last year. For those who don’t know, the Skoda Kamiq seen here is the production version of the Skoda Vision X concept SUV. The Euro-spec Kamiq will be shown at Geneva first, and will be sold in mainstream markets like Europe and some parts of Asia.

The Kamiq for Europe follows the styling language of the Vision X closely. The SUV gets a wide grille and a two-piece headlight unit – a trend seen in many new SUVs like the latest-gen international-spec Hyundai Santa Fe and the Tata Harrier sold in India. The upcoming Kia SP2i SUV and the Hyundai QXi are also likely to feature the same headlight layout.

Moving to the sides, the Kamiq features subtle character lines and a decent-sized glasshouse. The model’s overall styling mimics the bigger and more expensive Kodiaq SUV that’s is also sold in India.  At the back, the Kamiq gets wraparound tail-lamps with LED elements, which gives the car a fresh look.

India will get a mildly altered version of this SUV, and will introduce the Creta-rival in our market sometime in 2020. This new SUV will be based on a modified version of VW’s MQB A0 platform, dubbed MQB A0 IN for the Indian market.  The Volkswagen Group recently announced its India 2.0 turnaround plan which will see the introduction of the Skoda SUV as its first model. A Volkswagen derivative will follow a little later, which will be followed by two sedans; all of which will be based on the same underpinnings.

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