Skoda’s third model to its European SUV portfolio, the new Skoda Kamiq will go on sale here early next year.
No prices have yet been announced for the front-wheel drive Kamiq, which will join the Kodiaq and Karoq in the line-up.
Despite compact exterior dimensions, Skoda says the Kamiq possesses generous interior space with a boot capacity of 400 litres, which increases to 1,395 litres when the rear seats are folded down.
It adds that the Kamiq’s interior is dominated by a 9.2-inch free-standing screen, providing infotainment and performance information in the driver’s field of view.
And all the Kamiq’s engines are direct-injection units with turbochargers. They come with brake energy recovery as well as stop/start technology. The entry-level engine is a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI delivering 95bhp. A more powerful 1.0 TSI with a power output of 115bhp with a six speed manual, or a seven speed DSG is also offered.
A four-cylinder 1.5 TSI with 150bhp tops the petrol line-up. And it says that a four-cylinder 1.6 TDI diesel engine, delivering 115bhp coupled with a six or seven speed DSG automatic gearbox, will also be part of the offering.
More about this new compact SUV closer to launch.