The Skoda Kamiq gets naked, in full, before arriving in Geneva
The Skoda Kamiq was the model that the Czech firm was missing to complete its offer SUV . Since it was announced, many have been the information that has emerged about him. In addition, so that we do not lose interest, the house of Mladá Boleslav has been commissioned in recent weeks to launch some other teaser or sketch. The first ones had to do with your exterior and the last one, definitive, with the lines that shape your interior .
However, after several leaks of draft, have decided to release all the final material. In this way, the Kamiq , which should be presented at the imminent Geneva Motor Show , will go ahead. So, we have reached this point, in which we can tell you the main secrets that surround what should be a fundamental pillar for the sales of Skoda . Keep reading and do not miss a single fact.
The Kamiq keeps the air of the Karoq and Kodiaq
The Kodiaq and Karoq created an aesthetic identity that the Kamiq updates subtly and elegantly. In it, we find some optical groups double and thin with Full LED technology. The daytime driving light is located in the upper area and the rest of the functions in the lower area. The grill , with chromed edges, extends to the headlights and has double vertical slats.
The tension lines of the bonnet they seem to have continuity on the grill at the same time that they give a preferential place to the logo of the brand. In the lower area, we find a bumper design and a large air intake. In the lower area, a plastic protection (simulating aluminum) is placed and accentuates its off road spirit. If a decade ago we could qualify the Skoda designs as "boring", now we could not maintain this description.
Simply Clever ideas will not be lacking in the Kamiq
In the lateral highlights a glazed surface of generous size to favor the feeling of spaciousness in the cabin. The lines of tension that run through the body are complemented by some wheel arches that flee exaggerated measures. They complete this view some alloy wheels between 16 and 18 inches and chrome roof bars. As a curiosity, the doors offer a protector that is activated when opened and that minimize impacts against other vehicles or objects.
Finally, we must talk about the behind . In it, the Skoda Kamiq incorporates a line hitherto never seen in an SUV of the brand. Two elements stand out on the gate. First, some optical groups divided into two, they bite part of the body and the gate. Second, the logo of the brand, as with the Scala, disappears, leaving only the name of Skoda in letters.Here, borrow the dashboard that has released the new Scala , giving a quantum leap in ergonomics and connectivity possibilities. Thus, highlights a central touch screen of 9.2 inches for the infotainment system or the virtual cockpit (with five display modes) of 10.25 inches .>
One point in favor of the Kamiq is that the designers have kept the climate control controls off the screen. Although they are located in a low area, they will always be more intuitive to use than if they are integrated into this element. However, steering wheel and other controls are inherited from your brothers, such as the gear lever or the controls for lighting or power windows.
If we pass to the passenger compartment, with 4.21 meters , 1.79 meters wide and 1.53 meters high, offers remarkable dimensions. According to the brand, the space for the legs of the occupants of the second row is 73 centimeters , being able to load objects of up to 2.5 meters in length. In addition, its trunk varies between 400 and 1,531 liters (depending on the configuration of the sidewalk).
Finally, we can not ignore the arsenal of active driving aids
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Mechanical range known and without all-wheel drive
As we already knew, the Skoda Kamiq is developed on the MQB-A0 platform of the Volkswagen Group . Thus, and as with the Seat Arona or Volkswagen T-Cross, it will not be possible to have a total traction or reduction system. However, it will have a mechanical range gasoline, diesel and GNC first level with powers that will reach 150 HP.
All engines have with direct injection , turbo and Stop/Start start and stop system. In addition, thanks to the energy regeneration system, they comply with the emission regulations Euro 6d TEMP . All in all, the blocks are the following. In gasoline, there is the 1.0 TSI with 95 and 110 HP and 1.5 TSI 150 HP. In diesel, the 1.6 TDI with 115 HP will not be absent.