Skoda is adding a third model to its European SUV portfolio, with the Kodiaq and Karoq being joined by the all-new Skoda Kamiq.
The Skoda Kamiq will be available to order in Ireland from October 2019, with prices to be confirmed.
Despite compact exterior dimensions, 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.
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. The Skoda Kamiq is equipped with the latest generation of infotainment systems that are always online via the most advanced Connect online services in the Skoda range. An optional Virtual Cockpit is also offered.
All of the Skoda 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 of115bhp 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. A four-cylinder 1.6 TDI diesel engine delivering 115bhp coupled with a six or seven speed DSG automatic gearbox is also part of the offering.
The Skoda Kamiq is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.
Skoda Auto CEO, Bernhard Maier stated: “By introducing the Skoda Kamiq, we are completing our successful European SUV portfolio at the lower end. The Skoda Kamiq will captivate new customer groups for the Skoda brand, and it is, therefore, an important component of our model campaign. The Skoda Kamiq offers an attractive overall package and combines SUV typical characteristics such as the elevated seat position and a good view of the road with agile handling, an emotive design, a high level of safety and state-of-the-art connectivity. Furthermore, its generous amount of space and many Simply Clever features make it a real Skoda.”
Skoda Ireland Head of Marketing & Product, Raymond Leddy said: “Sales of the Karoq and Kodiaq have proved very strong since they arrived into the Irish market and we feel that the Kamiq will serve to add to this success. There is a huge appetite from buyers in this segment, and the Kamiq will offer great quality and refinement to this rapidly-growing small SUV segment, and we are confident, like all Skoda models, that it will be very competitive in terms of price, too.”