For the longest time, the Skoda Yeti was the only crossover model that the automaker offered to the market. However, that particular model did not really live up to its body style because it became known as an eccentric but adorable tall and rugged hatchback. After the Yeti, Skoda decided to offer a much larger seven-passenger Kodiaq that came in the second half of 2016.
This was then followed by the smaller five seat only Karoq in 2017, which was meant to replace the Yeti. In 2018, Skoda finally decided to add the Kamiq into their portfolio. However, the said model will only be exclusively sold in China, unlike its older siblings that were made available all over the world.
Without having to mention this, the city oriented crossover will be positioned just below the Karoq that we mentioned earlier. This also rounds off Skoda’s three model crossover lineup that is being offered in China. When it comes to the design elements, there isn’t much for us to say because it looks pretty similar to the other two “K” models. However, one thing that you would notice is that the headlights have a different layout, and the main ones are significantly larger too.
As you move on to the rear end of the car, there is a certain familiarity as the Kamiq has clusters setting it apart from the more expensive high riding models. The Kamiq’s interior will be similar to that of other Skoda models. This means it will get a no-frills layout with lots of space for both the passengers and their luggage.
As of now, the Czech automaker based in Mladá Boleslav still has not shared technical specifications about its new crossover. However, we expect the Kamiq to be equipped with a 1.5 liter gasoline engine, and to sit on the PQ platform that was particularly built for the Chinese models used also by the China-spec Rapid.
As mentioned earlier, the Kamiq will not be sold in markets outside of China. But Skoda has already confirmed that the production version of the Vision X that appeared at the Geneva show last month will be launched in 2019. From what we remember, the crossover will be a little more sophisticated than the Chinese model since it will use VW Group’s MQB platform, and will also feature the concept’s hybrid powertrain. Right now, we do not know the model’s moniker just yet, but just like its other siblings (Kodiaq and Karoq), we are pretty sure that its name will start with a “K” too.
Before the Kamiq goes on sale in China in the near future, it will first make its public debut this Wednesday at the Beijing Motor Show.