Skoda Kamiq officially launches in China

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Words: Nile Bijoux
24 Apr 2018

Skoda has finally replaced the long-serving Yeti as its crossover offering with this, the Kamiq.

Following the “starts-with-a-K, ends-with-a-Q” naming scheme for Skoda SUVs, the Kamiq joins the line-up started by the seven-seat Kodiaq and fleshed out with the Karoq. However, this new model will only exist in the Chinese market.

Skoda has stuck to its styling guns with the Kamiq, although the headlights have a different layout and the main lamps are larger. The rear end is similar, with new light clusters differentiating the smaller SUV from the larger.

No technical specs were announced, but a 1.5-litre petrol engine and the specially-made PQ platform are expected, the latter already in play in the Chinese-spec Rapid.

While the rest of us won’t get a chance at the Kamiq, Skoda has confirmed a production version of the Vision X concept will be launched in 2019. It will use the VW Group’s MQB platform potentially alongside a hybrid powertrain. It will probably have a K-starting name, in case you were wondering.

The Kamiq goes on sale in the near future. Price is TBC.


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