2020 Skoda Kamiq – The Skoda booth at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show is one of the liveliest and most colorful. The Bohemian House presented a world premiere of a new compact SUV , the Skoda Kamiq.
A CITY SUV
The Kamiq is the 3rd Suv Škoda of the range. Of the Kodiaq and the Karoq, the new arrival takes the name first. Kamiq comes from the language of the Inuit people in northern Canada. But 2020 SKODA KAMIQ is a more agile vehicle, suitable for city traffic, while maintaining the most appreciated features on SUVs , that is, the height from the ground and the comfortable seat. The new Škoda then presents an emotional design, the latest generation of assistance and infotainment systems , considerable roominess and typical ‘ Simply Clever ‘ solutions.
Exclusively front-wheel drive, the new car takes up the aesthetic language of Kodiaq and Karoq. Unusual are the front groups on 2 levels with the daytime lights positioned above the main headlights.
The Kamiq is 4,241 meters long and offers good habitability. To travel in peace, there are also modern assistance systems, efficient engines, state-of-the-art infotainment and connectivity solutions that will be highly appreciated by the younger drivers, to whom the Czech brand is turning to the new Kamiq.
2020 SKODA KAMIQ EXTERIOR – SOPHISTICATED DESIGN
In detail, the 2020 Skoda Kamiq has a large three-dimensional grille and lines that envelop the bonnet. The off-road character is emphasized by the robust front spoiler . The 16 or 18 ” wheels stand out from the side and the bonnet line gives strength and dynamism to the car. Sensations reiterated by the roof line and the high ground clearance. The tail presents new optical groups in the shape of ‘C’ while the diffuser accentuates the muscular appearance. The LED lights are elaborate and look like shimmering jewels. Finally, for the first time on a Škoda, the direction indicators are dynamic; this means that when activated, they light up by sliding from the inside to the outside.
2020 SKODA KAMIQ INTERIOR
Inside the Kamiq offers the Virtual Cockpit , which with its 10.25 ” is the widest in the category. The touchscreen at the top of the dashboard also reaches 9.2 ” and is among the largest in the segment. The side vents extend to the doors, visually creating an effect of greater interior space. The dashboard and the front door lining have high quality surfaces. Indoor lighting is available in 3 colors. The compact SUV offers comfort solutions usually reserved for higher models. Among these we have the steering wheel and the heated windscreen and the heated front and rear side seats. Finally the trunk has a capacity of 400 liters, which increases up to 1,395 liters knocking down the rear seats.
The Kamiq engines are equipped with braking energy recovery, Start / Stop technology and comply with Euro 6d-TEMP emissions limits. It starts with the 1.0 TSI 95 hp unit with a maximum torque of 175 Nm, combined with a 5-speed manual transmission. The same 115 hp engine has a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic 7-speed DSG. The ‘top of the range’ is the 4-cylinder 1.5 TSI 150 hp with a maximum torque of 250 Nm.
On the diesel front there is the 4-cylinder 1.6 TDI 115 hp with a maximum torque of 250 Nm, combined as standard with the 6-speed manual transmission. Finally you can drive the Kamiq 1.0 G-TEC to methane. This is a 3-cylinder unit of 90 hp and 160 Nm.
For those who want to enjoy the pleasure of driving there is the Sport Chassis Control , which allows an even more dynamic set- up . The optional sports suspension is 10 mm lower and offers Sport mode . The driver can configure the Normal , Sport , Eco and Individual modes using the Driving Mode Select . The Front Assistant , with City Emergency Brake and pedestrian presence prediction system, and the Lane Assistant are on board . Up to 210 km / h on the motorway, Adaptive can also take actionCruise Control(optional) able to automatically adjust the vehicle speed based on that of the previous vehicle. The system capable of detecting driver fatigue is always optional.
The level of security can be increased thanks to other optional systems. Among these we only mention the Side Assistant , which detects vehicles up to 70 m away during overtaking or blind spots and assists the driver. The system uses 2 front radars and warns the driver through light signals shown on the inside of the side rear-view mirror.
2020 Skoda Kamiq offers 3 connectivity systems: Amundsen (‘top of the range’), Bolero and Swing . Its high degree of connectivity also allows remote connection via the Škoda Connect app or the web portal. This feature allows owners to open and close the car and check if the windows are closed at a distance, or to have information on the status of the vehicle.
Among the measures that respect the Skoda motto, ‘ Simply Clever’, we have the rubber protections for the edges of the doors that exit at the opening; the electric tailgate which opens and closes by pressing a button or by exerting slight pressure; the removable LED torch inserted in a special compartment in the boot; the retractable tow hook controlled by a button in the boot.