Skoda will be adding a mid-size SUV to their global line-up come next year. It will be named the ‘Kamiq’ and will be coming to the Indian market as well. Recently, a near-production version of the Kamiq has been spotted undergoing testing in Czech Republic.
In all probabilities, it looks like a test mule, with the Kamiq set for a global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Kamiq is derived from Skoda’s Vision X concept which was revealed last year. It will be underpinned by the Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO platform.
India will get the localised MQB AO IN platform, currently being developed by the Volkswagen Group. The Kamiq will carry some bits from Skoda’s premium hatchback, the Scala. It is expected to be making its India debut during the 2020 Auto Expo.
Engine-wise, the Kamiq will come powered with options of a 2.0-litre TDI diesel motor and a 1.4 litre TSI petrol motor. These will come paired to both manual and automatic transmissions. We can expect confirmation regarding the engines to be coming soon.
As the Kamiq will be based on a localised platform, we can expect Skoda to price the mid-size SUV aggressively. It will rival the likes of the Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta and the upcoming MG Motor ZS when launched. We can expect a launch at around the end of 2020 or in early 2021.
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