The Skoda Kamiq will be the first product from the Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 programme.
Skoda’s smallest SUV yet, the Kamiq, has been spotted on test in India. The uncamouflaged vehicle seems to be a European-spec model. Do not confuse it with the brand’s much talked about midsize SUV for India. That particular vehicle will be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 before it is available in the market in 2021.
The Skoda Kamiq is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform but the SUV for India will be built on the ‘Indian-ised’ MQB A0 IN platform. In terms of size, it will be closer to the Hyundai Creta and will measure 4.2-4.3 metres in length. For the Indian market, expect a lot of chrome on the Kamiq and a slightly longer wheelbase; for better rear-seat, space than the international versions.
The test model sports a cabin with a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the centre of the dashboard. Skoda is likely to offer a panoramic sunroof in the India-spec model. In order to cater to the chauffeur driven market, the 5-seat cabin will offer some adjustability for the rear seats with reclinable backrests.
Since there’s no official statement about the powertrains yet, it is speculated that the Kamiq for India will be offered with turbo-petrol engines with a possibility of factory-fit CNG options too. No diesel variant will make its way to our shores.
Skoda Kamiq India
– Spotted on test in India for the first time
– In terms of size, it will be closer to the Hyundai Creta
– Will be revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo
Source – AutocarIndia.com