A New ŠKODA for China

A New ŠKODA for China

ŠKODA launches its new KAMIQ urban SUV for the Chinese market.

23. 4. 2018 MODELS

Following on from the KODIAQ and KAROQ, the ŠKODA KAMIQ is the third member of ŠKODA’s SUV family for the Chinese market. This car has been devised and developed specifically to meet the requirements of urban customers in China.

The KAMIQ, another prong in ŠKODA’s SUV offensive, has been designed to dovetail with the brand’s SUV family, while echoing the preferences of Chinese customers. The grille and the headlights form a single unit, with the lower features on the sides flowing towards the rear to visually enhance the bold wheel arches. The crystalline tail lights are positioned horizontally, which makes the KAMIQ appear wider, also with the outward position of the reflectors.

Crystalline components – a common thread running through all of ŠKODA’s SUVs – reflect the robust look of the new urban SUV and underscore its graceful details and fine quality.

With a body 4,390 mm long, 1,781 mm wide and 1,593 mm high, the KAMIQ features an astonishingly roomy interior. The ŠKODA KAMIQ is kitted out with a brand-new 1.5-litre engine generating torque of 150 Nm and power of 81 kW.

Like its KODIAQ and KAROQ siblings, the KAMIQ’s name has been inspired by the wilds of Alaska. “KAMIQ” is derived from the word Amiq, the name of an islet in the Bering Strait, where the inhabitants have spent generations weathering the dangers of this wilderness and discovering opportunities and conditions for a fresh start. Young people in China are also embarking on adventures in life that will take them in unimaginable directions, and the ŠKODA KAMIQ will accompany them on their travels.


"ŠKODA sees particularly dynamic growth in the SUV segment on the Chinese automotive market, as demand for SUV models in China has doubled in the past three years alone," says ŠKODA AUTO CEO Bernhard Maier. "ŠKODA’s SUV campaign in China has begun with the successful launch of the ŠKODA KODIAQ and KAROQ models. Continuing this campaign, we have developed another SUV exclusively for the Chinese market – the new ŠKODA KAMIQ. ŠKODA will be presenting the next large SUV later this year, expanding our offering to four SUV models in China."


Bernhard Maier


ŠKODA AUTO and China

  • China is the strongest market in the world for ŠKODA; one in every four ŠKODA cars is sold in China.
  • In 2017, the carmaker sold 325,000 vehicles in China, up 2.5% on 2016 (when it sold 317,100).
  • Last year also happened to be the most successful for ŠKODA since re-entering the Chinese market in 2007.
  • In that time, ŠKODA has sold 2,350,000 cars to customers in China, 1.2 million of which have been OCTAVIAs.


Deliveries of ŠKODA models in China


* ŠKODA KAROQ launched on the Chinese market in March 2018
* ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI launched on the Chinese market during 2017

Further information:
Press release: New ŠKODA KAMIQ makes its debut in Beijing