Meet the ŠKODA KAMIQ

Meet the ŠKODA KAMIQ

Models KAMIQ

The urban ŠKODA KAMIQ is the Czech brand’s latest foray in its SUV offensive. Come and take a look.

5. 3. 2019

The ŠKODA KAMIQ has just had its world première at the Geneva Motor Show. The KAMIQ, the brand’s third SUV, is about to take its rightful place alongside its bigger siblings, the KODIAQ and the KAROQ.

The KAMIQ combines the advantages of a sports utility vehicle – such as the higher ground clearance and raised seating – with the nimbleness of a compact hatchback. Its stomping ground is the urban jungle, which is where its virtues really come to the fore.

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“The KAMIQ is the entry-level model in our family of SUVs. Young-looking and fresh, it lacks none of the strength and confidence of the larger models, but is inherently more playful,” says exterior designer Petr Matušinec. “Features such as the dual horizontally split headlights give away its provenance as a member of the ŠKODA SUV family and highlight how versatile our design language is,” adds Matušinec.

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Petr Matušinec
exterior designer

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Speaking of headlights, their new design in the KAMIQ immediately catches the eye. The LED daytime running lights are positioned separately above the main lamps and, in the top-end trim level, this set-up makes it look like four gemstones have been set in the bonnet. The KAMIQ can also take pride in both its rear and front dynamic direction indicators.

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Inside, the KAMIQ follows in the footsteps of the SCALA, another model that was being showcased to the general public in Geneva. The KAMIQ will also offer third-generation infotainment systems enabling it to be online at all times, a Cockpit with a 10.25-inch display, softened surfaces with a finish reminiscent of a crystalline structure, and a host of Simply Clever features.

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The door edge guards, for example, will come into their own when drivers try to park in cramped spaces. These guards, fitted on all doors, protect both the KAMIQ and the cars parked on either side.

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The KAMIQ offers a multitude of safety features and advanced driver-assistance systems. Passive safety is assured by up to nine airbags and other components, while active safety relies on a whole range of assists, such as Lane Assist, Front Assist, including Emergency Brake Assist, Side Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. Travelling is made all the easier by the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Park Assist and Hill-start Assist. If that weren’t enough, you can always reach for the “boot opening assist”, i.e. the electrically operated tailgate. Those who like their car to be athletic will love the sporty chassis with adjustable shock absorbers, enabling drivers to switch between Normal and Sport modes.

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“I think this is a fine car all round, and the individual features complement it really well. The grille, looking self-assured and proud, is an excellent counterweight to the simple, pure and yet just as powerful design of the rear section, where the C-shaped lights have been reinterpreted. What’s more, the fifth door bears the ŠKODA name in letters – this has become a defining feature of all of our new models,” says Petr Matušinec as he sums up his impressions of the new vehicle.

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