Agile but still spacious
“It’s unmistakably a ŠKODA, but at the same time, it’s totally different. Our goal was to create a different kind of SUV from what has been seen before,” explained Christian Strube, the ŠKODA management board member responsible for technical development. The KAMIQ takes the advantages typical for SUVs, such as the increased ride height and the resulting comfortable driving position, and combines them with the agility of a compact car.
Despite the undeniably compact dimensions (4,241 mm in length, 1,793 mm in width, and 1,531 mm height), it still boasts a longest-in-class interior. Rear passengers have a generous 73 mm kneeroom and the luggage compartment accommodates 400 to 1,395 litres. The front-passenger seat’s folding backrest opens up extra space so that items up to 2.5 metres in length can be transported. On top of that, there are more than twenty Simply Clever solutions inside – including an umbrella in the driver’s door, or, uniquely in this segment, slide-out door-edge protectors. The car can also be equipped with a retractable tow bar and an electrically operated tailgate that closes at the push of a button.