› Rally version of the ŠKODA KAMIQ harks back to Dakar Rally
› Model name refers to ŠKODA AUTO’s responsibility for Group’s activities in North Africa
› Close collaboration with ŠKODA Motorsport
Mladá Boleslav, 23 May 2022 – Three, two, one – go! The ŠKODA AFRIQ could enter any special stage of the legendary Dakar Rally off the bat. The eighth ŠKODA Student Concept Car is a spectacular rally version of the ŠKODA KAMIQ. This is the first time the city SUV has served as the basis for a Student Concept Car. The experts from ŠKODA Motorsport were more closely involved in developing the ŠKODA AFRIQ than any other Student Concept Car. The project executed by the 25 apprentices, including three women, pays homage to the roots and the original home of the ‘Dakar’ and at the same time points to ŠKODA AUTO’s responsibility for Volkswagen Group activities in North Africa.
“Our Student Concept Car this year, the ŠKODA AFRIQ, is the impressive result of the tremendous creativity and talent of our up-and-coming employees. The ŠKODA AUTO Vocational School prepares them in the best possible way for their career at ŠKODA AUTO, giving them the opportunity to apply and consolidate what they have learned at an early stage in their practice-based training. I am especially pleased with our apprentices’ high level of innovation, which also has sustainability at its core. I am confident that with these committed young professionals, we are in an excellent position to shape the future of our company together and make our transformation a success.”
Maren Gräf, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for People & Culture
Since 1 January 2021, ŠKODA AUTO has been responsible for all the Group’s activities in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria and is opening up new markets with growth potential in the region. As part of its NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030, ŠKODA AUTO is striving to become the leading European car manufacturer in the growth markets of India and North Africa by 2030 under the banner of ‘EXPLORE’. The ŠKODA AFRIQ Student Concept Car increases awareness of this responsibility for the North Africa region.