From the KODIAQ to the KAMIQ: the ŠKODA SUV family in China

› With the launch of the KODIAQ in 2017, ŠKODA started its SUV campaign on the Chinese market
› The KODIAQ GT, offered exclusively in China, was ŠKODA’s first SUV coupé
› KAROQ and KAMIQ are more spacious to meet the needs of Chinese customers

Mladá Boleslav / Tianjin, 4 November 2019 – Alongside the KAMIQ GT, ŠKODA’s SUV line-up in China includes four other models. The spacious KODIAQ can accommodate up to seven people and has an exclusive Chinese sibling, the elegant KODIAQ GT coupé. The KAROQ is 50 mm longer than the European version, and the entry-level model, the KAMIQ, was specifically developed for the Chinese market.

In the spring of 2017, the launch of the ŠKODA KODIAQ marked the beginning of ŠKODA’s extensive SUV campaign in China. Its distinctive design language, which excudes a rugged nature and a high level of safety, was the role model for all of the brand’s SUV family members that followed. Thanks to its large wheelbase of 2,791 mm, the KODIAQ quickly won over many customers in China with its very spacious interior, which can accommodate up to seven people, its high degree of functionality, intuitive operation, fantastic workmanship and excellent value for money. It is based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB platform, is 4,698 mm long, 1,883 mm wide and – including the roof rails – has a height of 1,676 mm. Boasting a capacity of up to 2,065 l with the rear seats folded down, the KODIAQ has the largest boot in its segment. Whilst the five-seater’s boot can hold at least 506 l, the seven-seater’s is still 190 l even if all the seats are occupied. Numerous assistance systems, such as Front Assist, as well as innovative infotainment and connectivity solutions are available as optional extras. This includes Baidu CarLife for example, which makes it possible to access the Infotainment Online mobile online services at any time. There is a choice of two powerful yet efficient petrol engines: the 2.0 TSI outputting 137 kW (186 PS) and the 2.0 TSI producing 162 kW (220 PS).



Top model KODIAQ GT exclusively available for Chinese ŠKODA customers

At the end of 2018, ŠKODA presented the KODIAQ GT as the first SUV coupé in the brand’s history, which is exclusively reserved for Chinese customers. The KODIAQ GT perfectly combines the versatility of an SUV with the elegance of a coupé, thus appealing to lifestyle-oriented customers as well. With its black ŠKODA grille including chrome-plated double ribs, LED headlights, front bumper with added depth and large air inlets, it is even more striking than the KODIAQ. The roof line slopes gently from behind the front doors, merging into an angular tailgate, and contributes just as significantly to the sporty, powerful design language as the dynamically sculpted side sills featuring matt black details. The clean-cut LED tail lights exhibiting ŠKODA-typical crystalline structures, the black diffuser and a narrow reflector spanning the entire width of the vehicle beneath the loading sill create additional highlights. High-quality materials and the optional, individually adjustable Virtual Cockpit characterise the interior. The extensive range of infotainment and connectivity solutions perfectly complements the KODIAQ GT’s exclusivity. These include Wi-Wi access and Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife and MirrorLinkTM. Numerous assistance systems such as Blind Spot Detect, Front Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) including the Stop-and-Go function ensure a very high level of safety. The entry-level engine, a 1.4 TSI outputting 110 kW (150 PS), comes coupled exclusively with front-wheel drive, as does the 2.0 TSI producing 137 kW (186 PS). The range-topping engine is the same as in the KODIAQ, the 2.0 TSI delivering 162 kW (220 PS) and comes with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG as standard.



More comfort in the larger KAROQ variant in China

Exactly 50 mm longer and with a wheelbase that has grown by the same amount to 2,688 mm, the ŠKODA KAROQ in China offers more space and comfort in the interior than the European version. The 4,432-mm-long, 1,841-mm-wide and 1,614-mm-high Chinese KAROQ follows the styling of its larger sibling, the KODIAQ, and looks just as expressive, powerful and rugged as ŠKODA’s other SUV models. This appearance is characterised by short overhangs at the front and rear, a sloping roofline that is visually extended by a line in the D-pillar, and the tapered rear. It comes with a choice of two efficient engines: a 1.2 TSI with a power output of 85 kW (115 PS) and the range-topping variant, a 1.4 TSI producing 110 kW (150 PS). ŠKODA offers numerous assistance systems for the KAROQ too, such as the optional Front Assist including City Emergency Brake and Blind Spot Detect.



KAMIQ as an entry-level model developed especially for the Chinese market

The ŠKODA KAMIQ acts as the entry-level model in ŠKODA’s SUV range in China. Measuring 4,390 mm, it is approximately 15 cm longer than the European model presented in the summer of 2019. With a capacity of 463 to 1,510 l, its boot is also bigger. The SUV measures 1,781 mm in width, it is 1,593 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. The KAMIQ is powered by a new 1.5 MPI delivering 82 kW (111 PS) and achieving maximum torque of 150 Nm. Apart from the base model, the KAMIQ comes equipped with an automatic gearbox as standard. The spacious interior continues the rugged off-road look of the exterior, and the comfortable front seats with a 3D-effect check pattern add an extra visual touch. Being aimed at young, urban customers, the KAMIQ offers a particularly high level of connectivity. One of the highlights here is the intuitive voice control courtesy of iFLYTEK. Using artificial intelligence, this system from one of the leading Asian providers in this field, which understands Mandarin and its local variations, can also learn individual accents. Smartphones can be paired with the infotainment systems via Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife and MirrorLink™, and an eight-inch touchscreen acts as the central control unit.




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