While Skoda revealed two exterior shots last week, this week the automaker is providing a deep dive into its interiors. As with any Skoda, interior space is ample. Skoda Kamiq builds its new car’s interior, based on the interior of Vision RS study. This is similar to the interiors of new Skoda Scala.
Dashboard includes a 10.25” digital display and virtual cockpit option on offer, ambient lighting, and optional heating for steering wheel, windscreen and rear seats. In its new avatar, Skoda Kamiq for Europe will look different from Skoda Kamiq crossover shown at Auto China 2018.
Smaller than Karoq and Kodiaq, new Kamiq is being slotted as a city SUV. Spaciousness is courtesy to the long wheelbase. The SUV is built on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). Wheelbase stands at 2,651 mm, while rear legroom is at 73 mm. Bootspace measures at 400 litres, and can be increased to 1,395 litres with the rear seat backrests folded down.
On the inside is a redesigned instrument panel and side air vents that extend into the doors. The instrument panel and front door panels are made of a soft foam surface with crystalline structure based, to bring out a new grain, intrinsic to the brand’s new design outlook.
Ambient lighting colour options include copper, red or white, which add to visual appeal and add a contrast to seat cover stitches. A new upholstery option on offer is Suedia made of microfibre material. Ample heating adds to interior comfort.
Skoda Kamiq is a new global SUV, which shares platform with Volkswagen T-Cross SUV. Both these SUVs are going to be launched in India. But, will be different than their European counterparts. For Europe, these are build on the MQB AO platform, for India these will be built on MQB AO IN platform. This is a slightly tuned platform, which is under development as of now. The Kamiq SUV will be the first one, to be based on this new platform.
Skoda has revealed that the India-spec Kamiq will debut at the 2020 Auto Expo next year as a concept. Launch will take place by end 2020. It will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Once launched, it will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta.