2020 Skoda Kamiq spotted ahead of its Indian launch recently during its initial phase of road testing. Kamiq seen here is the European-spec model, but the Indian version will be similar in design. The Skoda Kamiq India could possibly be the company’s first offering under 2.0 strategy in India.
The 2020 Skoda Kamiq is already available in foreign markets. The design is in line with other modern Skoda products; clean and sharp cuts with ample hints to the brand’s DNA.
Skoda Kamiq Confirmed for India Launch in 2020
Skoda has confirmed that it will preview a mid-size SUV concept at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. The Indian version will be slightly longer than the European model, and will sit on a longer wheelbase. While the design will be similar to the global model, the Skoda Kamiq will feature India-specific styling touches.
The All-New Skoda Kamiq India Specifications
The all-new Skoda Kamiq India is also said to compete with the likes of the Kia Seltos, MG Hector, and upcoming Hyundai Creta.
It has a floating touchscreen infotainment system, two-zone climate control, keyless entry and go. It also includes a digital instrument cluster, automatic headlamps, and a start/stop system that reduces emissions. The usual suspects will be present – a sunroof, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay will all be present.
In a nutshell, the Kamiq is Skoda’s Hyundai Creta-sized SUV, which is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform. However, the yet-unnamed Skoda SUV for India will be built on the ‘Indian-ised’ MQB A0 IN platform. In size, the SUV will measure 4.2-4.3m in length, and is expected to sport a slightly longer wheelbase than international versions.
The test model sports an 8.0-inch touchscreen unit. Skoda is understood to be going the distance with respect to features for the India-spec model, with elements like a panoramic sunroof being likely. The five-seat cabin will also boast some level of adjustability for the rear seats with reclinable back rests, again something to address the needs of chauffeur-driven Indian owners.
While the exact powertrain details of the pictured model aren’t clear, the Kamiq for India will be offered with turbo-petrol engines, and there is the likelihood of factory-fit CNG options too. However, Skoda will not have diesel for India.