Official sketches of the 2020 Skoda Kamiq have just been released. Here’s everything you need to know about this small SUV…
Official sketches of the 2020 Skoda Kamiq
Economical engine options with front-wheel-drive
Price and release date
£16,000; autumn 2019
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2020 Skoda Kamiq styling
Newly released sketches of the 2020 Skoda Kamiq reveal more about the car’s styling and exterior than ever before. That isn’t exactly a huge feat when you consider that prior photos from Skoda have had the car shrouded entirely in shadow, or have just been ridiculously close-up shots of its badge.
The new sketches confirm that the 2020 Skoda Kamiq will look similar to the earlier Skoda Fabia Vision X concept – they depict the Kamiq as having the same squat, angular body shape found on the Vision X. The Kamiq’s grooved and quasi-futuristic doors are practically identical to the earlier concept’s, as are the small headlights, which have separate, thin daytime running lights positioned directly above them.
The boot, bonnet and grille remain unchanged, although the trim at the base of the body kit has been redone – it looks sturdier on the 2020 Skoda Kamiq, while still keeping the Vision X’s chrome finish. The wheels have transformed as well, appearing even larger on the Kamiq and boasting a more modern-looking, five-spoke layout. However, in classic concept car tradition, the wheels will probably end up looking smaller once the Kamiq is actually revealed.
2020 Skoda Kamiq price and release date
The 2020 Skoda Kamiq will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show this March, before an anticipated release in autumn 2019. As a small crossover SUV, it will be an alternative to the likes of the Citroen C3 Aircross and Mazda CX-3.
Beneath the body, the 2020 Skoda Kamiq is slated to be heavily based upon the SEAT Arona. Because of this, you can expect a manual, 1.0-litre petrol entry-level model to cost around £16,000. The top-of-the-range version – an automatic, 1.6-litre diesel – will set you back £25,000.
2020 Skoda Kamiq specs
Few details have been fully confirmed about the 2020 Skoda Kamiq, but what is apparent is that it will have a raised ride height, good visibility and easy access for the driver and passengers. New safety features have been promised too, so expect nifty inclusions like lane-keeping assistance – which provides warnings to keep you in-line on the motorway – and automatic emergency braking.
Because the 2020 Skoda Kamiq will likely be very similar to the SEAT Arona, you can expect a similar mix of petrol and diesel engines. The petrols will range from 1.0 to 1.5 litres with 95 to 115hp, while the diesel option will be a 1.6-litre. Five- and six-speed manual gearboxes will be available, with the top-of-the-range spec getting seven-speed, automatic transmission. No matter what you eventually go for, the Kamiq will only be available in front-wheel-drive.
Inside, despite its small stature, the 2020 Skoda Kamiq is expected to be very spacious, comfortably fitting at least three adult-sized passengers. The boot should be generous as well, so this could become a leading candidate if you’re on the hunt for a new family car.
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