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Skoda gives us first glance at the new Kamiq crossover

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 4:57pm

Skoda has given us a first glimpse of the new Skoda Kamiq with two design sketches.

With its powerful, rugged looks, the city SUV continues the Czech brand’s successful SUV design language and adds some new highlights, including a split headlight configuration with daytime running lights above which is a first for Skoda.

At the front, the powerful and confident appearance of the new Skoda Kamiq city SUV is defined by a wide, upright radiator grille, which comes with double slats, a typical feature for the Skoda SUV design and picks up the distinctively sculpted lines of the bonnet above.

The striking tornado line visually elongates the vehicle and harmonizes perfectly with the dynamic roofline while the robust silver-coloured front spoiler underscores the off-road looks. A highlight at the front is the new two-part LED headlamp design with the daytime running light strips positioned above the main headlights.

In addition, the Kamiq is the first Skoda to have dynamic indicators at the front and rear. The headlamp lenses with crystalline effects and LED units enhance the cars premium appeal.

Oliver Stefani, Skoda Chief Designer said: “In our new Kamiq city SUV, we’ve implemented a completely new headlamp configuration. The two-part headlamps with daytime running lights above are a first for Skoda. They give the Kamiq a unique appearance and represent another interpretation of our successful SUV design language.”

The tall, muscular bonnet is an important part of the side view. The extra ground clearance, large wheels and diffuser underscore the powerful appeal of the Skoda Kamiq.

Balanced proportions, clear surfaces and a modern yet timeless design maximise the models dynamic, sporty looks. The eye-catching and clearly defined rear demonstrates a re-interpretation of the classic Skoda C-shaped taillight design and features crystalline shapes that are similar to the front.

The Skoda Kamiq is the first SUV in Europe bearing the Skoda lettering in the middle of the tailgate instead of the familiar Skoda logo.

As with the larger Karoq and Kodiaq, Skoda is sticking to its K-and-Q naming policy for its SUV lineup, and once again the name comes from the Inuit language of the indigenous tribes of northern Canada and Greenland. In fact, according to Skoda, the word kamiq “describes something that fits as perfectly as a second skin in every situation”.

We’ll see the new Kamiq, in full, at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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