Mladá Boleslav / Beijing, 23 April 2018 – The urban SUV, the ŠKODA KAMIQ, is celebrating
its world premiere on 23 April at the ŠKODA International Media Workshop at the Czech
Embassy in Beijing. Following on from the ŠKODA KODIAQ and the ŠKODA KAROQ, the
new SUV is to become the third member of the ŠKODA SUV family. The KAMIQ is rigorously
continuing the powerful ŠKODA SUV design language and impresses with modern
technology and an expressive design. Immediately after the world premiere, ŠKODA will
present the KAMIQ to the public at the ‘Auto China 2018’, which will take place from 25 April
to 4 May in Beijing. The urban SUV will be launched onto the market only a couple of months
after the motor show.
The new ŠKODA KAMIQ combines compact dimensions and a surprisingly spacious interior. The
body is 4,390 mm long, 1,781 mm wide and 1,593 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,610 mm. The car
is equipped with an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces a power output of 81 kW and
torque of up to 150 Nm. The engine’s power is transmitted via an automatic gearbox.
The KAMIQ’s design comes with all the features of ŠKODA’s powerful SUV design language. The
typical radiator grille with its vertical double slats is an unmistakeable expression of ŠKODA’s DNA.
Lines in the crystalline headlights flow into the lines of the grille, lending the KAMIQ a bold
appearance. The precise, sharply cut tornado line gives a three-dimensional look and, together with
the 17-inch double five-spoke alloy wheels, creates a sporty side view. The crystalline tail lights are
positioned horizontally. This and the outward position of the reflectors make the SUV appear wider.
The robust design also continues in the interior. Thanks to the raised infotainment display in the
centre of the dashboard, the driver can operate many vehicle functions with great ease and
comfort. A chrome trim running across the entire width of the dashboard stylishly connects its
components. One effective detail is the innovative, angled installation of the speakers. Due to their
ergonomic design, the driver and front passenger seat offer excellent comfort and lateral support.
The seat covers come in a plaid pattern with 3D effect, which further enhances the modern feel of
The KAMIQ is aimed at young, urban customers who wish to maintain their digital lifestyle even
whilst on the go in their car and who desire modern connectivity solutions. Therefore, the new SUV
is equipped with an intelligent connectivity system that has been newly developed by ŠKODA. The
technological highlight of the system is the voice control from iFLYTEK, one of Asia’s leading
providers of voice recognition based on artificial intelligence. The software understands regional
Chinese dialects and can even learn individual and local language styles automatically.
Smartphones can be connected via Apple CarPlay, Baidu Carlife and MirrorLink™ interfaces;
compatible apps are operated on the eight-inch screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720. In addition,
the connectivity system also provides many practical services such as a guide for restrictions based
on number plates, real-time traffic information, weather information and POI notifications.
On 25 April, ŠKODA will present the KAMIQ to the public for the first time at the ‘Auto China 2018’.
Media representatives and visitors are very welcome to experience the new urban SUV live and up
close at the SAIC ŠKODA booth in Hall W4 of the Chinese International Exhibition Centre.