New ŠKODA KAMIQ makes its debut in Beijing

› Third ŠKODA SUV continues model campaign in China

› New urban SUV, the KAMIQ, unveiled at the Czech Embassy in Beijing

› ŠKODA’s powerful SUV design language continues with the new ŠKODA KAMIQ

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 interior.

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.

Catherine Van Geel

PR Manager, D'Ieteren NV

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