2019 Skoda Kamiq Shows its Unusual Face Before Geneva Debut
Many people gasped when Skoda showed off the facelift for its Octavia model, but now that’s no longer the model with the boldest face - that distinction goes to the all-new2019 Skoda Kamiq, the company’s brand new but also smallest crossover offering for Europe. Last year Skoda revealed a China-only crossover that is also called the Kamiq, but it’s quite a different vehicle that looks nowhere near as funky or as posh as the Euro model.
2019 Skoda Kamiq
The Skoda Kamiq is the company’s third crossover and its smallest SUV yet. Designed for the subcompact market, the Kamiq was created and built in China by the SAIC-Volkswagen joint venture. Launched on the Chinese market in June 2018, the Kamiq came to Europe in 2019. Somewhat surprisingly, the Kamiq sports a new design for the European market, one that sets it apart from the Kodiaq and Karoq. The three SUVs still have something in common though. As with its larger siblings, the name Kamiq originates from the language of the Inuit people who live in northern Canada and Greenland. And it means something that fits perfectly. As the company’s third SUV since 2016, the Kamiq replaces the Yeti, which was discontinued back in 2017, and shares underpinnings with the Volkswagen T-Roc and the Seat Arona, among other Volkswagen Group vehicles. It also competes with the successful Nissan Juke and its upcoming successor.