New Škoda for China - First sketches of mainstream city
By: Fedora Atjeh | April 19, 2018
|New Škoda for China - First sketches of mainstream city|
Throughout this year the Czech firm Škoda will launch a new SUV model, framed in the huge offensive of this type of all-terrain vehicles being carried out by the Volkswagen group. Named Škoda Kamiq, this small urban SUV is designed exclusively for China.
And is that the Asian giant is the largest market for the company of the German group. With sales of 325,000 units in the last year, China sells a quarter of all Škoda marketed worldwide.
The official launch of the Škoda Kamiq, developed specifically according to the needs of Chinese customers and manufactured (when it touches) locally by the Shanghai-VW joint venture, will take place at the Beijing Motor Show next week. and for now we can see the first sketches that advance us its interesting aspect.
This SUV seeks to have a more urban character than its brothers and be a product more in line with what customers in China look for. In price it will be positioned in the range of the Czech brand below the Škoda Karoq, although by dimensions it is not expected to be much smaller.
Some rumors from the Asian country (CarNewsChina concretely) suggest that under the hood there would be at least 1.5 liters of gasoline with 110 HP of power and associated with a six-speed manual gearbox, which would also have the automatic transmission DSG double clutch.
For now in the old continent the most anticipated launch of Škoda is, of course, another SUV, in particular the smallest of the range (a B-SUV), which we already advanced a little over a month ago during the Geneva Motor Show , in the form of the Škoda Vision X concept. It will be an all-rounder like its cousins the SEAT Arona and the future Volkswagen T-Cross.
The production of this new urban SUV will begin next year 2019 and today it is unknown what commercial name the model will have when it finally arrives at European dealerships.