Skoda’s 2020 Creta Rival Likely To Be Called Kamiq

Skoda’s 2020 Creta Rival Likely To Be Called Kamiq
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The Euro-spec Kamiq, Skoda’s smallest SUV yet, will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March ‘Kamiq’ is the series production...

The Euro-spec Kamiq, Skoda’s smallest SUV yet, will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March

  • ‘Kamiq’ is the series production name of the SUV based on the 2018 Vision X concept.
  • Follows Skoda’s typical nomenclature fashion: beginning with “K” and ending with “Q.”
  • Skoda’s 2020 India-spec compact SUV to borrow Kamiq’s styling and name, in all likelihood.
  • The India-spec Hyundai Creta rival will be previewed at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.

Skoda Kamiq

Skoda has announced the name of the series production model of last year’s Vision X compact SUV concept (Pictured below). Christened Kamiq, it will make its world debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Skoda Vision X

It was expected that the name of Skoda’s upcoming SUV will begin with “K” and end in “Q”, just like its big brothers such as the full-size Kodiaq and the India-bound Karoq mid-size SUV. The Kamiq will be based on Volkswagen Group’s smallest modular platform, the MQB A0, similar to the India-bound Volkswagen T-Cross.

Skoda Karoq Skoda Kodiaq
Skoda Karoq Skoda Kodiaq

The Czech automaker dropped in the first-ever teaser of the upcoming SUV a few days ago. The SUV is likely to go on sale later this year in Europe. Interestingly, Skoda also retails a China-exclusive SUV with the same name, but it is based on an older platform and features different styling.

Skoda Kamiq

Pictured: Skoda Kamiq (China-spec)

For the Indian market, Skoda will launch a Creta-rivalling SUV by the end of 2020 as the first product under Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 business plan. The group recently inaugurated a new technology centre in Pune and announced that the India SUV will be previewed at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The teaser image of the India-spec SUV showcased at the inaugural ceremony looks similar to the Skoda Vision X concept. Hence, it is safe to assume that the India-spec SUV might borrow styling and name with the upcoming Kamiq.

Production-spec Vision X SUV teaser image

Pictured: Skoda Kamiq

Stay tuned to CD for the reveal of the Kamiq at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

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