Skoda reveals Kamiq SUV interior
Skoda has revealed its new Kamiq interior and it’s…. another Skoda-looking cabin.
Almost mirroring the interior design of the new Skoda Scala hatchback – and also inspired by the Vision RS concept - the Kamiq will be the Czech maker’s compact city SUV to take on rivals like the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona and Toyota C-HR.
Scheduled for a public debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show next month, this third teaser image joins exterior sketches released last week and doesn’t leave much for a surprise when it hits the stage in Switzerland early March.
Following Skoda’s SUV nomenclature of names beginning with ‘K’ and ending with ‘Q’, the Kamiq will be built on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and share dimensions very similar to that of the Scala.
Central to the cabin is a large protruding infotainment touchscreen that will introduce USB-C charging points (different to the current USB standard and seen in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class), but if you don’t have a new cord yet there's a wireless charging pad below the redesigned climate controls.
The seats are finished in fabric with heating function and below the gearshift lever (likely to control a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission) are driving modes and automatic parking assist function. In front of the steering wheel is a 10.25-inch digital driver display and we can also see blind spot monitoring indicators on the side mirrors.
The baby SUV is due to launch in Europe after the March show and will land in Australia later in 2019. Tune in to Drive to read all of the latest news from the Geneva motor show as it happens next month.
Alex Rae is Drive’s Melbourne based reporter with over 10 years’ experience in the automotive industry as a photographer and journalist. Having studied both engineering and the arts, Alex understands what makes things tick while appreciating that sometimes it’s all about form over matter…