The Kamiq is offered only with front wheel drive. Although it is primarily a family market in urban areas, according to project manager Emil Nikolov, it will provide "sporty" handling. The Kamiq is optionally available with Sport Chassis Control, which puts the car 10 mm lower than the standard and uses adjustable shock absorbers.
In the UK, three gasoline and a diesel are offered. There are two 1.0-TSI petrol engine with 94 hp and 113 hp. and a 1.5 TSI gasoline engine with 148 hp. The diesel offer is a 1.6 TDI with 113bhp. A CNG powertrain is offered in certain European markets, although this option is not applicable to the UK.
You have the choice between a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Kamiq is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 platform, which is used by Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross, but offers more interior space than either.
The new compact SUV is 4241 mm long and has a wheelbase of 2651 mm. Both are 85 mm longer than the Arona. This makes the Kamiq 106 mm longer than the Juke with a wheelbase 121 mm longer. Skoda says the extension of the wheelbase has allowed it to maximize the interior. The company claims that the Kamiq has more rear legs than the Octavia and the Karoq.
It has a trunk volume of 400 liters, which is identical to that of the Arona and 46 liters larger than that of the Juke. The trunk of the Kamiq is accessible via an electric tailgate and can be extended with the rear seat folder to 1395 liters.
The interior is similar to the recently introduced Scala and features a 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen, which is located above a hand-held shelf, and an optional 10.25-inch virtual cockpit. The air vents were pushed to the side of the dashboard for more space. The ambient lighting is available in three colors. Options include heated front and rear seats. Skoda claims that more than 20 of its 'Simply Clever' features are available, including a removable LED flashlight in the trunk.