Skoda will launch its Kia Seltos rival in India in 2020, and it will be called Kamiq only, reports ZigWheels. Interestingly, the Euro-spec B-SUV was spied in India just earlier this month, and that too without any camouflage.Even though the European Skoda Kamiq was spied in the same design in India earlier this month, we believe there will be some changes in the looks department. That’s the only logical explanation behind Skoda planning to showcase the Indian-spec Skoda Kamiq in a concept form, even though just a near-production one, at Auto Expo 2020.
Skoda’s B-SUV for Europe, called the Kamiq, sits on the MQB A0 platform. The company’s B-SUV for India was expected to be a derivative of the European Kamiq, one with a tougher design and a more aggressive stance to better suit Indian customers. The latest development confirms that regardless of whether the Indian Skoda B-SUV ends up looking the same as the European Skoda B-SUV or not, it will have the same name.
The Indian-spec Skoda Kamiq will sit on a modified version of the MQB A0 platform called MQB A0 IN. The modifications made to the platform will make the vehicles based on it more suitable for our climate conditions but will include some cost-cutting too.
The Indian-spec Skoda Kamiq will reach the showrooms in the second half of 2020. It will likely be offered with 115 PS 1.0L TSI and 130 PS 1.5L TSI evo turbocharged petrol engines at launch. At a later stage, a 1.0L TGI turbocharged petrol-CNG may join these options. 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic will be the transmission choices. An AWD system won’t be available.
The Skoda Kamiq could be priced from around INR 11 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.