At The Auto Show in Beijing The Skoda Kamiq SUV Will Be Unveiled
Skoda has announced the debut of the Kamiq SUV intended exclusively for the domestic market of China. The premiere will be held at the Auto Show in Beijing, which opens these days, the Autocar reports.
The Kamiq will be shown along with the Kodiaq GT coupe crossover. Thus, the Czech manufacturer demonstrates its desire to double sales in China to annual 600,000 cars by 2020.
In particular, the head of Skoda, Bernhard Mayer, said that the two new models showed the company was “very serious about doubling business in China”.
Mayer also repeated that he would like to bring the Kodiaq GT to Europe in the future, but the company’s production capacity in the Old World have not let doing it yet.
The Skoda Kamiq, which is below the Karoq in the model range, will compete with such models as the Hyundai ix25, Citroën C3-XR and the Nissan Kicks in China. It is comparable to the Karoq model in size.
The crossover is built on a localized old PQ platform, rather than on a more expensive MQB. The Kamiq is equipped with an all-new 1.5-liter 110-hp engine.
In 2017, Skoda sold 325,000 cars in China – this is the company’s largest result in a single country. For comparison in Germany, which is the second by sales, a little more than 173,000 units were sold.
Source – Autocar