We get to see the new ŠKODA KAMIQ in the flesh at its world premiere on 5th March next at the Geneva Motor Show.
Until then have a goo at two design sketches ŠKODA have teasingly released on the new KAMIQ city SUV. continues the Czech brands successful SUV design language and adds some new highlights, including a split headlight configuration with daytime running lights above which is a first for ŠKODA.
At the front, the appearance of the new ŠKODA KAMIQ city SUV is defined by a wide, upright radiator grille, which comes with double slats, a typical feature for the ŠKODA SUV design and picks up the sculpted lines of the bonnet above.
The tornado line visually elongates the vehicle and marries with the roofline while the silver-coloured front spoiler underscores the off-road looks. A highlight at the front is the new two-part LED headlamp design with the daytime running light strips positioned above the main headlights.
In addition, the KAMIQ is the first ŠKODA to have dynamic indicators at the front and rear. The headlamp lenses with crystalline effects and LED units enhance the cars premium appeal.
Oliver Stefani, ŠKODA Chief Designer said: “In our new KAMIQ city SUV we’ve implemented a completely new headlamp configuration. The two-part headlamps with daytime running lights above are a first for ŠKODA. They give the KAMIQ a unique appearance and represent another interpretation of our successful SUV design language.”
The tall bonnet is an important part of the side view. The extra ground clearance, large wheels and diffuser add great appeal to the KAMIQ. Balanced proportions, clear surfaces and a modern, timeless design maximise the models dynamic, sporty looks.
The rear is easy on the eye and demonstrates a re-interpretation of the classic ŠKODA C-shaped taillight design and features crystalline shapes that are similar to the front. The ŠKODA KAMIQ is the first SUV in Europe bearing the ŠKODA lettering in the middle of the tailgate instead of the familiar ŠKODA logo.
Tony Toner is a member of the Association of Professional Motoring Press and a voting juror on Irish Car & Irish Van of the Year.