Skoda Kamiq name chosen for new small SUV

Skoda Kamiq badgeKamiq will be the name of Skoda’s new small SUV and its world debut will be at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Kamiq is Skoda’s third and smallest SUV, following the Kodiaq and Karoq. It’s actually a name that’s already used on a Skoda in China.

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It follows the brand’s SUV naming strategy of starting with a ‘K’ and ending with a ‘Q’.

Skoda Kamiq teaser

Skoda’s describing the Kamiq as a city SUV, one that will draw from the same oily bits already seen in the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross. It combines compact dimensions with the SUV traits people love: higher seats, better visibility, more ground clearance and ease of getting in and out.

2018 Skoda Vision X concept

Previewed by the 2018 Vision X concept (pictured above), the production Kamiq won’t radically depart from it, but will pack in plenty of Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ features, says the brand – something else that customers love. Interior space is also described as “generous”.

2018 Skoda Vision X concept

As for the name ‘Kamiq’, it comes from the language of Inuit people of Northern Canada and Greenland, apparently. “It describes something that fits as perfectly as a second skin in every situation.”

We’ll no doubt be seeing more teasers of the Skoda Kamiq in the build-up to Geneva 2019 (Skoda does love a teaser campaign); its official public showcase will be between 5-17 March at the Switzerland show.