The smallest SUV from Škoda’s range will appear in a modernized version next year. The automaker is already testing it on regular roads in camouflage that covers the front and rear parts, which will change slightly. And what else do we know about the new Kamiq?
Škoda Kamiq came to the market in 2019, so it’s about time for a facelift to hit the market. Together with it, the modernized Scala will be presented, as both cars are technically very similar. In both cases, these are cars that stand on the shortened MQB-A0 platform without the possibility of all-wheel drive, but with a mechanical handbrake. And that will remain even after modernization.
The car, which covers the necessary test kilometers, was photographed in the Alps. It is still wearing a distinctive camouflage, but it can still be seen that it will get a modified radiator grille, a redesigned bumper and also completely different headlights. The spy photos show only those narrow strips, which in the current version are used for the blinker and daytime running lights. Where the main headlights will be and what they will look like, we can only speculate for now. The rear headlights will also be new, with a design similar to the fourth generation Škoda Fabia , as well as the rear bumper.
We can only speculate about what will be under the hood, but we do not expect any significant changes. Car manufacturers practically do not develop new internal combustion engines anymore, and the MQB-A0 platform is not sufficiently adapted to electrified engines. We expect the current 1.5 TSI 110 kW engine to be replaced by the new 1.5 TSI Evo2 with the same output, which will soon debut in the new Volkswagen T-Roc.