Škoda Kamiq to rival Nissan Juke
Škoda is to name its forthcoming European urban crossover Kamiq as it positions the new model neatly within its SUV line-up.
Sitting under the Karoq and Kodiaq, the model continues the current SUV range’s focus on starting names with a K and ending with a Q.
It also fits in with the tribal naming of the current models; the word Kamiq – already used for a different Škoda SUV model in China – comes from the language of the Inuit people living in northern Canada and Greenland and describes something that fits as perfectly as a second skin in every situation.
The name ties in with the positioning of the model as a compact and lifestyle-orientated entry-level model for the European market. The Kamiq has been conceived to combine the agility and handling of a compact car with the traditional advantages of an SUV – higher seating position, better visibility, easier to get in and out, and higher ground clearance.
Few other details are available but Škoda has said that the new model – which debuts at March’s Geneva Motor Show – will get new assistance systems, generous space and its trademark ‘Simply Clever’ features.