The first ŠKODA KAMIQ rolled off the production line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The compact city SUV completes ŠKODA’s SUV portfolio at the lower end. Following in the footsteps of the KODIAQ and KAROQ, the KAMIQ is the third ŠKODA SUV for the European market and combines the advantages of an SUV – such as higher ground clearance and an elevated seat position – with the agility of a compact car.
The serial production of the new city SUV began at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav. Alongside the latest member of the ŠKODA model range, the OCTAVIA, FABIA, SCALA and KAROQ are also produced there.
Dr Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, said, “For us, the start of production for a new ŠKODA model is always a special time. Over the past few months, we have made all of the provisions in production and logistics to successfully launch the KAMIQ in the city SUV segment. We are convinced that – in typical ŠKODA style – the KAMIQ too will impress our customers with its excellent quality and many practical features.”
ŠKODA has invested approximately 100 million euros in the manufacturing of the KAMIQ in Mladá Boleslav. The production line for the MQB27 platform has been adapted; new press tools have also been produced. In the paint shop, body shop and final assembly, not only were fundamental changes made, but details were also modified to facilitate the assembly of the new split headlights with LED technology, for example. 400 new KAMIQs leave the Mladá Boleslav plant each day.
The new ŠKODA KAMIQ is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and wows with state-of-the-art assistance and infotainment systems, an emotive design and a wealth of Simply Clever features. Its generous amount of space makes it the perfect companion for families and lifestyle-oriented customers in equal measure.
At 4,241 mm long, the KAMIQ offers a copious amount of space for all passengers and luggage. Thanks to its modern assistance systems, a selection of efficient, economical engines and the latest connectivity solutions, it is perfectly tailored to suit the requirements of a younger, urban target group. Offering the new city SUV exclusively with front-wheel drive, ŠKODA caters to the desires of customers in this vehicle segment in terms of drive too.