Skoda sketches out

Kamiq looks

Skoda Kamiq, 2019, sketch, front
Skoda Kamiq, 2019, sketch, rear

SKODA is continuing to tease its new Kamiq compact SUV by releasing two design sketches prior to its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The impressions show a new look frontal design for Skoda models with a split headlamp arrangement featuring daytime running lights positioned above the main units.

Skoda says the Kamiq is also the first of its models to be available with dynamic indicators.

Oliver Stefani, Skoda's 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 Skoda. They give the Kamiq a unique appearance and represent another interpretation of our successful SUV design language."

The Kamiq is also the first Skoda SUV to carry the company's name in the middle of the tailgate instead of the brand's logo.

The Czech car maker has also announced the release of a special edition of its Octavia vRS performance model in the UK.

The Octavia vRS Challenge is available in both hatch and estate body styles and is priced from £30,085 and £31,285 respectively.

Additional features over the regular vRS include 19-inch black alloy wheels, a sports exhaust with black trim, black folding, auto-dimming door mirrors and black vRS badging.

Inside, the vRS Challenge is fitted with Alcantara seats that are electronically adjustable and heated for the driver and front-seat passenger. A colour trip computer with lap timer is also fitted as standard, along with keyless entry and start.

Dynamic chassis control is another advanced feature that comes as part of the vRS Challenge package and Skoda says the additional equipment is worth up to £4,535 at a premium of only £2,460 over the standard model.

The car has a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine developing 245ps which gives it a 0 t 60 acceleration of 6.6 seconds for the hatch.

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