Skoda’s new small city SUV meant exclusively for the Chinese market has been revealed via a set of sketches ahead of its debut at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show next week. It’s name hasn’t officially been revealed as yet, but reports have indicated that it will be known as the Kamiq.

The new offering will be the third member of the brand’s SUV family for the Chinese market, sitting below the Karoq and Kodiaq. Sitting below the Karoq, the new SUV has been designed with specific requirements and preferences of the Chinese customer in mind, with regards to concept, design and features.

The general outline of the Kamiq resembles that of the Vision X study that was seen in Geneva – plenty of taut lines in an athletic, intense shape. The interior looks more conventionally sculptured compared to that on the study presented at the Swiss show – the dashboard takes a minimalist approach, with an integrated touchscreen and analogue dials.

No tech details have been offered, but according to CarNewsChina, the Kamiq will be powered by a 1.5 litre engine offering 110 hp, though there should be more powertrain options in the pipeline. The standard transmission will be a six-speed manual, but a DSG dual-clutch ‘box should also be available. Prices are expected to start from 90,000 yuan (RM55,700) for the baseline model.

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