Skoda has released two official sketches of its upcoming Kamiq, after recently confirming that the B-segment SUV will in fact be offered in its European line-up. Right off the bat, one can tell that the European Kamiq will feature a vastly different look compared to the model sold in China, and takes upon the styling precedent that was previewed by the forward-looking Vision X concept.

Dubbed as a city SUV, the Kamiq will feature split LED headlights (a first for the Czech automaker), with the LED daytime running lights positioned above and visibly linked to the grille. The latter is designed in typical Skoda fashion, featuring twin vertical slats that are encased within a bold chromed frame, and the front gets dynamic turn signals – also a first for Skoda. Below that is a full-width lower intake, dressed with a silver aero spoiler for a more rugged look.

Also a typical trait of Skoda is the strong shoulder line (the contours of which largely resemble the China Kamiq), which starts from the edge of the DRLs and stretches all the way to the tail lights. The short overhangs allude to a longer-looking wheelbase, although expect the production model to get stay close to the China model’s 2,610 mm wheelbase.

Behind, things appear just as sporty with the steeply-raked rear windscreen, slim C-shaped tail lights, uncluttered tailgate with the Skoda lettering, as well as a lower bumper with thick surrounds. The sloping roofline help give it a more athletic appearance, much like what you’d find in its current range of hatchbacks, such as the Scala.

There’s no word on powertrain options, but it’s expected to be propelled by a 1.0 TSI three-cylinder and 1.5 TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines from the Volkswagen Group. Both engines are already serving active duty in the Seat Arona and the Volkswagen T-Cross.

At launch, the Skoda Kamiq will go against rivals like the Honda HR-V, Nissan Kicks and Toyota C-HR, as well as European contenders such as the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Citroën C3 Aircross. The Kamiq will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

GALLERY: Skoda Vision X


GALLERY: Skoda Kamiq for Chinese market