Skoda has released the new Vision GT concept SUV, one that could potentially morph into the Kamiq GT when it makes to production. Being a GT variant, the Czech brand’s fifth SUV may well be another SUV-coupe, much like the larger Kodiaq GT.

The concept was revealed in China, which means it’s most likely based on the Kamiq that’s sold there. Unlike the MQB-based European Kamiq, the China Kamiq rides on a localised version of the Volkswagen Group’s PQ platform. Power should come from the same 1.5 litre petrol engine that makes 109 hp and 150 Nm of torque, with drive channeled to the front wheels through an automatic gearbox.

For dimensions, the sleek city SUV should be similar to the Kamiq’s footprint – the SUV measures 4,390 mm long, 1,781 mm wide and 1,593 mm tall. The wheelbase of 2,610 mm (identical to the HR-V) may also be left untouched.


An interior sketch of the Skoda Kamiq

Inside, expect minor changes to be done to the cabin. With that, the car should retain the eight-inch touchscreen head unit (with a resolution of 1,280 x 720) with voice control from iFLYTEK, one of Asia’s leading providers of voice recognition based on artificial intelligence.

The software understands regional Chinese dialects and can even learn individual and local language styles automatically. There’s also Apple CarPlay, Baidu Carlife and MirrorLink interfaces. Other connectivity features include a guide for restrictions based on number plates, real-time traffic information, weather information and POI notifications.