The first Skoda Kamiq has rolled off the production line at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The compact city SUV completes Skoda’s SUV portfolio at the lower end. Following in the footsteps of the Kodiaq and Karoq, the Kamiq is the third Skoda SUV for the European market and is designed to combine the advantages of an SUV – such as higher ground clearance and an elevated seat position – with the agility of a compact car.
Dr Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda Auto Board Member for Production and Logistics, said, “For us, the start of production for a new Skoda 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 Skoda style – the Kamiq too will impress our customers with its excellent quality and many practical features.”
Skoda 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.