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Skoda Kamiq SUV will "fit like a second skin"

Skoda's new city SUV has a name

The drip-feed of information about Skoda's new crossover, due to be unveiled at next month's Geneva Motor Show, continues, with the Czech brand today revealing its newest model's name; the Kamiq.

The name is taken from the language of the Inuit people of Canada and Greenland, and it translates to a description of something that "fits as perfectly as a second skin in every situation", and is actually a nameplate already used in China.

It also fits within Skoda's existing naming conventions, given all of its SUV nameplates start with a K and end with a Q.

Skoda is keeping the other details of the new model, built on VW’s MQB A0 platform, tightly under wraps for now, but is promising it will offer “state-of-the-art assistance systems, fresh design and many Simply Clever features”.

Reports suggest the new model won’t stray too far from the brand’s Vision X concept. Those reports suggest the new crossover will deliver a 2645mm wheelbase, meaning more interior space than its VW stablemate, the T-Roc.

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