Skoda Kamiq gains more rugged look, priced from £24,030

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The Kamiq has a chunkier appearance after its mid-life update

The Kamiq receives a larger front grille with new front and rear aprons, plus larger air intakes

The Skoda Kamiq crossover has been updated with a mid-life refresh and the Czech brand has now confirmed it will be priced from £24,030 in the UK.

Available to order from 3 October, the new Skoda Kamiq arrives alongside a freshly updated, smaller Skoda Scala hatchback but gains a more rugged appearance, upgrades to standard safety equipment and new optional extras. 

Like its hatchback counterpart, the Skoda Kamiq is offered with three specification levels: SE, SE L and Monte Carlo. 

In its basic SE spec, the Kamiq is fitted with 17in wheels and a 8.25in infotainment display. It also receives an 8.0in instrument display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and dual-zone climate control. 

Moving up to SE L brings a selection of interior upgrades, such as ambient lighting, a bigger, 9.2in infotainment system, and a 10.25in digital cockpit. As for exterior changes, SE L cars are now fitted with 18in wheels, chrome exterior styling and privacy glass. Prices for the Kamiq in SE L spec start from £27,175. 

Prices for the range-topping Monte Carlo trim start from £29,275. This spec includes additional exterior design changes, including 18in black alloy wheels and a black theme for the door mirrors,  front grille and badging.

Monte Carlo cars also come with a panoramic sunroof, a reversing camera, dynamic indicators, more powerful LED matrix headlights and sports chassis control. 

The Kamiq shares the same engine line-up as the Scala, starting with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit with 95bhp, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A mid-range 1.0-litre TSI offers 115bhp and is available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG).

A 150bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine is also paired with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG. 

The Kamiq first went on sale in 2019, based on the same platform as the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross. As part of its mid-life update, it gains a larger front grille with new front and rear aprons, plus larger air intakes and what Skoda describes as a “three-dimensional mesh” to emphasise its width. 

Larger air curtains are incorporated within the rear lights, while a silver rear diffuser is added for bolstered underbody protection.

The Kamiq’s headlights, meanwhile, are slimmer and illuminated fully by LEDs as standard, while the Skoda name is spelled out on the rear of the car for the first time.

Inside, the Kamiq gains additional sustainable materials throughout, with the rooflining and much of the model’s door trim made of natural plant fibres. Its wheel-arch linings and windscreen water reservoir are now both made of recycled plastics, while the upholstery, flooring and floor mats are from recycled fabric.

Source: Autocar

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