Skoda Skoda Kamiq Hatchback 1.0 TSI 95 SE 5dr

Power assisted steering
Bluetooth system
Service indicator
Speed limiter
E-call
Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play
Front assist system
Wireless SmartLink for apple car play, android auto and mirrorlink
8 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Auxiliary input socket
LED rear lights - low functionality
Basic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
Light sensors
Rear wiper
Heated rear window
Body colour bumpers
Front and rear electric windows
Third brake light
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Rear manual windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surround
Headlight range control
Rear fog lights
Front electric windows
Rear side wing doors
Dimming rear view mirror with black surround
Cloth upholstery
Textile floor mats
Reading lights
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Third rear headrest
Front head restraints
Chrome inner door handles
12V Accessory socket in centre console
Removable LED light in boot
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Ice scraper
Isofix child seat fittings on outer rear seats
Manual lumbar support for front seats
ISOFIX on front passenger seat
Reading lights for driver and front passenger
Sun visor with make up mirror for front passenger
Glove compartment with illumination
Umbrella in driver's door
Top tether for front passenger seat
Sun visors with illumination on front passenger
Single front passenger seat
Traction control
Rear disc brakes
Manual rear child locks
Two tone horn
Electronic Stability Programme
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Hill hold control
Front side airbags with curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitor
Manual parking brake
Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
Airbags - driver and front passenger
Seatbelt reminder for driver an co-driver
One tone horn
Immobiliser
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Remote central locking with SAFE system
Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function and towing protection
Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, towing protection and remote central locking with SAFE system
Electronic engine immobilizer
CO2 123
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 999
Compression Ratio 1988
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 564
Gears 5
Transmission Manual
Combined 60.10
Urban 52.30
Extra Urban 48.70
Badge Engine CC 999
Badge Power 95.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 10.74
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 11.10
Engine BHP 95.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1162
Engine Torque 175.00
Top Speed 117
Front Tyres 205/55 R17
Rear Tyres 205/55 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1531
Length 4241
Wheel Base 2651
Width 1793
Fuel Tank Size 52.50
Weight 1726
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1162
Towing Weight Unbraked 610
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

What's this? Another small SUV? You could argue that Skoda had a hand in popularising this concept a decade ago with their Yeti model. Today, we've got the Kamiq, which aims to distil all the Czech brand's best bits into a compact Crossover you could really bond with.

Background

Skoda could have been at the forefront of the current craze for supermini-based SUVs - Juke and Captur-class models. Back in 2009 before either of these two cars, it launched a model you might conceivably remember, the Yeti, which used Fabia bits but dressed them up with Crossover attitude. It was a good start, but the foundation wasn't built upon. The facelifted Yeti of 2013 was disappointingly conservative in a market seeking high fashion and after four years on sale, was allowed to drift out of production without being properly replaced. Leaving the Czech brand to wait until it could launch its own version of the small SUV design possible on the VW Group's MQB-A0 platform, a chassis that by Autumn 2019 had been pressed into service for the SEAT Arona and the Volkswagen T-Cross in this class. That was when Skoda was also able to use it to launch this car, the Kamiq.

Driving Experience

Because this Kamiq uses the same underpinnings as a Skoda Scala family hatch, it can only have front wheel drive and straightforward torsion bean rear suspension. Still, that's all likely buyers will probably want. As an option, the brand offers 'Sport Chassis Control', which lowers the car by 10mm and gives it two-way adjustable dampers. We can't see many customers taking this up. Most customers will want the base 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. Entry-level versions get it in 95PS form with a 5-speed gearbox but further up the range, the variants available feature this unit in a 115PS state of tune. Go for that and you'll be offered the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox. Both engines have impressive torque available from low revs - the 95PS version delivering 175Nm from just 2,000rpm and the 115PS version serving up its 200Nm across the same 2,000rpm to 3,500rpm band. In other words, you won't have to row this little SUV along with the gear lever through town. Skoda is also offering two other units, a 150PS 1.5 TSI petrol powerplant and a 115PS 1.6 TDI diesel. Don't expect a Kamiq to ride quite as well as a Scala - that taller, heavier body has to tell somewhere - but for the school run and commuting duties, few buyers are likely to have issues.

Design and Build

With cars like the Roomster and the Yeti, Skoda used to set itself apart with individualistic design. There's nothing like that here. Instead, the Kamiq looks essentially like a version of one of the brand's larger SUVs - the Karoq and the Kodiaq - that's been somehow shrunk in a hot wash. The separated lighting panel for the dipped headlamp beams sits below rather than above the daytime running light strips flanking the grille. Otherwise, the front end here is very similar to the Skoda Crossover norm. Inside, there's plenty of quality, acres of ergonomic design, little to surprise and nothing to disappoint. Upper-spec models can have digital instrument cluster dials and all get the Czech brand's shiny smart glass-fronted centre-dash screen that sets the class standard for infotainment. Rear legroom isn't of the order you'd find in the kind of Scala or Octavia family hatch model you could buy from Skoda for similar money. But Kamiq customers, who'll typically use this area of the car primarily for ferrying kids from ballet classes to school outings, probably won't care too much about that. The same comment applies to the boot, which measures in at 400-litres, extendable to 1,395-litres when the rear seats are folded.

Market and Model

Expect the Kamiq to sell in the £19,500 to £28,000 bracket, which is fractionally above what you'll pay for volume rivals like Renault's Captur and Nissan's Juke but much the same as you'd have to find for this model's two VW Group cousins, the Volkswagen T-Cross and the SEAT Arona. Kamiq buyers are offered a choice of four trim levels - 'S', 'SE', 'SE L Executive' and 'Monte Carlo'. 'SE' buyers get the chance to pay £800 more to graduate from the entry-level 95PS version of the 1.0 TSI petrol engine to the 115PS variant. Further up the range, you have to have this perkier unit. Providing you avoid base trim and the base 95PS engine, you'll be offered the chance to pay £1,250 more for a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox. Even the entry-level Kamiq S is decently equipped, coming with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, air conditioning and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. Customers opting for the 'SE' model benefit from 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers, a better 'Bolero' infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display and Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay. 'SE' models also come with rear parking sensors, cruise control and light and rain sensors. 'SE L' models get a larger 9.2-inch 'Amundsen' infotainment system and microsuede upholstery.

Cost of Ownership

Skoda quotes CO2 figures for the 1.0 TSI petrol engine ranging between 113 and 116g/km - so not too far off what you'd get in a diesel. Expect around just under 50mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. For the 1.6 TDI diesel, you're looking at around 52mpg on the WLTP-rated combined cycle, while for the DSG auto, it's around 50.4mpg. With both transmissions, the CO2 figure is 112g/km. And maintenance? Well, there's the choice between fixed or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether your annual mileage is short or long. Service intervals are every 18,600 miles or every 24 months. The available 'Skoda Connect' app has a 'Proactive Service' element included which, when activated, can send all the data needed from your car in advance to your local Skoda dealership prior to a service visit. What else? Well your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this model is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package. Finally, while it's certainly true that other rivals better the three year 60,000 mile warranty that Skoda provides, you can extend your cover to four or five years by paying extra. Not that you really need to. The brand regularly tops independent consumer satisfaction surveys: according to real people, there are few more satisfying cars to own.

Summary

There's nothing very original about the Kamiq, but it's more in tune with the current zeitgeist than the old Yeti was. And certainly more fashionable than the next model up in the Czech maker's SUV model line-up, the rather worthy Karoq. Skoda buyers are now well used to re-worked Volkswagen Group engineering with a bit of practical embellishment at a lower price - which is precisely what's served up here. If you're looking for something more outlandish and personalisable, buy a Nissan Juke instead. But one of those might not be as easy or as pleasing to live with as a Kamiq. You get most of the sensible virtues we like in the brand's Scala family hatch, without the rather vanilla blandness we don't. A Kamiq, in fact, is without doubt the trendiest car the marque has yet produced. A fashion statement that's also a Skoda. Whoever would have thought it?

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Lease Type

Contract Length

Annual Mileage

Initial Rental (Months)

Cruise control Standard (ex. VAT)
Trip computer Standard (ex. VAT)
Adaptive cruise control £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Park assist system £562.50 (ex. VAT)
Rear view camera £366.67 (ex. VAT)
Front and rear parking sensors £337.50 (ex. VAT)
Lane assist Standard (ex. VAT)
Drive mode selector £116.67 (ex. VAT)
Virtual cockpit £475.00 (ex. VAT)
Rear parking sensors Standard (ex. VAT)
Electrically operated boot door £350.00 (ex. VAT)
Driver fatigue sensor £58.33 (ex. VAT)
Blind Spot Detection (BAS) £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" touchscreen display, voice control, virtual cockpit and web radio £1416.67 (ex. VAT)
Wireless charging without LTE £212.50 (ex. VAT)
Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" touchscreen display, web radio and voice control £950.00 (ex. VAT)
Virtual cockpit with 10.25"display £516.67 (ex. VAT)
Travel assist - Adaptive cruise control, lane assist+, virtual cockpit and traffic sign recognition £687.50 (ex. VAT)
Black and white trip computer Standard (ex. VAT)
Heightened rough road suspension £83.33 (ex. VAT)
Sport chassis control with adaptable suspension including drive mode select £512.50 (ex. VAT)
Sport chassis control with adaptable suspension including drive mode select for towing £541.67 (ex. VAT)
Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display Standard (ex. VAT)
2 USB - C ports with 1x adaptor cable Standard (ex. VAT)
Skoda sound system includes 10 loudspeakers, subwoofer, and amplifier £433.33 (ex. VAT)
USB-C port by rear view mirror £33.33 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Black roof rails Standard (ex. VAT)
Electric folding door mirrors £183.33 (ex. VAT)
Heated windscreen £279.17 (ex. VAT)
Special paint £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Privacy glass £158.33 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Towbar preparation £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Headlight washers £137.50 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint £870.83 (ex. VAT)
Panoramic sunroof with black roof rails £891.67 (ex. VAT)
Light and rain sensors £195.83 (ex. VAT)
Electrically folding towbar with adaptor £845.83 (ex. VAT)
Pearl effect paint £550.00 (ex. VAT)
High beam control £450.00 (ex. VAT)
Chrome roof rails with chrome window surround £350.00 (ex. VAT)
Panoramic sunroof with chrome roof rails and window surround £1212.50 (ex. VAT)
Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system, dynamic indicators, cornering function and fog lights £941.67 (ex. VAT)
High functionality rear led lights with dynamic indicators £175.00 (ex. VAT)
High beam control including light and rain sensors £200.00 (ex. VAT)
Front centre armrest Standard (ex. VAT)
Net partition £112.50 (ex. VAT)
Rear centre armrests £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Variable boot floor £145.83 (ex. VAT)
Dual zone climate control £612.50 (ex. VAT)
Height adjustable passenger seat £58.33 (ex. VAT)
12V socket in luggage compartment Standard (ex. VAT)
Manual air conditioning + Pollen filter Standard (ex. VAT)
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel Standard (ex. VAT)
Double sided boot floor £70.83 (ex. VAT)
3 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel £191.67 (ex. VAT)
Overhead glasses storage compartment Standard (ex. VAT)
Electrically adjustable driver seat £1616.67 (ex. VAT)
Height adjustable driver seat Standard (ex. VAT)
White ambient lighting £220.83 (ex. VAT)
Red ambient lighting £220.83 (ex. VAT)
Heated front seats and washer nozzles £233.33 (ex. VAT)
Front centre armrest with 2 rear USB ports £62.50 (ex. VAT)
Copper ambient lighting £220.83 (ex. VAT)
2 Spoke leather heated multifunction steering wheel £208.33 (ex. VAT)
2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel Standard (ex. VAT)
Height adjustable driver and front passenger seats - manual £58.33 (ex. VAT)
Boot pack - Kamiq £79.17 (ex. VAT)
Smoker's pack with ashtray and multimedia holder - Kamiq £41.67 (ex. VAT)
Interior pack - Kamiq £112.50 (ex. VAT)
Leather/microsuede pack - Kamiq £1175.00 (ex. VAT)
Winter pack - Kamiq £404.17 (ex. VAT)
Family pack - Kamiq £179.17 (ex. VAT)
Simply clever pack - Kamiq £170.83 (ex. VAT)
Rough road pack - Kamiq £95.83 (ex. VAT)
Simply clever + pack - Kamiq £179.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Graphite grey £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Petrol blue £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Black magic £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Quartz grey £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Brilliant silver £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Race blue £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Rallye green £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Titan blue £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Moon white £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Special paint - Meteor grey £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Special paint - Corrida red £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Special paint - Candy white £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Maple brown £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Velvet red £870.83 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Energy blue Standard (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Crystal black £812.50 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Phoenix orange £870.83 (ex. VAT)
Crew protect assist, rear side airbags and driver knee airbag £608.33 (ex. VAT)
Keyless entry and start/stop system with SAFE system £400.00 (ex. VAT)
Keyless start/stop with SAFE system £229.17 (ex. VAT)
Extended warranty (4 years or 80000 miles) £212.50 (ex. VAT)
Extended warranty (4 years or 100000 miles) £235.00 (ex. VAT)
Extended warranty (5 years or 100000 miles) £429.17 (ex. VAT)
Service plan (Your first two services) £380.00 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black/blue Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black/silver Standard (ex. VAT)
Silver haptic decorative insert with glossy black hot stamping £41.67 (ex. VAT)
Grained black decorative insert with glossy black hot stamping Standard (ex. VAT)
Tabora brushed decorative insert on the dashboard with blue and white ambient hot stamping £216.67 (ex. VAT)
Leather/microsuede pack - Black £1175.00 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black with grey ceiling Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black with black ceiling Standard (ex. VAT)
Leather/microsuede cloth - Black with black ceiling £1175.00 (ex. VAT)
Leather/microsuede cloth - Black with grey ceiling £1175.00 (ex. VAT)
Silver haptic decorative insert on the dashboard with hot stamping in glossy black £41.67 (ex. VAT)
Temporary spare wheel £216.67 (ex. VAT)
Tyre repair kit Standard (ex. VAT)
17" Volans alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
18" Vega aero alloy wheels £804.17 (ex. VAT)
18" Vega alloy wheels £725.00 (ex. VAT)
17" Propus aero alloy wheels £358.33 (ex. VAT)
18" Crator alloy wheels £745.83 (ex. VAT)
17" Braga alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
Steel space saving spare wheel £141.67 (ex. VAT)
17" Volans alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres Standard (ex. VAT)
17" Propus alloy wheels in black with low rolling resistance tyres £391.67 (ex. VAT)
17" Propus alloy wheels in silver with low rolling resistance tyres Standard (ex. VAT)

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Power assisted steering
Bluetooth system
Service indicator
Speed limiter
E-call
Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play
Front assist system
Wireless SmartLink for apple car play, android auto and mirrorlink
8 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Auxiliary input socket
LED rear lights - low functionality
Basic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
Light sensors
Rear wiper
Heated rear window
Body colour bumpers
Front and rear electric windows
Third brake light
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Rear manual windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surround
Headlight range control
Rear fog lights
Front electric windows
Rear side wing doors
Dimming rear view mirror with black surround
Cloth upholstery
Textile floor mats
Reading lights
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Third rear headrest
Front head restraints
Chrome inner door handles
12V Accessory socket in centre console
Removable LED light in boot
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Ice scraper
Isofix child seat fittings on outer rear seats
Manual lumbar support for front seats
ISOFIX on front passenger seat
Reading lights for driver and front passenger
Sun visor with make up mirror for front passenger
Glove compartment with illumination
Umbrella in driver's door
Top tether for front passenger seat
Sun visors with illumination on front passenger
Single front passenger seat
Traction control
Rear disc brakes
Manual rear child locks
Two tone horn
Electronic Stability Programme
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Hill hold control
Front side airbags with curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitor
Manual parking brake
Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
Airbags - driver and front passenger
Seatbelt reminder for driver an co-driver
One tone horn
Immobiliser
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Remote central locking with SAFE system
Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function and towing protection
Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, towing protection and remote central locking with SAFE system
Electronic engine immobilizer
CO2 123
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 999
Compression Ratio 1988
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 564
Gears 5
Transmission Manual
Combined 60.10
Urban 52.30
Extra Urban 48.70
Badge Engine CC 999
Badge Power 95.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 10.74
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 11.10
Engine BHP 95.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1162
Engine Torque 175.00
Top Speed 117
Front Tyres 205/55 R17
Rear Tyres 205/55 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1531
Length 4241
Wheel Base 2651
Width 1793
Fuel Tank Size 52.50
Weight 1726
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1162
Towing Weight Unbraked 610
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

What's this? Another small SUV? You could argue that Skoda had a hand in popularising this concept a decade ago with their Yeti model. Today, we've got the Kamiq, which aims to distil all the Czech brand's best bits into a compact Crossover you could really bond with.

Background

Skoda could have been at the forefront of the current craze for supermini-based SUVs - Juke and Captur-class models. Back in 2009 before either of these two cars, it launched a model you might conceivably remember, the Yeti, which used Fabia bits but dressed them up with Crossover attitude. It was a good start, but the foundation wasn't built upon. The facelifted Yeti of 2013 was disappointingly conservative in a market seeking high fashion and after four years on sale, was allowed to drift out of production without being properly replaced. Leaving the Czech brand to wait until it could launch its own version of the small SUV design possible on the VW Group's MQB-A0 platform, a chassis that by Autumn 2019 had been pressed into service for the SEAT Arona and the Volkswagen T-Cross in this class. That was when Skoda was also able to use it to launch this car, the Kamiq.

Driving Experience

Because this Kamiq uses the same underpinnings as a Skoda Scala family hatch, it can only have front wheel drive and straightforward torsion bean rear suspension. Still, that's all likely buyers will probably want. As an option, the brand offers 'Sport Chassis Control', which lowers the car by 10mm and gives it two-way adjustable dampers. We can't see many customers taking this up. Most customers will want the base 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. Entry-level versions get it in 95PS form with a 5-speed gearbox but further up the range, the variants available feature this unit in a 115PS state of tune. Go for that and you'll be offered the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox. Both engines have impressive torque available from low revs - the 95PS version delivering 175Nm from just 2,000rpm and the 115PS version serving up its 200Nm across the same 2,000rpm to 3,500rpm band. In other words, you won't have to row this little SUV along with the gear lever through town. Skoda is also offering two other units, a 150PS 1.5 TSI petrol powerplant and a 115PS 1.6 TDI diesel. Don't expect a Kamiq to ride quite as well as a Scala - that taller, heavier body has to tell somewhere - but for the school run and commuting duties, few buyers are likely to have issues.

Design and Build

With cars like the Roomster and the Yeti, Skoda used to set itself apart with individualistic design. There's nothing like that here. Instead, the Kamiq looks essentially like a version of one of the brand's larger SUVs - the Karoq and the Kodiaq - that's been somehow shrunk in a hot wash. The separated lighting panel for the dipped headlamp beams sits below rather than above the daytime running light strips flanking the grille. Otherwise, the front end here is very similar to the Skoda Crossover norm. Inside, there's plenty of quality, acres of ergonomic design, little to surprise and nothing to disappoint. Upper-spec models can have digital instrument cluster dials and all get the Czech brand's shiny smart glass-fronted centre-dash screen that sets the class standard for infotainment. Rear legroom isn't of the order you'd find in the kind of Scala or Octavia family hatch model you could buy from Skoda for similar money. But Kamiq customers, who'll typically use this area of the car primarily for ferrying kids from ballet classes to school outings, probably won't care too much about that. The same comment applies to the boot, which measures in at 400-litres, extendable to 1,395-litres when the rear seats are folded.

Market and Model

Expect the Kamiq to sell in the £19,500 to £28,000 bracket, which is fractionally above what you'll pay for volume rivals like Renault's Captur and Nissan's Juke but much the same as you'd have to find for this model's two VW Group cousins, the Volkswagen T-Cross and the SEAT Arona. Kamiq buyers are offered a choice of four trim levels - 'S', 'SE', 'SE L Executive' and 'Monte Carlo'. 'SE' buyers get the chance to pay £800 more to graduate from the entry-level 95PS version of the 1.0 TSI petrol engine to the 115PS variant. Further up the range, you have to have this perkier unit. Providing you avoid base trim and the base 95PS engine, you'll be offered the chance to pay £1,250 more for a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox. Even the entry-level Kamiq S is decently equipped, coming with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, air conditioning and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. Customers opting for the 'SE' model benefit from 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers, a better 'Bolero' infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display and Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay. 'SE' models also come with rear parking sensors, cruise control and light and rain sensors. 'SE L' models get a larger 9.2-inch 'Amundsen' infotainment system and microsuede upholstery.

Cost of Ownership

Skoda quotes CO2 figures for the 1.0 TSI petrol engine ranging between 113 and 116g/km - so not too far off what you'd get in a diesel. Expect around just under 50mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. For the 1.6 TDI diesel, you're looking at around 52mpg on the WLTP-rated combined cycle, while for the DSG auto, it's around 50.4mpg. With both transmissions, the CO2 figure is 112g/km. And maintenance? Well, there's the choice between fixed or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether your annual mileage is short or long. Service intervals are every 18,600 miles or every 24 months. The available 'Skoda Connect' app has a 'Proactive Service' element included which, when activated, can send all the data needed from your car in advance to your local Skoda dealership prior to a service visit. What else? Well your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this model is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package. Finally, while it's certainly true that other rivals better the three year 60,000 mile warranty that Skoda provides, you can extend your cover to four or five years by paying extra. Not that you really need to. The brand regularly tops independent consumer satisfaction surveys: according to real people, there are few more satisfying cars to own.

Summary

There's nothing very original about the Kamiq, but it's more in tune with the current zeitgeist than the old Yeti was. And certainly more fashionable than the next model up in the Czech maker's SUV model line-up, the rather worthy Karoq. Skoda buyers are now well used to re-worked Volkswagen Group engineering with a bit of practical embellishment at a lower price - which is precisely what's served up here. If you're looking for something more outlandish and personalisable, buy a Nissan Juke instead. But one of those might not be as easy or as pleasing to live with as a Kamiq. You get most of the sensible virtues we like in the brand's Scala family hatch, without the rather vanilla blandness we don't. A Kamiq, in fact, is without doubt the trendiest car the marque has yet produced. A fashion statement that's also a Skoda. Whoever would have thought it?

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Actual Monthly Cost using our maintenance based on your contract terms
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To potentially save money, have peace of mind and ease of budgeting, choose add maintenance to proceed.

*Figures are a representative example and may vary depending on driving style and conditions please speak to a member of the sales team for more information

Blue Chilli Car Leasing believes all customers should have the opportunity to take advantage of fixed maintenance cover.

So what are the benefits?

  • Planned fixed cost budgeting
  • No unexpected maintenance costs
  • Protection from rising inflation costs

What’s included?

  • Mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements, including associated parts and labour due to fair wear and tear
  • Bulbs, Batteries, Exhausts, Cam belts, Wiper blades, Alternators, Starter Motors
  • MOT tests
  • Premium Branded tyre replacements including valve and balance*

*Some of our partner funders do not cover damage through punctures or vandalism/deliberate damage. Please ask if you require more details.