It may be late to the party, but Skoda is making a big entrance into the compact SUV segment with its all-new Kamiq.

    The 110TSI variants belatedly join the range in February after being affected by the same stop-sale as the Scala hatchback.

    “Skoda’s Scala and Kamiq 110TSI have been on stop sale due to an error message that appeared during initial start-up. The cause was a delay in the airbag signal reaching the engine control unit,” said a spokesperson from Skoda.

    “It didn’t show on restarting the car. Even though there was no mechanical fault, Skoda would not sell the cars until the glitch was solved.”

    Set to take on everything from the Mazda CX-3 and related Volkswagen T-Cross to the Mitsubishi ASX and Kia Seltos, the Kamiq is available in Australian showrooms with three trim levels, two engine options, and a slew of available features and technologies.

    The Kamiq rides on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform for entry-level models, shared with the aforementioned T-Cross and Scala, as well as the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1.


    • Kamiq 85TSI 6MT: $26,990
    • Kamiq 85TSI DSG: $27,990
    • Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo DSG: $34,190
    • Kamiq 110TSI Limited Edition: $35,490

    All prices listed above are before on-road costs

    However, Skoda is launching the Kamiq with the drive-away deals as listed below:

    • Kamiq 85TSI 6MT: $27,990
    • Kamiq 85TSI DSG: $29,990
    • Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo DSG: $36,990
    • Kamiq 110TSI Limited Edition DSG: $36,990


    Two powertrains are available in the local Kamiq line-up.

    Models designated ‘85TSI‘ feature a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, developing 85kW and 200Nm, mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.

    If you want a bit more go, the ‘110TSI‘ Monte Carlo and Limited Edition variants feature a 1.5-litre turbo four shared with the Scala hatchback, bumping outputs to a respectable 110kW and 250Nm.

    The more powerful engine is mated to the seven-speed DSG as standard, with all models driving the front wheels exclusively.

    Fuel Economy

    The Kamiq 85TSI claims to use 5.0L/100km with the standard manual, and 5.1L/100km with the optional seven-speed DSG.

    Skoda says the more powerful Kamiq 110TSI will use 5.6L/100km, all on the combined cycle.


    The Kamiq measures 4241mm long, 1793mm wide and 1531mm tall, with a 2651mm wheelbase.

    By comparison, the Volkswagen T-Cross is 4108mm long, 1760mm wide and 1583mm tall, with a 2563mm wheelbase.

    In terms of luggage capacity, the Kamiq claims to offer 400L in five-seat configuration and 1395L with the second row folded.

    Warranty and Servicing

    Like the wider Skoda range, the Kamiq is covered by the Czech brand’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    For added convenience there are three- and five-year service packs available for all models at the point of sale – three years is $800, while five years is $1400.


    ANCAP is yet to give the Kamiq a safety rating in Australia, but the smallest Skoda crossover scored a full five-star crash rating in Euro NCAP tests – likely spelling a 2019-stamped five-star rating for ANCAP given the shared protocols.

    The Kamiq managed an impressive 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupants, 80 per cent for vulnerable road users and 76 per cent for safety assist.

    It’s worth noting, however, the Kamiq’s five-star score is based on the Scala’s assessment, with Euro NCAP declaring the body structures of both vehicles identical, though some tests were conducted where the raised ride height of the Kamiq could return different results.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Seven airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Fatigue detection
    • Multi-collision brake
    • Rear manoeuvre braking assist

    Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional.

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment in the Kamiq 85TSI includes:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • 18-inch ‘Crater’ alloy wheels
    • LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Interior ambient lighting
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Keyless entry/start
    • Height-adjustable front seats with lumbar support
    • Power tailgate
    • Multifunction flat-bottom steering wheel
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Electric mirrors, heated/folding and driver auto-dimming
    • Alarm
    • Double-sided boot mat
    • Floor mats
    • Privacy glass
    • Black window surrounds
    • Silver roof rails

    The Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo adds:

    • 18-inch ‘Vega’ alloy wheels
    • Sports seats
    • Black exterior elements
    • Panoramic roof
    • Sports pedals
    • Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system
    • Fog lights and cornering lights
    • Dynamic front indicators
    • Sports chassis control with Drive Mode Select (-15mm ride height)

    The Kamiq 110TSI Limited Edition adds:

    • 9.2-inch ‘Amundsen’ touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation system, voice control and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 18-inch ‘Crater’ alloy wheels
    • Leather/’Suedia’ upholstery
    • Heated front and rear seats
    • Power driver’s seat
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist

    Three option packages will be available, two for the 85TSI and one for the 110TSI Monte Carlo.

    First is the Driver Support Pack ($4100) for the 85TSI, which adds:

    • Leather/Suedia seat upholstery
    • Automatic parking assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Heated front/rear seats
    • Electric driver’s seat

    Second for the 85TSI is the Tech Pack ($3800), which brings:

    • 9.2-inch Amundsen touchscreen infotainment system with voice control, satellite navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Voice control
    • LED headlights with AFS
    • Dynamic front indicators
    • Skoda sound system

    Finally, the Travel Pack ($4300) on 110TSI Monte Carlo models adds:

    • Auto parking assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Skoda sound system
    • Heated front/rear seats
    • 9.2-inch Amundsen navigation system with wireless Apple CarPlay
    • Paddle shifters

    Metallic/pearl paint is $550, Velvet Red premium paint is $1110, a panoramic roof for 85TSI and 110TSI Limited Edition versions is $1300, and a factory tow bar for 110TSI models is $1200.

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    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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