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2022 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI returns to Australian range

Skoda has announced the entry-level 85TSI is returning to the Kamiq range. It's priced from $37,990 drive-away.

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Skoda’s three-pot small SUV is back.

The company has confirmed the Kamiq range will once again open locally with a turbocharged three-cylinder 85TSI variant, now wearing the 85TSI Style name.

Available to order now, the Kamiq 85TSI Style is priced at $37,990 drive-away and replaces the 110TSI Ambition manual as the entry point to the range.

UPDATE, 05/05/2022 4:50PM – Skoda Australia has confirmed blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert remain temporarily unavailable due to semiconductor shortages, as previously reported. Affected vehicle customers will receive a $350 discount.

The 110TSI Monte Carlo with the optional Travel Pack still misses out on blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as the Canton sound system due to semiconductor shortages. Affected vehicle customers will receive an $800 discount.

Monte Carlo and Signature models produced from April onwards regain full LED headlights with Skoda’s Adaptive Front Light System and cornering functionality, but without front dynamic indicators.

Both the 110TSI Ambition manual and its dual-clutch automatic counterpart have now been axed locally. That also means all Kamiq models are now available exclusively with a dual-clutch transmission.

The surviving 110TSI Monte Carlo and 110TSI Signature have received a $1000 price increase, making them $41,990 and $42,990 drive-away, respectively.

The Kamiq 85TSI Style is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine producing 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque. This is mated exclusively to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent to the front wheels only.

Kamiq 110TSI variants are also front-wheel drive and use a seven-speed dual-clutch, but are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW and 250Nm.

Skoda claims the Kamiq 85TSI Style has a combined fuel economy figure of 5.4L/100km, whereas the Kamiq 110TSI variants have a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 5.6L/100km.

Standard safety equipment across the 2022 Skoda Kamiq range includes the following:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Rear manoeuvre braking assist
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Seven airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Standard specification of the 2022 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI Style mirrors the now-defunct Kamiq 110TSI Ambition and includes the following:

  • 18-inch Crater alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
  • 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Power tailgate
  • Door-mounted umbrella
  • Electric heated and folding side mirrors
  • Driver’s side auto-dimming side mirror
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Floor mats
  • Double-sided luggage mat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Interior ambient lighting

The mid-range 2022 Skoda Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo remains unchanged in standard specification and adds the following:

  • 18-inch Vega alloy wheels
  • Black exterior highlights
  • Sports suspension (15mm lower)
  • Adaptive headlights with cornering lights
  • Dynamic front indicators*
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Sports seats
  • Sports pedals
  • Panoramic glass sunroof

The $4300 Travel Pack available on the 110TSI Monte Carlo adds the following:

  • Front parking sensors
  • Semi-autonomous park assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring*
  • Rear cross-traffic alert*
  • Heated front and rear-outboard seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Gearshift paddles
  • 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Voice control
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Canton sound system*

Features with an ‘*’ indicate they are temporarily unavailable due to semiconductor shortages.

The top-of-the-range 2022 Skoda Kamiq 110TSI Signature also remains unchanged in standard specification and adds the following:

  • 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Voice control
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 18-inch Crater alloy wheels
  • Leather/’Suedia’ upholstery
  • Heated front and rear-outboard seats
  • Electrically-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring*
  • Rear cross-traffic alert*

Features with an ‘*’ indicate they are temporarily unavailable due to semiconductor shortages.

A panoramic glass sunroof is available as a standalone option on the 85TSI Style and 110TSI Signature for $1300.

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

There are three-, five- and seven-year service packs available for all models, costing $800, $1500, and $2100, respectively.

Early in 2021, Skoda withdrew the three-cylinder 85TSI, announcing it had sold out of the model. It was replaced by the now-defunct 110TSI Ambition.

“Overwhelming international sales and production restrictions mean there is little likelihood of re-supply before the end of 2021,” said a Skoda Australia spokesperson in March 2021.

The launch of the full Kamiq range was initially stalled by a stop-sale, which caused the launch of the 110TSI variants to be delayed until February 2021.

Taking on everything from the Mazda CX-3 and Volkswagen T-Cross to the Mitsubishi ASX and Kia Seltos, the Kamiq rides on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform which is used in the T-Cross, Skoda Scala, Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1.

Pricing

  • 2022 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI Style: $37,990
  • 2022 Skoda Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo: $41,990 (+$1000)
  • 2022 Skoda Kamiq 110TSI Signature: $42,990 (+$1000)

All prices are drive-away.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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