Skoda’s smallest and cheapest SUV is in short supply Down Under.
The 2021 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI is almost sold out, with just over 100 cars remaining at dealers. Once they’re gone, they’re likely gone until 2022.
“Such has been the demand for the award-winning city SUV that stock of the Kamiq 85TSI will be exhausted in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson told CarExpert.
“Overwhelming international sales and production restrictions mean there is little likelihood of re-supply before the end of 2021.”
The entry-level 85TSI will be disappearing from dealer lots, but the more powerful Kamiq 110TSI remains in stock after launching early this year.
With the 85TSI gone, the price of entry to the Kamiq range jumps from $27,990 drive-away for the 85TSI manual, to $36,990 drive-away for the 110TSI Monte Carlo and 110TSI Limited Edition.
Power in the 85TSI comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque, while the 110TSI ups those outputs to 110kW and 250kW from a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo.
Skoda plans to bring the 85TSI back to Australia when stock becomes available. It’s not clear if a cheaper 110TSI will join the range to fill the gap left by the entry-level car.
With 508 sold to date in 2021, it currently accounts for 30 per cent of Skoda sales in Australia.
The loss of the 85TSI and the arrival of the new Octavia liftback and wagon will likely change that in the coming months.