All-new Skoda Kamiq available now from $28k

An all-new crossover has joined Australian showrooms and it’s brimming with goodies.

Skoda has finally joined the hugely competitive compact SUV sector with this; the new Skoda Kamiq. It was revealed at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, with the promise of being one of the most practical and technology-laden cars of its class. Prices start from $27,990 driveaway.

Three trim levels will be offered. The base-model Kamiq 85TSI comes as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED tailights, virtual cockpit driver display, 8.0-inch infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging,dual-zone climate control, automatic tailgate, automatic wipers and headlights, reversing camera, seven airbags, AEB with pedestrian and cyclist protection, lane assist and fatigue detection.

The mid-range Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo is priced from $36,990 driveaway and adds black 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, sports pedals, black trim and fascia elements, panoramic sunroof, LED headlights with automatic cornering and adaptive lighting, ‘animated’ indicator lights and adaptive chassis control with 15mm lower suspension.

The Czech brand’s range-topping 110TSI Limited Edition is priced at $36,990 (and only available for a limited time). It adds unique 18-inch alloy wheels, leather and suede seat trim, body colour mirror caps with chrome grille and badging, roof rails, 9.2-inch infotainment system and paddles on the steering wheel for changing gears.

Two front-wheel-drive petrol turbo powertrains are available, with the 1.0-litre 85TSI producing 85kW and 200Nm, and the 1.5-litre 110TSI developing 110kW and 250Nm. Only the 85TSI offers both a manual and seven-speed DSG auto, while all others are exclusively mated to the DSG automatic.

All models include SKoda’s standard five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with capped price servicing available across the range, including service packs of up to five years.

The new Kamiq range is available to order now (from dealers and online) and deliveries are expected to begin from late September.

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