Skoda Kamiq Review
The Skoda Kamiq is a small SUV with a practical cabin and a good-sized boot, but it doesn’t look quite as exciting as some sportier alternatives.
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The Skoda Kamiq is a small but practical SUV that makes a more stylish, jacked-up alternative to a conventional family hatchback.
Under its metal skin, the Skoda Kamiq shares plenty of components with the VW T-Roc, but its boxy, angular looks have more in common with those of the larger Skoda Karoq and Kodiaq. Yout get Skoda’s signature quad headlights, plenty of contrasting silver bumper trims, large alloy wheels and some obligatory (for an SUV) roof rails.
At the rear, you’ll spot some broad brake lights – which look like those on the new Skoda Skala hatchback – and a wide contrasting trim piece instead of the horrid fake exhausts you get on many small SUVs.
Also unlike many SUVs, the Skoda Kamiq’s interior doesn’t try to wow you with bright colours and funky trims. Instead, everything’s laid out sensibly and trimmed with soft-touch materials in subtle colours.
If you’re looking for a hatchback-sized family car but fancy something that’s a bit more practical, then the Skoda Kamiq is worth a look.
Range-topping cars get a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system alongside a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display while more affordable models make do with conventional analogue dials and smaller touchscreens. If recent Skodas are anything to go by, these displays should be bright, clear and intuitive to use.
You won’t have any trouble loading the Skoda Kamiq’s 400-litre boot, either, and you’ll be able to pay extra for a folding front passenger seat to help you carry very long items.
The Skoda Kamiq comes with four engines, including a pair of economical 1.0-litre petrol units, a more powerful 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel that’ll be your best bet if you do lots of long motorway journeys. Plenty of active safety kit will also be available to help prevent avoidable accidents and take the stress out of long journeys.