Skoda Kamiq interior
The Skoda Kamiq’s interior doesn’t look quite as dramatic as the funky cabins you get in some small SUVs, but it feels very solid and comes with plenty of equipment as standard.
The Skoda Kamiq’s interior looks rather similar to that in the Scala hatchback, so it comes with a set of clear dials, a single row of heating controls and a large infotainment display mounted high up on the dashboard where it’s easy to glance at while you’re driving.
The dashboard itself feels soft and forgiving, and can be had with a brushed metal-effect trim piece that looks quite a bit smarter than the oddly patterned plastic you can get in a VW T-Cross.
The tops of the doors feel just as plush as the dashboard and there’s a nice chrome finish on the door handles and the air vents. It certainly feels more like a premium product – especially in high-spec versions – than the VW T-Cross and SEAT Arona.
It’s not all good news, however. There are a few cheap-feeling hard and brittle plastics beside the armrests on the doors, on the glovebox lid and around the centre console, but these feel no cheaper than in many other small SUVs and should stand up to a good few years of abuse.
Rather than offer a range of colourful dashboards and vibrant seat trims, Skoda gives you the option of some rather classier faux-suede seat trims and brushed metal-effect inserts, instead.
The Skoda Kamiq comes as standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display with smartphone mirroring so you can use your phone’s navigation and music-streaming apps through the Kamiq’s built-in display. You’ll still be better off upgrading to the larger – and more high-tech – 9.2-inch Amundsen system, though.
This comes with a bigger screen that’s sharper, brighter and easier to read than the standard unit. Sure, the touch-sensitive shortcut buttons to each side aren’t quite as easy to use on the move as the traditional physical buttons you get in some alternatives, but the Skoda Kamiq’s responsive screen and intuitive menus make it easy to input an address into the sat-nav or connect your phone.
Speaking of connecting your phone, the top-spec Amundsen infotainment system even lets you use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto without plugging in a cable. This is especially handy because the Skoda Kamiq only comes with USB C-type plugs – fine if you’re using a brand-new smartphone, but less convenient if you, or your passengers, want to charge an older device.
You can also get the Skoda Kamiq with a digital driver’s display in place of the usual speedo and rev-counter dials. You can configure this screen using buttons on the steering wheel to show a set of digital dials, various driving information (such as fuel consumption) or a widescreen sat-nav display.