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Skoda KAMIQ HATCHBACK 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG

Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
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Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG
Skoda KAMIQ 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr DSG

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG55.40
  • 0-62mph8.4 secs
  • Top Speed131 mph
  • C02116 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque184 lbs/f
  • P11D32%

Review

What's this? Another small SUV? You could argue that Skoda had a hand in popularising this concept a decade ago with their Yeti model. Today, we've got the Kamiq, which aims to distil all the Czech brand's best bits into a compact Crossover you could really bond with.

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Skoda joins the segment for small, trendy SUVs with this car, the Kamiq. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Skoda could have been at the forefront of the current craze for supermini-based SUVs - Juke and Captur-class models. Back in 2009 before either of these two cars, it launched a model you might conceivably remember, the Yeti, which used Fabia bits but dressed them up with Crossover attitude. It was a good start, but the foundation wasn't built upon. The facelifted Yeti of 2013 was disappointingly conservative in a market seeking high fashion and after four years on sale, was allowed to drift out of production without being properly replaced. Leaving the Czech brand to wait until it could launch its own version of the small SUV design possible on the VW Group's MQB-A0 platform, a chassis that by Autumn 2019 had been pressed into service for the SEAT Arona and the Volkswagen T-Cross in this class. That was when Skoda was also able to use it to launch this car, the Kamiq.

Driving Experience

Because this Kamiq uses the same underpinnings as a Skoda Scala family hatch, it can only have front wheel drive and straightforward torsion bean rear suspension. Still, that's all likely buyers will probably want. As an option, the brand offers 'Sport Chassis Control', which lowers the car by 10mm and gives it two-way adjustable dampers. We can't see many customers taking this up. Most customers will want the base 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. Entry-level versions get it in 95PS form with a 5-speed gearbox but further up the range, the variants available feature this unit in a 115PS state of tune. Go for that and you'll be offered the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox. Both engines have impressive torque available from low revs - the 95PS version delivering 175Nm from just 2,000rpm and the 115PS version serving up its 200Nm across the same 2,000rpm to 3,500rpm band. In other words, you won't have to row this little SUV along with the gear lever through town. Skoda is also offering two other units, a 150PS 1.5 TSI petrol powerplant and a 115PS 1.6 TDI diesel. Don't expect a Kamiq to ride quite as well as a Scala - that taller, heavier body has to tell somewhere - but for the school run and commuting duties, few buyers are likely to have issues.

Design and Build

With cars like the Roomster and the Yeti, Skoda used to set itself apart with individualistic design. There's nothing like that here. Instead, the Kamiq looks essentially like a version of one of the brand's larger SUVs - the Karoq and the Kodiaq - that's been somehow shrunk in a hot wash. The separated lighting panel for the dipped headlamp beams sits below rather than above the daytime running light strips flanking the grille. Otherwise, the front end here is very similar to the Skoda Crossover norm. Inside, there's plenty of quality, acres of ergonomic design, little to surprise and nothing to disappoint. Upper-spec models can have digital instrument cluster dials and all get the Czech brand's shiny smart glass-fronted centre-dash screen that sets the class standard for infotainment. Rear legroom isn't of the order you'd find in the kind of Scala or Octavia family hatch model you could buy from Skoda for similar money. But Kamiq customers, who'll typically use this area of the car primarily for ferrying kids from ballet classes to school outings, probably won't care too much about that. The same comment applies to the boot, which measures in at 400-litres, extendable to 1,395-litres when the rear seats are folded.

Market and Model

Expect the Kamiq to sell in the £18,000 to £25,000 bracket, which is fractionally above what you'll pay for volume rivals like Renault's Captur and Nissan's Juke but much the same as you'd have to find for this model's two VW Group cousins, the Volkswagen T-Cross and the SEAT Arona. Kamiq buyers are offered a choice of four trim levels - 'S', 'SE', 'SE L' and 'Monte Carlo'. 'SE' buyers get the chance to pay £800 more to graduate from the entry-level 95PS version of the 1.0 TSI petrol engine to the 115PS variant. Further up the range, you have to have this perkier unit. Providing you avoid base trim and the base 95PS engine, you'll be offered the chance to pay £1,250 more for a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox. Even the entry-level Kamiq S is decently equipped, coming with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, air conditioning and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. Customers opting for the 'SE' model benefit from 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers, a better 'Bolero' infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display and Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay. 'SE' models also come with rear parking sensors, cruise control and light and rain sensors. 'SE L' models get a larger 9.2-inch 'Amundsen' infotainment system and microsuede upholstery.

Cost of Ownership

Skoda quotes CO2 figures for the 1.0 TSI petrol engine ranging between 113 and 116g/km - so not too far off what you'd get in a diesel. Expect around just under 50mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. For the 1.6 TDI diesel, you're looking at around 52mpg on the WLTP-rated combined cycle, while for the DSG auto, it's around 50.4mpg. With both transmissions, the CO2 figure is 112g/km. And maintenance? Well, there's the choice between fixed or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether your annual mileage is short or long. Service intervals are every 18,600 miles or every 24 months. The available 'Skoda Connect' app has a 'Proactive Service' element included which, when activated, can send all the data needed from your car in advance to your local Skoda dealership prior to a service visit. What else? Well your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this model is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package. Finally, while it's certainly true that other rivals better the three year 60,000 mile warranty that Skoda provides, you can extend your cover to four or five years by paying extra. Not that you really need to. The brand regularly tops independent consumer satisfaction surveys: according to real people, there are few more satisfying cars to own.

Summary

There's nothing very original about the Kamiq, but it's more in tune with the current zeitgeist than the old Yeti was. And certainly more fashionable than the next model up in the Czech maker's SUV model line-up, the rather worthy Karoq. Skoda buyers are now well used to re-worked Volkswagen Group engineering with a bit of practical embellishment at a lower price - which is precisely what's served up here. If you're looking for something more outlandish and personalisable, buy a Nissan Juke instead. But one of those might not be as easy or as pleasing to live with as a Kamiq. You get most of the sensible virtues we like in the brand's Scala family hatch, without the rather vanilla blandness we don't. A Kamiq, in fact, is without doubt the trendiest car the marque has yet produced. A fashion statement that's also a Skoda. Whoever would have thought it?

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control
Rear parking sensors
Amundsen satellite nav with 9.2" touchscreen display, voice control, virtual cockpit
Bluetooth system
E-call
Front assist system
Lane assist
PAS
Service indicator
Speed limiter
Trip computer
Virtual cockpit
Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play
Entertainment
8 speakers
2 USB - C ports with 1x adaptor cable
Auxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Black door mirrors
Black radiator grille
Black rear diffuser
Black roof rails
Body colour bumpers
Body colour roof spoiler
Boot lettering in black
Chrome grille surround
Electric folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
Front sport bumper
Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system, dynamic indicators, cornering function and fog lights
Headlight range control
Heated rear window
High functionality rear led lights with dynamic indicators
KAMIQ Door sills
Light and rain sensors
Monte carlo plaque
Panoramic glass sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear fog lights
Rear wiper
Interior Features
3 spoke sports leather multi-function steering wheel
Front centre armrest
Height adjustable driver seat
Manual air conditioning + Pollen filter
White ambient lighting
12V socket in centre console
Aluminium pedals
Black ceiling for black/beige interior
Chrome inner door handles
Cloth upholstery
Front gesture control
Front head restraints
Glove compartment with illumination
Height adjustable passenger seat
Ice scraper
Isofix child seat fittings on outer rear seats
ISOFIX on front passenger seat
Leather gear lever
Manual lumbar support for front seats
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Reading lights for driver and front passenger
Removable LED light in boot
Sports seats
Sun visor with make up mirror for front passenger
Textile floor mats
Third rear headrest
Top tether for front passenger seat
Umbrella in driver's door
Trim
Carbon effect decorative insert with chrome hot stamping
Chrome air vent surrounds
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
18" Vega alloy wheels in black
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Airbags - driver and front passenger
ESP
Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
Front side airbags with curtain airbags
Hill hold control
Manual parking brake
Rear disc brakes
Seatbelt reminder for driver an co-driver
Traction control
Two tone horn
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function and towing protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Immobiliser
Remote central locking with SAFE system
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 116
NOx 0.034
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 147
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 167
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 147
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 146
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 172
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 146
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 126
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 143
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 126
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 203
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 215
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 203
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 144
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1498
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 74.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 85.9
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 55.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 65.7
EC Urban (mpg) 44.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 44.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 29.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 31.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 44.1
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TSI
Coin Series Monte Carlo
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 17E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 112000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.4
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
Engine Torque - MKG 25.5
Engine Torque - NM 250
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 131
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 215/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style VEGA
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1534
Length 4241
Wheelbase 2651
Width 1793
Width (including mirrors) 1988
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1774
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1395
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 400
Max. Loading Weight 566
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1250
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 630
Minimum Kerbweight 1208
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.1

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £283.22 p/m £5.00 p/m
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £302.17 p/m £18.60 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £214.67 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £224.03 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £246.36 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £341.00 p/m £29.00 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £357.59 p/m £37.00 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £374.17 p/m £43.00 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £270.99 p/m £14.08 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £207.44 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £209.44 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £225.95 p/m Call Us
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £247.11 p/m £17.31 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £187.87 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £196.17 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £215.86 p/m Call Us
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £339.86 p/m £6.00 p/m
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £362.61 p/m £22.32 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £257.61 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £268.84 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £295.64 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £409.20 p/m £34.80 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £429.11 p/m £44.40 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £449.00 p/m £51.60 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £275.95 p/m £1.58 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £325.18 p/m £16.89 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £248.93 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £250.93 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £271.14 p/m Call Us
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £345.05 p/m £57.66 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £363.05 p/m £79.41 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £381.05 p/m £98.17 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £263.80 p/m £11.39 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £296.54 p/m £20.77 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £225.44 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £235.41 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £259.03 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £322.57 p/m £68.31 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £337.15 p/m £86.13 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £355.27 p/m £110.24 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Adaptive cruise control £465.00
Blind Spot Detection (BAS) £540.00
Drive mode selector £130.00
Driver fatigue sensor £55.00
Electrically operated boot door £410.00
Front and rear parking sensors £370.00
Park assist system £625.00
Rear view camera £315.00
Wireless charging without LTE £240.00
Entertainment
Skoda sound system includes 10 loudspeakers, subwoofer, and amplifier £520.00
Exterior Features
Electrically folding towbar with adaptor £945.00
Exclusive paint £975.00
Headlight washers £155.00
Heated windscreen £310.00
High beam control £235.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Pearl effect paint £595.00
Special paint £595.00
Towbar preparation £190.00
Interior Features
3 spoke heated leather multifunction steering wheel with DSG paddles £230.00
Double sided boot floor £75.00
Dual zone climate control £605.00
Electrically adjustable driver seat £480.00
Front centre armrest with 2 rear USB ports £65.00
Heated front seats and washer nozzles £260.00
Net partition £125.00
Rear centre armrests £140.00
Red ambient lighting £260.00
Variable boot floor £160.00
Packs
Boot pack - Kamiq £85.00
Simply clever pack - Kamiq £190.00
Smoker's pack with ashtray and multimedia holder - Kamiq £40.00
Winter pack - Kamiq £450.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Crystal black £975.00
Exclusive paint - Velvet red £975.00
Metallic - Brilliant silver £595.00
Metallic - Moon white £595.00
Metallic - Quartz grey £595.00
Metallic - Race blue £595.00
Pearl - Black magic £595.00
Solid - Energy blue FOC
Special paint - Candy white £595.00
Special paint - Corrida red £595.00
Special paint - Meteor grey £595.00
Safety
Crew protect assist, rear side airbags and driver knee airbag £680.00
Security
Keyless entry and start/stop system with SAFE system £470.00
Keyless start/stop with SAFE system £255.00
Technical
Sport chassis control with adaptable suspension including drive mode select for towing £510.00
Trim
Black dot decorative insert with red hot stamping £50.00
Cloth - Black with Red trim FOC
Wheels
Steel space saving spare wheel £155.00
Temporary spare wheel £255.00
* option prices shown are estimated