Skoda Kamiq long-term test: report 5

The Kamiq is Skoda's smallest SUV, but is it big and brawny enough to cope with family life? We’ve added one to our long-term test fleet to find out...

Skoda Kamiq long termer

The car Skoda Kamiq 1.0 TSI 115 SE L Run by Claire Evans, consumer editor

Why it’s here The Kamiq is our favourite small SUV for less than £20,000, but how will it cope as a long-distance commuter car and weekend family wheels? We have four months to find out 

Needs to Prove that you don’t have to have deep pockets to be able to buy a good small SUV

Mileage 8197 List price £21,980 Target Price £19,384 Price as tested £27,780 Test economy 44.7mpg Official economy 47.1mpg

11 May 2020 – Adapting to the new normal

As well as delivering meals to people in our area who can’t get out at present, I’ve also been finding alternative suppliers for me and my family. That's because I live next door to my parents, who are classed as very vulnerable, and I’m shopping for them, too. 

Doing this has led to some enjoyable drives around the Kent and Surrey countryside. My favourite lockdown destination is our local delicatessen, which is based next to a vineyard on a winding country lane a couple of miles from home. 

The shop has significantly increased its range of groceries and ready meals and you can order online, drive into the car park at an agreed time and they will put your order into your car’s boot, minimising contact and maximising safety for everyone.  

The Kamiq’s peppy 1.0-litre petrol engine is easily up to the task of driving me around the hills of the North Downs, and I’m pleased to say that the change from motorway commuting to A-roads hasn’t affected the overall fuel economy, which remains steadfastly around 44mpg. 

Skoda Kamiq long termer

While celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, my partner and I decided to do our own red, white and blue tribute using vehicles. None of our line-up are from British brands, but we were happy with the way they complimented our home-made decorations.  

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