Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
Prices haven’t been confirmed, but Skoda insiders told us that the Kamiq range is likely to start at around £17,500. Meanwhile, the 1.0 TSI 115 SE (predicted to be the biggest selling version of the Kamiq) is expected to cost roughly £19,500.
Equipment, options and extras
UK specifications haven’t been confirmed, although we do know that the Kamiq’s trim levels will mirror those of other Skoda models. That means S will be the cheapest option, with SE and SE L trims offering an increasing amount of standard kit.
It’s likely that even entry-level S trim will get you 16in alloy wheels, air-conditioning, while the LED torch in the boot will probably be standard from SE trim and above.
The Kamiq was too new to feature in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey, but Skoda as a brand came an encouraging ninth (out of 31 manufacturers) in the overall league table; that’s above both Seat and Volkswagen.
Like other Skoda models, the Kamiq is likely to have a three-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard. You’ll almost certainly be able to extend this to five years for an extra fee.
Safety and security
Standard equipment includes lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian detection) and seven airbags. However, the airbag count can be raised to nine, thanks to an optional driver’s knee ‘bag and rear side airbags.
Blind spot monitoring (Skoda calls this Side Assist) is also available as an option, as is Rear Traffic Alert. The latter warns you about approaching vehicles when you’re reversing out onto a road.
Unfortunately, the Kamiq has yet to be appraised by Euro NCAP, so we can’t tell you how well it’s likely to protect you in an accident.