The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
In almost every respect, the driving position in the Skoda Kamiq is very good. You get plenty of adjustment, including for seat height and (on all but the basic S trim) lumbar support. The seat offers good side support in bends and is comfortable for long drives.
The steering wheel has a lot of travel for height and reach, there's a front-centre armrest (again, on all but the S trim) and the dashboard buttons are arranged logically. If you opt for at least SE L Executive trim, you get digital instruments as standard. They can show full-screen navigation maps and a huge array of other information on the 10.3in driver display screen that replaces the regular analogue dials.
Rear passengers will find the Kamiq easier to see out of than many of its rivals too. In fact, its tall side windows mean even the kids get a good view of the outside world – handy if they're prone to travel sickness.
Rear parking sensors are fitted from SE trim, while front sensors or a rear-view camera can be fitted as options on all but S versions. Top-spec SE L Executive trim adds them as standard. Ultra-bright LED dipped-beam headlights come with every Kamiq, and there's the option of upgrading to adaptive LED main beams on most models (they're standard with Monte Carlo trim).
Sat nav and infotainment
There are two USB-C ports (the latest, smaller type) in the front of the Kamiq and you can pay extra to have a couple more in the rear, allowing you to charge plenty of devices all at once. If you go for entry-level S trim, you’ll get a 6.5in touchscreen infotainment system. The screen is 8.0in if you upgrade to SE trim and 9.2in with SE Drive and above.