The Skoda Kamiq is one of Europe's most popular small SUVs, offering a spacious interior, a comfortable ride, and a low price tag. For 2024, the Czech brand has given the Skoda Kamiq a facelift with sharper styling, upgraded technology, and more sustainable materials. Here's everything you need to know about the refreshed Skoda Kamiq.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq features a more rugged and dynamic appearance than the outgoing model, thanks to a larger and more upright grille, slimmer headlights, and new bumpers. The headlights are now available with matrix LED technology, which can adjust the beam to avoid dazzling other drivers. The rear bumper has a chunkier design, while the taillights have a new L-shaped signature. The Skoda lettering on the tailgate has also been updated with a slimmer and more angular font.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq offers nine paint colors to choose from, as well as new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs. The Monte Carlo trim adds a gloss black finish for the grille, mirror caps, side skirts, roof rails, badges, and rear diffuser, as well as unique black and silver wheels and more advanced headlights as standard.
The interior of the 2024 Skoda Kamiq has also been revised, with new color and trim combinations, chrome, black or copper accents, and sport seats on high-end models. The cabin features recycled fabrics and natural materials such as hemp and kenaf for the upholstery, headlining, and other parts. Skoda claims that these materials reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional materials.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq has an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.25-inch central infotainment screen as standard. Both of these can be upgraded to a 10.25-inch display and a 9.2-inch unit, respectively. The infotainment system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as online services such as traffic information, weather updates, and parking availability. The climate control panel has also been redesigned with touch-sensitive buttons.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq offers plenty of room for passengers and cargo thanks to its generous wheelbase of 2.65 meters (8.7 feet). The rear legroom is 73 mm (2.9 inches) more than in the Volkswagen T-Roc, while the boot capacity is 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet), which can be expanded to 1,395 liters (49.3 cubic feet) by folding the rear seats.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq is powered by three petrol engines from the evo2 generation, which are more efficient and cleaner than before. The base engine is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged unit that produces 94 horsepower and comes with a five-speed manual gearbox. The next option is a more powerful version of the same engine that delivers 109 horsepower and can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The top engine is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit that makes 148 horsepower and comes exclusively with the automatic transmission.
All engines are front-wheel drive only, as Skoda does not offer an all-wheel drive option for the Kamiq. However, the Sport Chassis Control system can lower the ride height by 10 mm (0.4 inches) and adjust the suspension stiffness according to the driving mode selected.
Pricing and Availability
The pricing for the 2024 Skoda Kamiq has not been announced yet, but it is expected to start from around £23,500 ($32,600) in the UK market. The updated model will go on sale in Europe in early 2024, while Australian customers will have to wait until later next year to get their hands on it.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq competes with other small SUVs such as the Nissan Juke, Volkswagen T-Cross, Seat Arona, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Ford Puma, and Mazda CX-3. However, none of these rivals can match Kamiq's interior space or value proposition.
The 2024 Skoda Kamiq is a smart choice for buyers who want a practical, comfortable, and affordable small SUV with a new look and improved technology. It combines the advantages of an SUV, such as a higher seating position and greater ground clearance, with the agility and handling of a compact car. It also offers more sustainability by using recycled and natural materials in its cabin.