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New Skoda Kamiq lands in Ireland


The latest addition to the Skoda SUV range is now on sale in Ireland. The all-new Skoda Kamiq sees the Czech brand enter the small SUV segment for the first time and is available from €21,300.

The Kamiq is available with a 1.0 or 1.5 litre TSI petrol engine, and a 1.6 litre TDI producing 70 and 110 kW (95 to 150 BHP). The engines can be coupled with a five or six speed manual gearbox or a seven speed DSG.

The new Kamiq shares similarities to its larger siblings, the Kodiaq and Karoq, but split headlights featuring daytime running lights above the main headlights set it apart. The Kamiq is also the first Skoda to have dynamic front and rear indicators.

The Kamiq is 20mm longer; has 24mm more headspace and is the very same width as the Skoda Yeti, which ceased production in 2017. At the rear, ‘Skoda’ is spelt out in block lettering instead of the Skoda logo; a trait now shared with all models in the Skoda range.

Boot capacity is 363 litres, which can be increased to 1,360 litres by folding down the back seats.

It is equipped with up to nine airbags including a driver knee airbag and front side airbags as standard.

The Kamiq has three models, ‘Active’, ‘Ambition’ and ‘Style’. Active and Ambition models feature the 6.5-inch Swing touch screen infotainment system, LED headlights and tail lights. Lane assist, front assist with city emergency brake and predictive pedestrian protection, and multi-collision braking are also standard. Style versions receive the 8.0-inch Bolero infotainment unit and full LED headlights with AFS and dynamic front and rear indicators.

Skoda Ireland head of marketing & product, Ray Leddy commented: “The Kamiq is another excellent product from Skoda.  We are very ambitious for this new model and expect the Kamiq to follow in the footsteps of the Kodiaq and Karoq. The Kamiq has already seen unprecedented sales success on the continent; as a result, demand is expected to outstrip supply in many markets including Ireland. We would advise customers to order early to avoid disappointment.”