Skoda Kamiq SUV gets new Scoutline trim

New Skoda Kamiq Scoutline will make its debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show

  • Scoutline trim adds styling tweaks
  • Kamiq is first Skoda model to get this new trim level
  • We awarded the Kamiq our Best Small SUV 2020 accolade

The Skoda Kamiq will soon be available to order in a tough-looking Scoutline trim level. While Skoda’s Scout models get all-wheel drive, changes to the Kamiq for the Scoutline model are restricted to styling changes designed to give it more of an off-roader appearance.

The Kamiq Scoutline will be on the Skoda stand at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March, before going on sale in June. Prices and specifications are yet to be released, but a starting price of around £24,000 seems likely.

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To make the Kamiq look more like an off-roader, Skoda has given the Scoutline matte black wheel arch surrounds, a new front spoiler and a rear diffuser designed to look like underbody protection, plus extra silver flashes. There are also LED tail-lights and tinted rear windows. It rides on 17-inch wheels as standard, but you can choose 18-inch versions from the options list.

The Scoutline model also has exclusive interior trim decoration; ash wood effect is standard, with a darker shade available as an alternative. The front seats come with a new upholstery choice made of breathable fabric and microfibre suede and stamped with a Scoutline badge. Other touchpoints like the steering wheel and gear lever are leather-trimmed, while the interior also gets three-colour ambient lighting and LED reading lights.

The Scoutline can be specified with all the engines in the Kamiq range, so you’ve a choice of three petrol engines and one diesel engine. A 1.0-litre petrol is expected to make up the bulk of sales, and has either 94 or 113bhp, while a 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol and 94bhp 1.6-litre diesel are also available.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the diesel is most economical, offering around 55mpg, but the petrol models aren’t too far behind and will be cheaper to buy. You can expect 47mpg or so from all three petrol engines if they’re coupled to a manual gearbox. Choosing the automatic gearbox will see fuel economy drop by a couple of mpg.

The new model will come with reversing sensors, LED headlights and a DAB radio. We expect the equipment list to also include Skoda’s impressive 9.2-inch touchscreen, smartphone connectivity and cruise control.

Read our reviews of the the Hyundai Kona, Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008 to see how the Kamiq compares.

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