Skoda Kamiq facelift expected in 2023

The refreshed Kamiq has been seen testing with camouflage covering its front and rear

  • Expected 2023
  • Facelift to mirror look of newer Skoda models
  • Minor upgrade to infotainment likely

A Skoda Kamiq pre-production vehicle is currently undergoing testing in Austria as the company prepares to refresh the model in 2023. The Kamiq has been on sale since 2019 and competes with the Hyundai Kona and SEAT Arona in the popular small SUV market.

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Spotted performing a range of tests, we expect the engine range to remain similar to the current model. The greatest changes are to the styling, with a new grille design bringing the Kamiq closer to refreshed Skoda models, that’s largely visible despite the camouflage. Other changes include different shapes for the air intakes and front bumper, possibly to achieve greater aerodynamic efficiency and reduced running costs.

The test vehicle also appears to have a newly sculpted rear bumper, however it’s not yet known if this is a styling tweak for every Kamiq, or if a particular specification was being tested. A new rear tail light design will likely be applied across the board.

The current model saw its diesel variant dropped in favour of the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI petrol engines, which are likely to be unchanged on the refreshed model. One of the Skoda Kamiq’s greatest strengths is its large boot and easy access, without some of the drawbacks of large SUVs, and these will remain unchanged for the facelift.

We expect to see the new Kamiq appear in showrooms in 2023 and although prices are yet to be confirmed it will likely demand a slight premium over current generation models, which cost from £21,805. It’s currently offered in SE, SE L Executive and Monte Carlo trims.

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