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2021 Skoda Scala and Kamiq 110TSI delayed – UPDATE: Stop-sale lifted, vehicles now on sale

UPDATE, 13 January 2021: Skoda Australia has at last lifted the stop-sale on the Scala hatch and Kamiq Monte Carlo and Limited Edition 110TSI variants, as the software issue causing the vehicles to be delayed has been resolved...

Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo and Limited Edition delayed: On sale next month

The newest and smallest member of Skoda’s growing SUV family, the Kamiq, has arrived Down Under, but for now it's a single-variant line-up. While the entry-level Kamiq 85TSI is already in dealerships, those wanting the sportier Kamiq Monte Carlo or more premium Kamiq Limited Edition will have to wait a little while longer...

2021 Skoda Kamiq price and specs

Details of the 2021 Skoda Kamiq have been announced for Australia, with deliveries to begin from September 2020. Pricing for the small SUV begins at $26,990 plus on-road costs, with the range-topping Limited Edition variant costing $35,490 plus on-road costs. Buyers will get a choice of three powertrain options: a manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic mated to a 1...

2020 Skoda Kamiq GT: China-only coupe SUV revealed

Chinese buyers increasingly want crossovers and they increasingly want Skodas. The Czech brand, therefore, is giving them more of both. Like the Kodiaq GT revealed last year, the Kamiq GT is a coupe crossover version of an existing Skoda and won't be sold here...

2020 Skoda Kamiq GT sketched ahead of November 4 reveal

The Skoda Kamiq GT has been previewed in sketches ahead of its reveal on November 4, giving an early glimpse of the Czech brand's latest model for the Chinese market. If the aesthetic looks familiar, we don't blame you. The Kamiq GT looks almost exactly like the Vision GT concept that previewed it in June, with slight changes to the front bumper insert, wing mirrors, and wheels...

Skoda reveals new digital assistant for Kamiq and Scala, not for Oz

Czech brand Skoda has become the latest manufacturer to offer a Siri-like intelligent in-car assistant, launching a new "Hey, Laura" function for the Kamiq crossover and Scala small car. The online-based voice control system understands natural speech in six languages, according to the Volkswagen Group subsidiary, and forms part of the 'Amundsen' infotainment system that's available for the Kamiq and Scala...

SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings this week, with several upcoming models bound for Australia scoring five-star ratings – including the SsangYong Korando and BMW Z4. The Korando is the first model from SsangYong to get a five-star rating, with AEB as standard across the range in Europe...

2020 Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo revealed

The Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo has been revealed, bringing sportier styling and equipment to the brand's smallest crossover model – earmarked for the Australian market during the first half of next year. Set to debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week, the Monte Carlo-badged Kamiq picks up a black pack-style treatment for the exterior accents, including the front grille, bumper, side mirrors, roof rails, side sills, rear diffuser, and 'SKODA' lettering on the tailgate...

Skoda Kamiq, Scala to offer wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Skoda has officially launched its latest infotainment software with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, debuting in the all-new Kamiq crossover and related Scala hatchback. Dubbed 'Wireless Smart Link', the feature "makes for even more convenient use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto" by allowing compatible smartphones to use the mirroring features through a bluetooth connection, rather than a USB cable...

Skoda Kamiq commences production

The all-new Skoda Kamiq has started rolling down the production line at the company’s main factory in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic, ahead of its Australian introduction early next year. Due to hit European markets in the coming months, the Kamiq serves as the third member of Skoda’s global SUV family, slotting under the larger Karoq and Kodiaq crossovers...

Skoda Vision GT concept debuts in Shenzhen

Skoda has revealed the Vision GT concept for the Shenzhen motor show in China, previewing a new crossover model it plans to introduce to the Middle Kingdom before year's end. First previewed a month ago in designer sketches, the Vision GT concept is said to be the precursor to the Kamiq GT, a sportier, more dynamic-looking version of the Chinese-market Kamiq that's due late in 2019...

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