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Skoda Kamiq on run-out from $31,790
Skoda offers $5000 price-cut on Kamiq SUV ahead of new model’s Q2 2024 arrival
15 Nov 2023
By MATT BROGAN
SKODA has announced details of its aptly named Kamiq Run-Out variant as the model range prepares to enter its run-out phase ahead of the arrival of an all-new Kamiq in the second quarter of 2024.
Priced from $31,790 plus on-road costs (or $32,990 drive-away), the Skoda Kamiq Run-Out loses some of the equipment offered in the Kamiq 85 TSI Style but maintains the variant’s efficient 85kW/200Nm turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission pairing. Fuel use is listed at 5.6 litres per 100km against the ADR Combined cycle.
Absent from the Kamiq Run-Out is adaptive cruise control, digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, lane centring assist, powered tailgate, and wireless phone charger.
While the exclusions may deter some, it is worth noting that the Kamiq Run-Out remains highly specified.
Standard inclusions see the variant fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, driver’s electrochromatic wing mirror, dusk-sensing LED head- and tail-lights, electric folding wing mirrors, electrochromatic rear-view mirror, keyless entry and ignition, leather-appointed steering wheel, LED interior ambient lighting, and rain-sensing wipers.
Infotainment highlights include an 8.0-inch touchscreen display unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The eight-speaker audio system also arrives as standard with four USB-C ports.
Active and passive safety features include seven airbags, reversing camera and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring, front assist with pedestrian detection, lane assist, side assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Optional extras include premium paint ($550) and a seven-year/105,000km service pack ($2650).
The facelifted 2024 Skoda Kamiq range has already been shown in Europe with a more rugged aesthetic, smaller LED headlights, newly sculpted front and rear bumpers, updated 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs, and a revised paint palette.
Inside, the revamped Kamiq features more extensive natural materials, cloth, suede and leather upholstery options, black, copper or chrome trim garnishing, and available sport seats.
Technology highlights are set to include a new HVAC control panel, standard 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster (Australian models likely to continue with 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit display), and larger 9.2-inch infotainment array with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, native sat-nav, and OTA update capability.
“We have seen competitors persist with inefficient naturally aspirated engines and plastic steering wheels in entry models, however we find that our customers typically want more,” said Skoda Australia head of marketing and product, Kieran Merrigan.
“Skoda customers are the most discerning in the market. We have spent the last year articulating our seven-year warranty, our affordable seven-year servicing plan and our strong whole-of-life ownership credentials.
“Even with a seven-year service plan, buyers can now choose a Kamiq for less the $36,000 drive-away.
“Our next step, as we head towards a major year of new models in 2024, is to further increase the model grades we have available while remaining on-brand. The Kamiq Run-Out perfectly combines high specification with amazing ownership for a more attainable price.”
The Skoda Kamiq Run-Out is available now until the second quarter of next year.
2023 Skoda Kamiq pricing:
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