It is certainly enough to introduce the smaller Škoda Scala and Kamiq in brief. Scala debuted five years ago as a more luxurious successor to the Rapid, and although it is based on the “small” MQB-A0 platform, its dimensions are not far from representatives of the lower middle class. The Kamiq was introduced to the world a little later, it is the smallest SUV in Škoda’s European range and shares not only the technology and range of engines with the Scala, but also the entire instrument panel.

Both models recently underwent a facelift, which brought a number of novelties. For an additional fee, customers can get, for example, Matrix-LED headlights, the virtual pedal in combination with the electric control of the fifth door is also an innovation. The most requested optional equipment elements combine both cars into discounted packages, which will save you a lot of time and money when configuring the Scala or Kamiq.

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For both cars, one of the main novelties is a different lighting technology. With matrices, the bows look more predatory, especially Scale benefited from this change.

However, the standard trim levels (newly Selection, Top Selection and Monte Carlo) are very rich. The basic level has, for example, an eight-inch digital cockpit replacing analog alarm clocks, an 8.25-inch multimedia display or a traffic sign recognition function.

The higher Top Selection has SmartLink wireless smartphone mirroring, four USB-C connectors or two-color ambient cabin lighting. The Monte Carlo does not lack a typical sports twist, and it also has additional matrixes as standard elsewhere. There is also a driving mode selector, rear parking camera and black painted body accessories. And we mustn’t forget about the limited edition First Edition either.

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In the cabins you will find more modern technology and more interesting materials.

Three classic equipment levels are combined with four interior designs – Loft, Lodge, Monte Carlo and Suite (on request only for Top Selection). The individual variants differ in the materials used and the color design. The people of Mladoboleslav do not forget to mention that the proportion of recycled and natural materials in the rejuvenated cars has significantly increased, making Škoda cars even more sustainable following the example of modern trends.

How much for it? Still same! Despite the extended standard equipment, the introductory prices of the Scala and Kamiq are not different. Get ready for a compact hatchback with the basic 1.0 TSI engine with an output of 70 kW in the Selection trim 459,900 CZKthe execution of Top Selection costs 519,900 CZK in Monte Carlo 559,900 CZK. It’s easy with the Kamiq, in comparable equipment you always add exactly twenty thousand to the price of the Scala:

1.0 TSI 70 kW 1.0 TSI 85 kW 1.5 TSI 110 kW
Selection 459,900 CZK 479,900 CZK
Top Selection 519,900 CZK 559,900 CZK
Montecarlo 559,900 CZK 599,900 CZK
First Edition 599,900 CZK CZK 679,900 (DSG only)

For the DSG transmission, the 1.0 TSI 85 kW and 1.5 TSI 110 kW engines cost an additional CZK 40,000, Kamiq prices CZK +20,000.

A more powerful three-cylinder with an output of 85 kW is also available from the engines, for the more demanding Škoda has a four-cylinder fifteen-cylinder TSI/110 kW in reserve. From the Top Selection trim, these two engines can also be paired with an automatic DSG transmission. We will start meeting the first rejuvenated pieces on Czech roads in the spring of next year.

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