Skoda showed up relatively late in the crowded SUV world. It has a long tradition of models dedicated to off-road driving, with the Scout versions of its wagons, but only with Kodiaq and Karoq has it filled the gap. Today it launches the little Kamiq on the market, which is profoundly inspired by its “big sisters”, including from the point of view of style. It is 4.24 metres long and boasts a front end with a distinctive personality, with very narrow daytime-running lights that develop horizontally, separate from the main headlights.

They also house the indicators, which, for the first time on a Skoda, are dynamic – both in front and behind. The bonnet of the Kamiq stands out from the rest of the bodywork with a clean line that runs along the whole side and continues even to the rear of the vehicle, to the tailgate, which is defined by a sharp edge under the rear window. The Skoda Kamiq, although exclusively a front-wheel drive, has protective add-on features for bumpers. The well thought-out and spacious passenger compartment also indulges in a sporty touch that is fairly unusual for the category, especially if the customer chooses the ergonomic seats, with integrated headrest, and Alcantara upholstery.

From the driver’s seat, as well as the good general quality, you appreciate the presence of the digital instruments and of the wide central touchscreen. In Italy, two sizes are available based on the outfitting: from 8” on the Ambition versions to 9.2” on the Style versions. The infotainment system introduces three interesting novelties: the internet connection with Sim included; the ‘Shop’ section, which allows you to remotely access the management of services and maintenance, as well as the purchase of dedicated apps and traffic data; and the voice assistant ‘Laura’, which has reduced functions for now but will soon broaden its functions using genuine artificial intelligence.