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2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature (car review)

The 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature is classy, fully loaded, and brings along all the versatility of a hatchback and the space of an SUV, in one neat package. Simple and understated at first glance, you begin to appreciate the design considerations after spending time with it.

A wide grille gives the car a sense of size, even though it is a compact, much like how a mirror in small room can make it seem larger than it actually is. Split LED headlights provide a modern, sophisticated look and suit the Kamiq’s demeanour.

There’s a distinct groove that runs down the side of the car too, giving it a real depth, with the roof rails up top, and heightened stance sitting atop sporty 18-inch Crater alloy wheels, ensuring you know it’s an SUV.

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The rear of the Kamiq finishes well, and while it lacks the confidence you find in the front, it’s well-proportioned. There’s even an electronic tailgate, which is a great inclusion. At 4.21m long, it’s easy to park too.

Popping inside, the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature is beautiful, stylish, and technology packed. Wireless charging, and equally cord-free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, along with a generous Amundsen 9.2-inch high-definition infotainment screen.

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Inside the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature

Nestled in the centre of the dash, it’s a nice feature. Older device owners can charge via a USB-C port, but there’s no old-school USB-A sockets. Rear passengers score two USB-C connections as well.

A nice three spoke steering wheel, with all the controls you need at your fingertips, is matched with a virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster. The display can be altered from the steering wheel, to suit your needs.

If there’s a downside here at the front of the car, it’s the active cruise control stick, which sits behind the steering wheel. You can’t actually see it so we recommend getting familiar with the controls, as once you know how it works, it’s easy to administer.

The highlight of the cabin is the full span panoramic roof, which has an electronic shade when you don’t want the sun beaming in. Some light will get through though, and it does run the risk of getting quite toasty in one of those true-blue Australian summers.

Other cabin features worthy of mention are the adequately spaced and sized coffee cup holders in the centre console, as well as a drink bottle holder in all doors. Another nifty little inclusion is an umbrella tucked cleverly into the driver door panel.

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Inside the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature

In the back, there’s ample storage, with up to 400-litres of boot space with all the seats up. Fold down row two and that grows to 1,395-litres. Rear leg and head room is pretty decent too, with the whole car hard to fault for spaciousness.

Moving on to safety, the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature has everything from front assist with emergency city braking, adaptive lane keep assist, a pretty decent rear view camera and rear parking sensors. There are seven airbags.

It has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, ISOFIX anchor points on the outer rear seats, and three standard tether points are available back there too; for when you need to load up the munchkins.

Driving the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature is a delight. Its responsive, handles well, and has all the bells and whistles mentioned earlier to assist with keeping you safe. It’s powered by a 4-cylinder 1.5-litre engine, powering through a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox.

This combination results in 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds, which is pretty quick. It generates 110kW of power, and up to 250Nm of torque. Skoda have reported a fuel consumption of only 4.9-litres/100km in combined driving situations.

2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature
2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature

Our week of driving resulted in a real world figure of 7.9-litres/100km, which was a combination of highway and inner-city drives. Overall, the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature is great to drive, offering everything you’d want in a compact SUV.

It’s backed by a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, and is available in Candy White, Moon White Metallic, Race Blue Metallic, Graphite Grey Metallic, Phoenix Orange Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Velvet Red Premium, and Magic Black Pearl.

You can pick one up for $41,990 drive away, with more information available on the Skoda website. It’s worth shopping around to see if you can secure one for a better price, or visit PriceMyCar to get the best deal.

Our test vehicle was provided by Skoda Australia. To find out more about the 2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature, contact your local Skoda dealer.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Driving experrience
8
Exterior styling
8
Interior look and feel
8
Technology and connectivity
8
Family friendliness
8
Value for money
7

SUMMARY

Pros – premium interior; classy exterior; responsive engine.
Cons – cruise control handle placement; translucent roof shade; USB-C connectivity only.
Sabih Dean
Sabih Dean
Driving is one of my favourite pastimes. How much I enjoy it depends on the power, comfort, luxury, and panache of the car I’m in. It makes all the difference.

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2022 Skoda Kamiq Signature (car review)<strong>Pros –</strong> premium interior; classy exterior; responsive engine.<br> <strong>Cons –</strong> cruise control handle placement; translucent roof shade; USB-C connectivity only.