The Czech brand has lowered the cost of entry for its Kamiq small SUV, with a a value-focused new ‘Run-Out’ grade
Czech automaker Skoda has decreased the entry cost of its Kamiq small SUV by some $5000 with the launch of a brand new value-focused variant of its Kamiq small SUV.
Sharing its powertrain with the previous entry-grade Kamiq ‘Style’, the new Kamiq ‘Run-Out’ will act as the new entry-point variant in the current three-grade Kamiq line-up which competes with the likes of the Toyota Corolla Cross and Mazda CX-30 small SUVs.
Skoda has teased the more affordable model since last month, however while cheaper than the current $37,990 starting price it still falls short of what was once a $30,990 driveaway entry point at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On sale from now until a newly facelifted Kamiq arrives in the second quarter of next year, the limited edition model will bolster the range of what is Skoda’s current highest-selling vehicle.
Skoda has confirmed features for the new grade, including:
Safety features include:
Unlike the higher-spec Style which runs on 18-inch alloy wheels, the Run-Out receives 17-inch alloys wheels. As well as larger wheels, stepping up to the higher grade Style grade also sees the addition of other features including:
The only optional extras available on the Run-Out are $550 for certain paint colours and a $2,650 seven-year / 105,000 service pack, which equates to $379 per service.
Like the rest of the Kamiq lineup, the Run-Out is covered by Skoda’s seven-year unlimited-kilometre warranty and seven-year capped price servicing offer.
Like the higher-spec Style variant, the Run-Out also operates under the ‘85TSI’ grade umbrella, powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged inline-three cylinder petrol engine producing 85kW or power and 200Nm of torque.
The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with power sent to the front wheels.
Skoda claims a fuel efficiency figure of 5.6L/100km.
All figures listed below are the national driveaway prices.
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