Triple treat returns – ŠKODA Kamiq 85TSI Style gets award-winning turbo three-cylinder

Triple treat returns – ŠKODA Kamiq 85TSI Style gets award-winning turbo three-cylinder

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After the brief unavailability of the sold-out ŠKODA Kamiq 85TSI, the Simply Clever brand returns the turbocharged three-cylinder engine to Australia in a new form: Kamiq 85TSI Style.

Available with a seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) only in response to overwhelming customer preference, the Kamiq 85TSI Style delivers 200Nm of torque from 2000rpm to 3500rpm plus 85kW at 5500rpm.

The 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine has been praised internationally for its lower reciprocating mass than a four-cylinder and its blend of effortless low-rev torque with low emissions.

Combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.4 litres per 100 kilometres compares favourably with several $35,000-$40,000 driveaway rivals – the Honda HR-V Vi X (5.8 l/100km), Hyundai Kona Elite (6.2 l/100km), Kia Seltos Sport+ CVT (6.8l /100km), Mazda CX-3 Touring (6.3 l/100km) and Nissan Juke ST-L (5.8 l/100km).

Of course, with an Australian ŠKODA, there is no 'entry' model – and all three grades offer an extremely high level of specification relative to the competitors.

The Kamiq 85TSI Style includes 18-inch CRATER alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail-lights with animated turn signal, Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, rear manoeuvre braking assist rear parking sensors, Lane Assist, adaptive cruise control, seven airbags, the advanced keyless entry including Smart Start, electric tailgate, door-mounted umbrella, electric heated and folding door mirrors with driver's auto-dimming, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, light assist, rain-sensing wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, privacy glass, floor mats, double-sided luggage mat, leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, dual-zone 'Climatronic' air-conditioning, Virtual Cockpit, 8.0-inch central infotainment screen, reversing camera, Smartlink smartphone mirroring and wireless phone charging.

The Kamiq 110TSI Monte Carlo continues with a 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine – featuring 18-inch VEGA alloy wheels, sporty black exterior highlights, Drive Mode Select, 15mm-lower sports suspension, an adaptive front light system with cornering lights, animated front turn signals, Monte Carlo sports seats and sports pedals, plus a panoramic glass roof.

The Monte Carlo features an excellent value Travel Pack worth $7,750 RRP but discounted by 45% to a $4,300 option. It features front parking sensors, Park Assist, Side Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, heated front and rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel with DSG paddles, 9.2-inch central infotainment screen with satellite navigation, and wireless smartphone mirroring, a ŠKODA sound system and voice control.

The Kamiq 110TSI Signature bundles key Travel Pack features plus leather/suede upholstery, silver roof rails, and an electrically adjustable driver's seat.

A panoramic roof is a $1,300 option on all variants. Candy White is standard, and metallic or pearl effect paints are $550. Velvet Red is an additional $1,100.

For maximum peace of mind, a 3yr/45,000km service pack costs just $800. A 5yr/60,000km service pack costs $1,500 and a 7yr/105,00km pack costs $2,100. Customers can choose the flexibility of servicing subscriptions or choose a 3yr pack and later upgrade to a 5yr/7yr pack for the difference.

All new ŠKODAs come with a five year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.



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