1 August 2023


Skoda updates Scala and Kamiq

1 August 2023 - Skoda Auto is updating its compact Skoda Scala and Skoda Kamiq city SUV model series. With its refined, sharply drawn lines, the Scala looks even more dynamic, while the Kamiq's design adjustments lend it more rugged SUV appeal. Both models now come with Skoda's TOP LED Matrix headlights as an option. a first for these models. An increased proportion of recycled and natural materials for the exterior and interior ensures greater sustainability. The restructured product range for both models now consists of three trim levels with six interior variants along with optional equipment packages. A Digital Display with an 8-inch screen diagonal and an 8.25-inch Skoda Infotainment display already come as standard in all models. New Simply Clever details round off the refresh.

A breath of fresh air with a new design and, for the first time, TOP LED Matrix headlights Skoda has now presented the Scala and Kamiq with extensive updates. The Scala now looks more dynamic, evoking the Vision RS concept study with its revised Skoda grille, slimmed-down headlights, redesigned aprons at the front and rear and striking air curtains. The Kamiq now comes with a larger, more upright Skoda grille, while new aprons with striking diffusers lend it more rugged SUV appeal.


Moreover, the Kamiq's signature split headlights have new proportions: the upper lighting element is even more slender, while the lower one has grown in size. It accommodates optional TOP LED Matrix headlights with distinctive hexagonal Matrix modules, available for the first time for the Kamiq as well as the Scala. In the hatchback model, the crystalline LED modules were designed to evoke sparkling little blocks of ice or gemstones.

Sustainable materials and powertrains

Skoda has again increased the proportion of sustainable materials in the Scala and Kamiq produced at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav. For example, the water reservoir underneath the windscreen and the wheel arch linings are made from recycled plastics. In the interior, natural plant fibres from hemp and kenaf are used in the door trim panels and in the structure of the roof lining, alongside recycled fabrics for the upholstery, flooring and foot mats.

The engine range comprises three conventional TSI units from the evo2 generation. The entry-level engine is a 1.0 TSI three-cylinder unit with 70 kW (95 hp) and manual 5-speed transmission. The 1.0 TSI with 85 kW (115 hp) is available with a manual 6-speed gearbox or a 7-speed DSG. The same applies to the top engine, the 110 kW (150 hp) four-cylinder 1.5 TSI. It has ACT cylinder deactivation, which automatically switches off the two middle cylinders when their power is not needed. This is practically imperceptible to the driver and reduces fuel consumption.

In addition to the standard suspension, a rough road suspension (with 15 millimetres more ground clearance for the Scala) and Sport Chassis Control with a choice of two damper settings (lowered by 15 millimetres for the Scala and by 10 millimetres for the Kamiq) are optionally available for both models.


The upgraded Kamiq and Scala come with several assistance systems, some of which are more commonly associated with higher vehicle categories. They thus further enhance the level of active and passive safety of these two compact models: in the European Union, the standard equipment includes, for example, Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitor, Lane Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition among other features. In the event of an accident, up to nine airbags protect the occupants.

Restructured product range

With their restructured product range, the Scala and Kamiq now also offer the Design Selections familiar from the all-electric Enyaq family. Inspired by modern living environments, they feature coordinated colours and materials. Spread across three new trim levels-SE, SE L and the sporty Monte Carlo top version; a total of six design variants are available. In addition, there are optional equipment packages in several categories, as well as a number of individual options.

The Monte Carlo variants, which are an homage to Skoda's successes in the Monte Carlo Rally, traditionally stand out with their black accents as well as man-made Carbon leather in the interior. A Digital Display with an 8-inch screen diagonal and an 8.25-inch Skoda Infotainment display already come as standard in all models.

The brand's signature range of Simply Clever details is complemented by such features as the Virtual Pedal for the optional electric tailgate, available for the first time in these models.