Skoda Auto has begun producing the redesigned Scala compact vehicle and the Kamiq city SUV At its main manufacturing Unit in Mladá Boleslav, . The most recent additions to these product lines include helper systems and new equipment features, which are typically reserved for higher vehicle classes. Furthermore, the automaker has significantly expanded both models’ use of sustainable materials.
The first Koda vehicle to use our new design language was the Scala. Now, we have elevated both models to new heights and established industry benchmarks in the compact class, particularly in the area of assistance systems. I wish to express my gratitude to everyone for their wonderful cooperation. I have no doubt that our customers will like both of the updated models.
Andreas Dick, Member of the Board for Production and Logistics at Škoda Auto
The success tales of the tiny vehicles keep coming.
More than 260,000 Scala units have been produced since the release of both versions in 2019, with more than 56,000 of those coming off the assembly line in 2023 alone. In 2023, the Kamiq City SUV became the brand’s best-selling model after over 107,000 units were built.
The initial iterations of the Škoda Scala and Kamiq were highly praised. In addition to winning a Red Dot Design Award in 2019, the Scala was recognized as the UK’s 2020 Family Car of the Year and the Czech Republic’s 2021 Fleet Car of the Year. Comparably, the Kamiq won awards such Fleet Car of the Year 2021 in the Czech Republic, Car of the Year 2019 in Finland, and Best Import SUV under €30,000 in Germany in 2022 and 2023. These esteemed honors highlight the models’ excellence and attractiveness in their specialized fields.
New design, interior and assistance systems
The most recent design and equipment advancements for the Skoda Scala and Kamiq are as follows: Both models now come with matrix-LED headlights, and the radiator grille, rims, and front and back bumpers have all been updated. With the Scala having a sportier appearance and the Kamiq evolving into a more robust SUV, these modifications only serve to highlight how unique these vehicles are. The new Škoda logotype is prominently displayed on the fifth door of both models, which reflects the brand’s new design language. Furthermore, the vehicles now have floor mats and upholstery made of more environmentally friendly materials, further demonstrating SKODA’s dedication to minimizing its environmental effect.
Safety features and modernisation
The strong body constructions and cutting-edge assist systems of the SKODA Scala and Kamiq allow them to maintain a high level of active and passive safety. Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitor and Lane Assist are two new assistance features added to the lineup, which were formerly exclusive to higher-end car classes.
The Czech manufacturer also updated the feature list for both models as part of the update, with the new Phone Box featuring fast-charging USB connections in addition to wireless charging and cooling. There are now three equipment lines available to customers: Selection, Top Selection, and Monte Carlo. Each offers six interior choices.
Globally, both variants are available for purchase in over 60 markets. Beginning in February 2024, Skoda partners in the Czech Republic will sell the new Scala and Kamiq.