Skoda Scala and Kamiq Monte Carlos

30 January 2020

SKODA is to give its Scala and Kamiq ranges a sporting flavour with the introduction of a new Monte Carlo trim level. Named in celebration of the company’s successes in the Monte Carlo rally, the new trim and equipment level aims to combine luxury with a more dynamic look plus a host of advanced technology.

Both vehicles get motorsport-inspired design touches, with the Kamiq Monte Carlo gaining gloss black detailing, plus 18-inch black Vega alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, full LED headlights and tail lights, and a more distinctive sports front bumper. At the rear, there is a black diffuser and black boot lettering.

Inside, the Kamiq Monte Carlo gets sports seats, a sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals. There is also ambient lighting in red, a black roof lining and door sills with Kamiq lettering. In terms of technology, all Kamiq Monte Carlo models feature Skoda’s innovative Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, Amundsen infotainment system with 9.2-inch display, gesture control and Care Connect for the first year.

The Kamiq Monte Carlo is offered with two petrol engine options comprising a one-litre 115bhp unit and a 1.5-litre 150bhp engine. Both can be specified with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Prices range from £23,300 for the 1.0-litre TSI model to £26,000 for the 1.5-litre version.

The new Scala Monte Carlo also gains full LED headlights and tail lights, a sports front bumper, extended tailgate glass, panoramic roof and black trim around the radiator grille. Like the Kamiq, the Scala Monte Carlo gains a distinctive black rear diffuser, rear spoiler and black lettering across the tailgate. Eye-catching 18-inch black Vega alloy wheels are also a part of the exterior design package.

The Scala Monte Carlo’s interior mirrors that of the Kamiq with an Amundsen infotainment system incorporating a 9.2-inch display, Virtual Cockpit, sports seats and a sports steering wheel. There is also red ambient LED lighting, a black roof lining and leather pack with distinctive red stitching. Aluminium pedals, chrome surrounds on the air vents and door sills with Scala lettering complete the interior design package.

The engine and transmission choices are the same as those of the Kamiq, with prices of £22,680 and £25,350. Order books for both models open this week, with the first deliveries in Spring.