Skoda has given the first look at the exterior of the Scala hatchback model and the Kamiq crossover SUV model.
Set for an August 1 premiere, both models have received a number of aesthetic upgrades to bring them in line with Skoda’s onslaught of new and updated products.
Both models will use redesigned headlights; the Scala’s triangular headlight cluster will be replaced by a slimmer setup equipped with LED strip lights, while the Kamiq’s strip headlights will be slimmer and the daytime running lights will be more compact.
The front end of both has received an upgrade, with a honeycomb grille carried by more aggressive air intakes, marked by additional side wings, making the appearance sportier.
Both rear ends have also received an upgrade featuring similar design elements matching the front apron.
A revised taillight with a slimmer geometric design and a rear diffuser with additional side air vents can be seen on the Scala.
On the Kamiq, the L-shaped split taillights sit atop a larger black and silver rear diffuser.
New black alloy wheels with a minimalist geometric design can also be seen on both models.
The renewed tailgate lettering in line with the Skoda brand update marks the model as part of the brand’s upcoming product generation.
Launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Scala and Kamiq have become staples in the Czech brand’s lineup.
The Kamiq was the brand’s best-selling model in 2022 with 1633 examples finding Australian homes.
While Skoda hasn’t hinted at any major interior changes for the facelift model, it might incorporate subtle changes influenced by the Vision 7S concept car.
Skoda Australia has confirmed mid-life updated versions of the Scala and Kamiq will drop in 2024, along with the improved electric Octavia and Enyaq.
While Skoda plans to bring the Enyaq iV to Australia as its first EV on the market, production shortages mean local deliveries may not start until 2024.
Skoda also has the new generation Kodiaq and Superb which are currently in later testing stages.
The Kodiaq will grow in size and is set to arrive with a number of electric powertrain options, including a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with a 100km range when it launches in Australia around mid-2024.
The new Superb doesn’t seem to stray too far from the current silhouette, although it will change significantly under the skin.