Skoda’s newest answer to the Ford Focus and other hatchbacks alike, the Skoda Scala will be available to order from May. Earlier this Month Skoda released the info on pricing, engine options and trim specifications.
In the UK, the Scala will initially be available with four engines to choose from. Two 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines kick off the range at 94bhp or 113bhp. From there you have the option to move up to the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol with 148bhp or a 1.6-litre diesel with 114bhp. All engines will be available with either a five or six speed manual, with a seven speed DSG auto available on all but the 94bhp 1.0-litre entry level engine.
Starting with the entry level ‘S’ trim package which will be available from £16,595, customers will get 16in alloy wheels, LEAD headlamps, a leather steering wheel and height-adjustable steering wheel as standard. DAB radio, air con and a 6.5-inch infotainment display also come as standard.
Move up to the ‘SE’ Trim level from £18,580, you’ll also get cruise control, parking sensors, a larger 8” touchscreen display and a height adjustable passenger seat, in addition to the spec available on the ‘S’.
At the top of the range is the ‘SE-L’ that starts from £20,380. To pair up to Skoda’s new infotainment system, the SE-L is fitted with the beautiful new 9.2in touchscreen. Other features include climate control, keyless entry, start/stop, a digital head-up display and micro-suede upholstery. To make the SE-L stand out from the range, the car comes with 17in alloy wheels, LED rear lights and tinted windows.
Size wise, the five-seat Scala is 4362mm long, which means that it sits very slightly longer than the outgoing Rapid spaceback. The larger 2649mm wheelbase allows for more passenger legroom. Skoda advise that the Scala now has the largest boot capacity in the segment at 467 litres. The boot will also be accessible via an optional electric tailgate.
For those that enjoy a sporty performance, a sports chassis will be available that sits 15mm lower than the standard car. The package will also include four user-adjustable drive modes that will deliver better throttle and steering response.
Skoda advise that more information regarding performance and economy will be announced closer to its release date. Customers with orders can expect their Scala’s to be arriving in Summer 2019.