Built to replace the Rapid Spaceback, the brand-new Scala is a refined, more spacious development of the VW Golf. If you were to park the two cars together side by side, the wheelbase of the new Scala would sit three centimetres longer than that of its German cousin. This increase in size translates into a 10-centimetre increase from the far ends of the front and rear bumpers. This added length allows for a boot that is 87 litres bigger than the Golf’s and a more spacious interior for the passengers. The Scala retains the compact width of the Golf, matching it’s 1.79 metres.
The Scala will be available with a 115ps 1.6 TDi diesel engine as well as a 1.0 TSI petrol available with either 95 or 115ps. Available at the top of the range is a more powerful 150ps 1.5 TSI engine with active cylinder deactivation technology which will help save fuel.
All engines available with the Scala, bar the entry level engine, will be paired up to a 6-speed manual gearbox. For those looking for the easier automatic option, a 7-speed DSG will be available.
The stunning new Scala will be available to see up-close and personal in January at the Brussels Motor Show, with deliveries expected to land by mid-2019.