In the Czech brand’s range Skoda Scala is sitting between the Skoda Fabia and Skoda Octavia.
If we look at the styling we can say that Scala derived from that of the Vision RS concept. The nose wears the latest evolution of the Skoda grille. The most notable feature at the back end is the new, spelt- out Skoda name. This is stretched across the tailgate, and should the customer choose the optional glass extension.
The Scala is based on the smallest version of the VW Group’s MQB platform, called A0. Skoda says the Scala paves the way for a fresh design language we’ll be seeing more of in the years to come. The top-of-the-range 1.5 TSI engine enables the Škoda Scala to deliver 110 kW (150 PS) and achieve maximum torque of 250 Nm.
With a new character, new technology and a new name, the Škoda Scala completely redefines the compact car segment for the Czech brand and not only. The 16 inch Hoedus, 17-inch Propus and 18-inch Vega Aero wheels are new to the line-up. All three come in gloss black and have been aerodynamically optimised to make the car more streamlined.
There will be four engines to choose from at launch. The core of the line-up will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol motor, offered with either 94bhp or 114bhp. There is also a more powerful 148bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit and a 1.6-litre diesel delivering 114bhp.
Safety and new assistance systems
Numerous passive safety systems and assistance systems that were previously only available in higher segments make the new Škoda Scala one of the safest vehicles in the compact car segment. As a first in its segment, the Scala is equipped with LED technology for the headlights and tail lights as standard, with a full-LED version available as an option.
Skoda Scala is the first in its segment to come equipped with innovative LED technology for the dipped beam and daytime running lights as well as for the tail, brake and rear fog lights as standard. There is an optional full-LED version.
Other features include 3D navigation, a 64-GB SSD hard drive used for maps, Internet access and an optional Wi-Fi hotspot.
New modular infotainment systems, Side Assist warns the driver of vehicles approaching from behind up to 70 m away, Lane Assist and Front Assist with City Emergency Brake as standard, Always online thanks to the new Škoda Connect generation including new Infotainment Apps, Remote access, online navigation and voice recognition
Skoda Scala Trim levels
- 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 94bhp
- 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 114bhp
- 1.5-litre four-cylinder with 148bhp
- 1.6-litre diesel delivering 114bhp
Skoda Scala Price
It’s due on sale in 2019 priced from around £16,500. (18,200 euro)
Skoda Scala is over 10cm longer than a Golf – but a full 30cm shorter than the Octavia.
- Length: 4,3 m (203.8 in)
- Width 1,8 m (70 in)
- Height: 1.5m (59 in)
- Wheelbase: 2,65m (104,3 in)
- Trunk volume: 415 l (25325 cu in)
- Top speed: 134mph (est)
- Braking: 0-62mph – 7.9sec
- Consumption MPG Combined 4,0 – 4,9
- CO2 Emissions 103-108 (
- 16 inch Hoedus, 17-inch Propus and 18-inch Vega Aero wheels
- 6.5-inch to 9.2-inch Display
- 10.25-inch fully-digital optional
Pros – Cool facts
Spacious internal cabin with decent leg and head space. The exterior appearance is quite attractive. The engine performance is impressive. The car has predictable handling and ride quality.
The cost is higher than others. Safety standards can be improved. Diesel engine doesn’t get the option of an automatic transmission.
Pictures Skoda Scala 2019
2019 Skoda Scala blue side view