New Skoda Scala



Design

New sculptural shapes, dynamic elements and precise features lend the vehicle an emotive and authentic appearance with a strong identity of its own. As the first ŠKODA model, the new ŠKODA SCALA is characterized by the next development stage of the ŠKODA design language, which will be also present in all future ŠKODA models. The new SCALA is also the first ŠKODA production model in Europe to bear ‘ŠKODA’ in block lettering on the tailgate instead of the ŠKODA logo.

Exterior dimensions

New sculptural shapes, dynamic elements and precise features lend the vehicle an emotive and authentic appearance with a strong identity of its own. As the first ŠKODA model, the new ŠKODA SCALA is characterized by the next development stage of the ŠKODA design language, which will be also present in all future ŠKODA models. The new SCALA is also the first ŠKODA production model in Europe to bear ‘ŠKODA’ in block lettering on the tailgate instead of the ŠKODA logo.

Interior space

The new compact model measures 4,362 mm in length, is 1,793 mm wide, and 1,471 mm high. The long wheelbase of 2,649 mm gives the ŠKODA SCALA very good driving characteristics.

In terms of interior dimensions, the ŠKODA SCALA leaves nothing to be desired and is getting closer to the ŠKODA OCTAVIA. The kneeroom is 73 mm (73 mm for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA), elbow room in the rear is 1,425 mm (1,449 mm for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA) and head room in the rear is 982 mm (980 mm for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA). And in typical ŠKODA style, the ŠKODA SCALA has one of the largest boots in its segment with a capacity of 467 litres. With the rear seats folded down, the volume increases to 1,410 litres.

Engines and transmissions

The ŠKODA SCALA comes with a choice of five different engines, all of which comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. They include three petrol engines and one diesel, and later in 2019, an engine that runs on eco-friendly natural gas (CNG) will follow. All of the engines come with direct injection and a turbocharger as well as Stop/Start technology and brake energy recovery.

The 70-kW (95 PS) 1.0 TSI transmits its power via a manual 5-speed gearbox. The 85-kW (115 PS) 1.0 TSI is available with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard or with an automatic 7-speed DSG as an option. The ŠKODA SCALA’s top-of-the-range petrol engine is the 1.5 TSI. This four-cylinder engine generates 110 kW (150 PS) and comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard; a 7-speed DSG is also available as an option. All petrol engines are equipped with a particulate filter.

The four-cylinder 1.6 TDI with a power output of 85 kW (115 PS) produces 250 Nm of torque on the crankshaft; an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection as well as a diesel particulate filter come as standard. It also complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. The efficient diesel engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, and a 7-speed DSG is available as an option.

The 1.0 G-TEC is the environmentally friendly way to drive the new ŠKODA SCALA. The three-cylinder is primarily designed to run on natural gas (CNG), which results in less CO2 and NOx emissions than conventional fuels. After the filled natural gas is used up, the engine can also run on petrol. The latest version of the CNG engine delivers 66 kW (90 PS), which is transferred exclusively by a manual 6-speed gearbox.

SKODA Scala

State-of-the-art infotainment and connectivity

To complement the ŠKODA SCALA’s modern look, the latest digital technology is also integrated into the car. The ŠKODA SCALA is best in class in terms of display size. The customisable Virtual Cockpit for instance, available as an option, measures 10.25 inches and allows drivers to choose between five different views. The available infotainment systems, based on the latest-generation Modular Infotainment Matrix, come with a touchscreen measuring up to 9.2 inches that’s positioned high up on the instrument panel, in the driver’s immediate field of vision.

Thanks to a new generation of ŠKODA Connect mobile online services, passengers will have the option of locking and unlocking the car using their mobile phone and updating the software of the infotainment or maps ‘over the air’ – without the need to visit a dealership. All delivered ŠKODA SCALA cars are the first ŠKODAs to be always online thanks to a built-in eSIM: this provides a high-speed LTE internet connection with no need for an additional SIM card or tethered connection via a smartphone. As standard, this eSIM will support the functionality of Emergency Call and Proactive Service.


SKODA Scala
SKODA Scala

Simply clever

Other clever characteristics include the innovative optional full-LED headlights and tail lights. The new compact car is the first ŠKODA model to come with the rear dynamic indicator. Hidden beneath the rear bumper is an optional Simply Clever feature: an electrically retractable tow bar, which can be folded out using a button in the boot. Other features offered by the ŠKODA SCALA include the ŠKODA-typical umbrella compartment (incl. umbrella) in the driver’s door and the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap, as well as the optional electric tailgate incl. tip-to-close function.

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What the press think of the new Scala

SCALA made an outstanding first impression at the international press launch in Croatia, with journalists praising the design, space and price of the new car.

More than 20 members of the British motoring press got behind the wheel of the SCALA for the very first time – albeit left-hand drive vehicles with European specification.

The feedback was positive with many four-star reviews and some even awarding the SCALA 4.5 stars. See what they had to say below:

Auto Trader
“The level of space and practicality you get is super impressive. Luxury and safety kit are also generous, making this a great family car for those on a budget.” Watch the full review.

The Times
“The new SCALA is an altogether more upmarket proposition, and one that could genuinely tempt buyers away from more established rivals.” Read the full review.

Auto Express
“ŠKODA is yet to provide monthly finance rates on the SCALA but if they are anywhere near as the list price, it should be another family-car success story for the brand.” Read the full review.

What Car?
“Put simply, the SCALA has enough presence to stand out in this hotly contested class.” Read the full review.

Autocar
“In the tightly defined world of mass-produced cars, the SCALA is impressively. Read the full review.

ŠKODA SCALA SE

Trim highlights:

  • 8” touchscreen infotainment
  • SmartLink+
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors

ŠKODA SCALA SE L

Trim highlights over SE:

  • 17” Stratos alloy wheels
  • 9.2” touchscreen infotainment with satellite navigation
  • Virtual cockpit
  • Keyless entry with start/stop

Engines

UK customers will have a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines when the car is launched later this year, with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS. All engines come with turbocharging as well as direct injection and meet the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. They will be equipped with start-stop and brake energy recovery technology.

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