Order books for the all-new Skoda Scala are now open. Skoda says the new hatchback “showcases a dramatic evolution of the brand’s design language, introduces a host of comfort and safety technologies, and delivers sector-best rear passenger space and practicality”.
The new Scala range will arrive in the UK in the summer and standard equipment includes LED headlights, alloy wheels and air-conditioning on all models in the range.
Skoda says its designers have fully maximised cabin space and as a result, the Scala is claimed to offer best-in-class rear headroom and a vast 467 litre boot (extendable to 1,410 litres with the rear seats folded).
Customers can choose from three engine options (two petrol and one diesel) with power outputs ranging from 113 bhp to 148 bhp. The petrol range consists of one 1.0 TSI unit with 113 bhp and a 1.5 TSI engine with 148 bhp. A third petrol unit developing 94 bhp will be added to the line-up later this year. The Scala’s diesel option is a 1.6 TDI unit that generates 113 bhp. All engines, with the exception of the 1.0 TSI 94 bhp, which is available later this year, are available with an optional seven-speed DSG transmission.
The S model comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, leather steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever and a height adjustable driver’s seat. Customers opting for S model also get air-conditioning, DAB digital radio, front and rear electric windows and Swing infotainment system with 6.5-inch screen. In terms of safety equipment, the S model, which joins the range later in the Summer, features front head and side airbags, Front assist, Lane assist, Speed limiter and Emergency call with proactive services.
The mid-range SE model adds a host of additional features including cruise control, rear parking sensors, Bolero infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen, integrated umbrella, and height adjustable passenger seat.
The range-topping SE L includes Skoda’s new Amundsen infotainment system with 9.2-inch glass touchscreen, Virtual Cockpit, climate control air conditioning, keyless entry with start/stop and a colour multifunction trip computer. The exterior design features 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED rear lights, dynamic indicators and privacy glass on the rear windows. Inside, the seats are finished with silver Microsuede trims and chrome details on the dashboard, door panelling, gear and handbrake lever.
A wide range of options allow Scala buyers to tailor the specification of their car to match their requirements. The list includes a panoramic glass roof (£925 inc VAT), electrically operated boot (£400 inc VAT) and Sport chassis control with drive mode select (£495 inc VAT – SE L only). A range of alloy wheels up to 18-inch are also available, while customers can choose from 12 colour options.