In November 2018, we were teased with images of the new Skoda Scala. Since then everything went quiet until the start of January. As the year was just beginning, we were treated to the official unveiling of the Scala and we weren’t disappointed.
The latest addition to the Skoda range was unveiled during a live stream event held in Tel Aviv.
The first thing that stood out was the reveal of the new Skoda branding across the rear of the vehicle as part of the next phase of Skoda’s emotive design journey.
The latest family hatchback will definitely be packing a punch performance wise. There is a choice of either a 1.0 litre or 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine. There is also a 1.6 litre TDI diesel engine option and all can produce power outputs ranging from 70 to 110kW. In the latter part of 2019, there will also be a 1.0 G-TEC option that is designed to run on environmentally friendly natural gas.
The Scala will also have a range of alloys (up to 18-inches) to create dynamic accents along with the unique extended rear window that is available in the Emotion package. Additional features include LED headlights and Tail lights as standard with full LED version as an option and dynamic rear indicators (a first for a Skoda car).
There are a ton of safety features incorporated within the Scala including side assistance, blind spot detects, adaptive cruise control and up to nine airbags. All of which is wrapped within an interior design based on the Vision RS concept that combines ergonomics and generous space design.
The virtual cockpit features a 10.25-inch display and is part of the third generation of the modular infotainment matrix. The main touchscreen has been positioned into a comfortable position that is high enough for the driver but also aligns with the interior ergonomics and curves.
The Scala will be one of the first Skoda’s that will be able to update over the air thanks to the always online built-in e-SIM with LTE connection.
For those who like to drive something a bit sporty, there is the additional option of having Sports Chassis Control fitted allowing for the ability to switch between normal driving and Sports modes.
We have to say the Scala really does look like great and certainly stands out in a crowd. There is no official release date as of yet.
However, do contact our sales teams who can keep you up to date on the Scala’s official launch in 2019