Skoda Scala: the Czech Seat Leon uncovered
The Skoda Scala has been completely unveiled and you can safely say that it is not a simple substitute for Spaceback. This is a serious attempt to make things difficult for other cars in the C segment such as the Seat Leon, the Ford Focus or the Peugeot 308.
So that you get an idea how is the Skoda Scala before it reaches the street , we are talking about a car almost as big as the Volkswagen Golf. Its 4,362 meters long and 1,793 meters wide make it a little shorter and narrower than this one. However, its wheelbase is larger (2,649 meters) and somewhat higher (1,471 meters).
A compact with the philosophy of Skoda
Those somewhat more compact measures are not they notice in the interior, since the Scala has interior habitability levels almost at the height of the Skoda Octavia. In addition, its trunk is one of the largest in the segment , with a load capacity of 467 liters with all seats or 1,410 liters with the second row down.
The Skoda Scala design
The Scala is the first Skoda model based on the MQB A0 platform of the Volkswagen Group. He is also the first to show what the next design stage of the Czech brand will be like. Among the details that stand out most in the Scala are the triangular headlights, its third side windows of large size or the rear window extended over the gate, the same style that the Spaceback wore.
In the interior it is also appreciate the new approach. It has a new instrumentation and a floating touch screen that goes from 6.5 inches to 9.2. Like the Seat Ibiza and the Arona, the Scala can mount the Digital Cockpit control panel. Replacing conventional watches with a 10.25-inch high-definition screen.
The passenger compartment is made with a new generation of soft materials . Among them are the soft foam surface and the optional Suedia microfiber upholstery. It is also available with LED environmental lighting with two available colors, in the same style as the Karoq.
Motors and Scala change
At its launch, the Scala can be chosen with only five engines. In gasoline you will have three options : two with the 1.0-liter TSI block and three cylinders with 95 HP or 115 HP, and one with the 1.5-liter TSI and four-cylinder with 150 HP.
The only diesel version that it will have is the 1.6-liter TDI with 115 HP and 250 Nm of maximum torque. And as a finishing touch, a G-Tec unit of 1.0 liters and 90 HP that runs on natural gas ( GNC ). Options for the gearbox include two five-speed and six-speed manual and one DSG dual-clutch automatic with seven gears.If you want to know the next movements of Skoda , do not miss the article: The Skoda electric offensive: A new SUV Coupé and the Felicia E for 2020.