Skoda has announced UK prices and specifications for the all-new Scala hatchback. Skoda’s new family hatchback is set to arrive in the UK this summer.
Scala is a more ‘conventional’ family hatchback then Skoda’s current offering – the Octavia. It will go head-to-head with the likes of Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. It should do well too, thanks to a striking design, vastly-improved infotainment systems and safety innovations.
Priced from just £16,595 OTR the Scala is the first Skoda to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s advanced MQB A0 platform. In true Skoda fashion, the new Scala is defined by its intelligent and practical interior design that delivers exceptional levels of passenger and load space.
Three engine options will be available to customers from launch. A 95PS petrol engine will follow later. The engine range consists of a 1.0 TSI petrol with 115PS and a 1.5 TSI engine with 150PS. The Scala’s diesel option is a 1.6 TDI that generates 115PS. All engines at launch are available with an optional seven-speed DSG transmission.
The range consists of three familiar trim grades; S, SE and SE L, with all three offering high levels of standard specification. Despite its status as the ‘entry-level’ model, the S is fitted 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 features front head and side airbags, Front assist, Lane assist, Speed limiter and Emergency call with proactive services.
The mid-range SE model is priced from £18,580 and 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.
Priced from £20,380 OTR, the range-topping SE L adds even more equipment and delivers one of the most comprehensive specification lists in the sector.
It includes Skoda’s new Amundsen infotainment system with 9.2-inch glass touchscreen, digital cockpit, climate control air conditioning, keyless entry with start/stop and a colour multi-function 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.
The new Scala is positioned between the recently updated Fabia and Octavia models in Skoda’s new-look range.
Thanks to its long wheelbase of 2,649 mm, the Scala offers sector-best levels of rear headroom. Its boot capacity of 467 litres (extendable to 1,410 litres with the rear seats folded) is also the most accommodating in the sector.
The new Scala will open for order in May, with first deliveries expected in the summer. Keep your eyes on the Skoda website for more.