Skoda Scala, The Mighty Little Hatchback With Big Hopes & Dreams
This is the replacement for the Skoda Fabia. Think of the Scala as a slightly bigger and wider Fabia, rebranded as the Scala. It’s Priced from £16,595 OTR and is the first Skoda to be based on the MQB A0 platform. Three engine options will be available to customers from launch (two petrol and one diesel) with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS, while a 95PS petrol engine arrives later in the summer. The petrol range consists of two 1.0 TSI units with 95PS and 115PS and a 1.5 TSI engine with 150PS. The Scala’s diesel option is a 1.6 TDI unit that generates 115PS.
All engines, with the exception of the 1.0 TSI 95PS unit 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.
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.
Priced from £20,380 OTR, the range-topping Skoda Scala SE L adds even more equipment as one would expect. 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 multifunction trip computer.
The new Skoda Scala will open for order in May, with first deliveries expected in the summer. Further information relating to performance and economy will be announced in due course.