New Skoda Scala Unveiled - Will It Come To India?

09 December, 2018, 00:10 | Author: Regina Silva
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Skoda Scala 2019 looks much brighter and more interesting predecessor.

The preview images suggest the Scala will be more upmarket than the budget-focused Rapid, with more soft-touch materials in the cabin and the choice of decorative trims for the dashboard and centre console. Wheel sizes will range from comfort-orientated 15-inch steels and grow to the sporty, low profile 18-inch alloys.

"It is an all-new model that sets benchmarks within its segment in terms of technology, safety and design", says Skoda CEO Bernhard Meier. This is electrically unlocked at the push of a button in the boot. After all, it certainly needs to have more pizzazz in order to go up against the hugely popular Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, and SEAT Leon, not to mention increasingly more successful models from South Korea such as the Kia Ceed and the Hyundai i30. Interestingly, Skoda claims that the Scala has similar rear interior space to the Octavia. That's due to a long 2,649mm wheelbase while the vehicle itself is 4,362mm in length, 1,793mm wide and 1,471mm tall.

On the tech front, the new Skoda Scala offers LED headlights and taillights as standard, the Virtual Cockpit setup wrapped around a 10.25-inch display and infotainment systems with screen sizes ranging from 6.5 inches to 9.2 inches.

The International-spec Skoda Scala will be powered by four engine options - two 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel unit. Skoda also tells us that the Scala has the longest interior in its class, and a class-leading 467 litre boot, which grows to 1410 litre when the rear seats are folded down.

This is the new Skoda Scala

A new model of the Czech brand was the largest digital collection tubes in its class, built-in Internet, as well as a range of petrol and diesel turbo engine.

The new model is based on Volkswagen Group's ubiquitous MQB platform and it has grown in all dimensions, including length (4362mm, +58mm) width (1793mm, +87mm), height (1471mm, +12mm) and wheelbase (2649mm, +47mm). The base setup is a 95 HP 1.0 TSI with a 5-speed manual, followed by the 115 HP version of the same engine and the 150 HP 1.5 TSI, both available with a 7-speed DSG. A more powerful 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor with 148bhp will round off the petrol line-up.

Three different trim levels - S, SE and SE L - will be on offer in some markets, all of which will get a number of driver assist systems as standard, including autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist.

The compact auto, a replacement for the Rapid, is the first Skoda based on Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 platform.

Safety-wise, Skoda can fit the Scala with up to nine airbags, including a driver knee airbag and optional rear side airbags.

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