Skoda Unveils New Premium Hatch – Scala

Skoda Unveils New Premium Hatch – Scala

Skoda Auto has unveiled their latest market offering, a premium hatchback, Scala in Israel. Skoda has built the Scala on the MQB-A0 platform and has made it significantly bigger than the Fabia hatchback. The Skoda Scala will compete internationally with products such as the VW Golf, Ford Focus and the Honda Civic.

The new model, Scala, stands at 4,362 mm long, 1,793 mm wide and 1,471 mm tall. The hatchback’s wheelbase measures 2,649 mm. Boot space on the new Scala measures 487 litres. To look at the Skoda Scala has a design that holds clear resemblance to other Skoda models. The Scala sports prominent character lines on the sides and has an angular front fascia. The rear sports a more curvy design with the Skoda emblem being replaced by lettering on the boot lid. Skoda has claimed their Vision RS concept has been used to draw inspiration for the design of the Scala.

On the inside Skoda is offering a floating touch screen infotainment unit, the interiors have been adorned with multiple materials and the dashboard features slim AC vents. Skoda will be offering five different engine options globally on the new Scala, these will include thee petrol powertrains, one diesel unit and one CNG unit. The petrol motors will vary from a 1.0 litre engine to a 1.5 litre engine. The diesel will come in the form of  a 1.6 litre TDI unit while the CNG powered variant features a 1.0 litre unit. The petrol engines will be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission while others will get a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.

Features offered on the new Scala include LED headlamps, tail lamps, ambient lighting, nine airbags, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, emergency braking, adaptive suspension settings, panoramic sunroof, eight speaker sound system, wireless smartphone charging, 64 GB internal SSD storage, WiFi, Sat Nav and more.

Skoda plans to introduce the Scala in global markets by the first half of 2019. India may also get the Scala, if so, the hatchback is likely to sit between the Fabia and Octavia.