Skoda introduces its new compact sedan: the Scala, In June 2019, it will take over the Skoda Rapid Spaceback, which was launched in 2012 and redesigned in 2017.
A "small" technical platform
In addition to the name change and a template that extended from 4.30 m to 4.36 m, this is a profound change. It's technical in the first place. In fact, the Skoda Scala is based on the modular platform MQB A0, which is shared in the Volkswagen Group by many models of the lower segment, that of multipurpose sedans. It is an industrial logic similar to that of Citroën, whose future C4 (2020) will use the next Peugeot 208 (2019) CMP platform.
"Skoda Scala relies on the technical platform MQB A0 from Volkswagen Polo"
The Skoda Scala therefore has the same technical fundamentals as the Skoda Scala Volkswagen Polo, Seat Ibiza and new Audi A1 Sportbackand the urban SUVs Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-cross, The Skoda engineers passed the group's "small" platform to the limit and gave La Scala a 2.65-meter-long wheelbase almost identical to that of its sister, the Skoda Octavia. A basis that can reduce manufacturing costs without sacrificing the volume advantages of the Czech brand.
Skoda announces a trunk volume of 467 l under the tablet in five-seater configuration. For comparison: a Volkswagen Golf is only 380 l, because it is 12 cm shorter. The load compartment of La Scala reaches 1,410 l when the seat is folded down, A maximum carrying capacity lies in the middle between that of the Golf sedan (1,270 l) and that of the SW Golf (1,620 l).
A new style
Inspired by the concept car Skoda Vision RS, which was presented at the Mondial de l & # 39; Auto in Paris in October 2018, the Skoda Scala style brings modernity. Obviously, the lines are smarter and the production model looks necessarily boring than the prototype of the living room. However, the progress towards Skoda Rapid Spaceback is clear, the Scala is much more dynamic and rewarding.
The trapezoid projectors follow an enlarged grid. The muzzle of this Skoda Scala with misconceptions of BMW … Josef Kaban, former design director of the Czech brand, dominates the proud coincidence BMW,
Had he had anything against it at the time of Scala's design in Munich?
This high standard is also reflected in details such full LED headlights and flashing backward scroll, The docking between bonnet and fender also adopts the principle of the Skoda Superb, the flagship of the series. A process that is also found in the Audi TT and Audi A4. To get recognition, the Skoda logo has been replaced with labels on the tailgate.
Note that the latter offers two variants. The first is classic with sheet metal between the lights, the second offers a glazing that goes down to the flap and looks at the license plate. It is accompanied by a large panoramic roof that remains solid. This ensures continuity with the electricity Skoda Rapid Spaceback which already suggested these two possibilities. It is also likely that the Skoda Scala sold in France offers only the second configuration.
Welcome on board
Skoda put the package on the interior of her Scala. The dashboard is proof of that, with the highlight of a large panoramic touchscreen at the top of the center console. It contrasts with a horizontal strip of light wood of the most beautiful effect. High-tech devices have a diagonal of 9.2 inches (23.36 cm) on most high-end versions. The entry size is 16.51 cm. An 8-inch screen will equip the inter-equipments.
To stay in the digital world, the instrument uses a 10.25 inch (26 cm) digital panel. these Virtual cockpit is optional. In addition to digital equipment, Skoda focused on the presentation. theLED mood lighting Two colors and soft-touch materials contribute to this. The qualitative jump compared to the Rapid Spaceback is obvious and this progress is also visible in comparison to upper-class models like the Skoda Octavia. Those who have complained about austerity on board Skoda will get their money's worth in La Scala!
Five engines from 90 to 150 hp
the Concept car Skoda Vision RS promised a hybrid engine that combined a 1.5 TSI engine with an electric motor with a total output of 245 hp. The range of the Skoda Scala will be more classic, limited to thermal versions and contains no RS declination. The trailer hitch of the concept car is in turn by the Skoda Superb rechargeable hybrid at the time of the redesign of the model in spring 2019.
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But back to the Scala. The engine range is arranged around a petrol block 1.0 TSI with three cylinders, which decreased in versions of 95 and 115 HP. The 1.5 TSI makes 150 hp and has the shutdown system of two of its four cylinders. A 1.6-liter TDI diesel engine with 115 hp is also on the program. In the course of 2019, a natural gas-powered variant will use the 90 PS engine with 1.0 TSI.
The engines of the Skoda Scala
|engine||Number of cylinders||Performance (ch)||Pair (Nm)||transmission|
|115||200||BVM6 / DSG7 *|
|1.5 TSI||4||150||250||BVM6 / DSG7 *|
|1.6 TDI||4||115||250||BVM6 / DSG7 *|
The driving aids of the Skoda Scala are as follows: Side Assit Detecting the vehicle coming from behind (70 m), then in the blind spot (20 m), Lane Assist what helps to stay on the trail of traffic, Front Assist including automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection andadaptive speed controller operates up to 210 km / h. Optionally, the rear camera is coupled with the parking assistant. Finally, the Skoda Scala will be able to in the safety chapter nine airbags,
Skoda Scala Review
Skoda has checked his copy and supplies the competition with a well-armed Scala. Bigger, more habitable it is on the page in the high-tech chapter. If the prices are not yet known, the Czech brand should not be too heavy. La Scala is a logical addition to the Volkswagen Golf Access versions and a credible and reasonable alternative to compact SUVs. She just has to make a name for herself. Skoda Scala sounds pretty good, right?