As the name suggests the brand is aiming high with the new SCALA: the word ‘SCALA’ comes from Latin and means ‘stairs’, ‘ladder’ or ‘scale’. By incorporating new technology, an emotive design, a high degree of functionality and state-of-the-art connectivity, the new SCALA is taking more than just one development step at a time – and is also setting new benchmarks in the compact segment. The SCALA is available with a selection of five engine variants featuring power outputs from 66 kW (90 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS), a high level of active and passive safety, as well as full LED headlights and tail lights. Added to this is plenty of space for luggage and passengers as well as a wealth of Simply Clever features – making it a true ŠKODA.
The SCALA’s headlights are narrow and tapered and, together with the striking upright radiator grille, the large air inlet positioned beneath it and the side Air Curtains, shape the compact model’s front.
Featuring a sporty, elegant design, the SCALA is packed with emotive appeal. Full LED headlights and tail lights as well as dynamic rear indicators add to the car’s striking appearance, as do the aerodynamically optimised alloy wheels measuring up to 18 inches and the twelve available body colours.
The SCALA’s new interior concept combines ergonomics and emotiveness with plenty of space, a plethora of storage compartments and the largest boot in the segment (467 l), which increases to 1,410 l with the split back seats folded down (60:40), and offers numerous Simply Clever features.
A wheelbase of 2,649 mm allows for a generous 73 mm of knee room in the rear and the 982 mm of rear headroom sets benchmarks in the segment.
On the redesigned dashboard, a character line echoes the lines of the bonnet and flows around the free-standing screen measuring up to 9.2 inches, which is positioned high up and in clear view of the driver.
In addition to LED headlights and tail lights as standard and up to nine airbags – with a driver knee airbag and, for the first time in the segment, optional side air bags in the rear – the SCALA offers numerous assistance systems that up until now could only be found in higher vehicle segments.
ŠKODA is offering the new SCALA with a choice of five modern turbocharged direct-injection engines, which all fulfil the strictest Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
You have a choice of three petrol engines with cylinder capacities of 1.0 or 1.5 l, a 1.6-litre diesel as well as a 1.0 G-TEC that is coming soon and is designed to run on eco-friendly natural gas (CNG).
In addition to the standard chassis, ŠKODA is offering the SCALA with a Rough-Road package, which provides greater ground clearance, as well as with Sport Chassis Control, which allows the driver to switch between two chassis settings at the touch of a button.