New 2019 Skoda Scala debuts with plenty of technology

It’s the first Skoda to be underpinned by the VW MQB A0 platform

Skoda has officially unveiled the new Scala, a compact hatchback that will be looking to rival its German cousin, the Volkswagen Golf.

The new Scala wears a first sample of Skoda’s new design language which includes the Skoda lettering on the tailgate (we’ve seen that on the new Ford Focus as well) as well as interior styling cues inspired by the VISION RS concept.

Skoda says the new Scala engine range comprises three 1-liter and 1.5-liter TSI petrol engines as well as a 1.6-liter TDI diesel unit.

Power and torque outputs range from 70 to 110 kW (95 to 150 PS) and 145 to 250 Nm. Later on, Skoda will introduce a 1-liter G-TEC CNG-powered unit making 66 kW (90 PS).

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.

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

Among the standard offer of safety features we encounter the likes of adaptive cruise control, park assist, lane assist and front assist with city emergency brake. Side Assist comes as an optional feature.

Visually, the new Scala can sit on 15- or 16-inch steel wheels, but high-spec models get aero-optimised 16- to 18-inch wheels. The latter offering comes to complement the 0.29 aerodynamic coefficient instilled into the new Scala’s bodywork.

Skoda also mentions that boot space rises to 467 liters, which is the most generous in the segment.

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