Since we introduced up this subject throughout our latest Scala article following its official unveiling, we figured we must always understand how nicely Skoda’s newest 5-door hatchback compares to the Audi A3 Sportback.
In fact, it goes with out saying that variations are to be anticipated in build-quality, efficiency and driving dynamics, as one of many two is VW Group’s flagship 5-door hatchback providing, whereas the opposite is extra budget-oriented.
The 2 VW Group fashions share the same silhouette, that of a condensed compact wagon, if you’ll, that is accentuated by a rear fourth window.
In comparison with the Audi specifically, you can also make a case for the marginally extra fashionable design for the Scala, though we would not say it is any higher than the A3 Sportback, whose styling is way much less detailed with fewer traces and creases within the general aesthetic. are damaged.
Apparently although, the wheelbase of the Scala is barely longer than that of the A3, at 2,649 mm (104.3 in) versus 2,637 mm (103.8 in). It additionally has a bigger trunk, with 467 liters (16.5 cu.ft) obtainable with a backseat. Audi? Simply 380 liters (13.4 cu.ft).
Then what does it imply? Would you take pleasure in extra practicality in Scala than in A3? It is exhausting to say, particularly as a result of people who find themselves actually excited by such a distinction in measurement and amount are normally greatest suited to higher section automobiles just like the mid-size. Merely put, if the Scala’s trunk capability actually excites you, we may argue that you really want one thing just like the Octavia Combi, which has a 610-liter (21.5 cu ft) trunk.
Total, in case you like the brand new koda’s triangular partial LED headlights (that are commonplace by the best way), or maybe its rear finish design, the place the glass blends in with the taillights, we completely perceive. Nevertheless, the current-gen A3 might be just about the identical, particularly within the S-Line trim.
With regards to these two fashions which inside it is best to select, it ought to go one thing like this: Do I need a extra fashionable wanting cabin with a extra superior infotainment system, a bigger 9.2-inch central show, LED ambient lighting methods, on-line companies and a ten.25-inch digital cockpit display? Or ought to I’m going for the Audi, which has a big digital gauge cluster at 12.3-inches however a a lot smaller infotainment show.
By way of driver help methods, there is not a lot between them. The Scala Metropolis comes with Emergency Brake System as commonplace with Lane Help and Entrance Help, whereas Aspect Help, Adaptive Cruise Management and Park Help are non-obligatory extras. Within the meantime, you may also get an A3 with Adaptive Cruise Management to go together with the Pre-Sense system, Aspect Help and Park Help – although most of those choices might be expensive.
As for the general high quality, you possibly can see that the inside of the A3 has extra leather-based with distinction stitching on the perimeters of the middle console, door panels and we will wager that it additionally has prime quality plastic and inserts. We’ve not pushed the Scala but (clearly), however a number of run-ins with the A3 have taught us that it is a severely well-built automobile – regardless of Mercedes’ all-new A-Class, arguably nonetheless Greatest in school.
European patrons solely want to attend till the primary half of 2019 to see the Scala in dealerships, and if Skoda is taking its worth anyplace close to the place the Octavia is correct now, it could possibly be round 5,000 euros ($5,700) cheaper may. -Degree A3 Sportback in markets like Germany. Nevertheless, in some Jap European nations the value distinction might be even higher.