After a imprecise teaser picture was launched, Skoda has higher revealed its Scala hatchback in camouflage in addition to a number of key particulars.
Though the camo paint scheme makes it tough to get an correct impression of the Scala’s exterior, the design appears to have been pinched by Skoda’s Imaginative and prescient RS idea, which was revealed on the Paris Motor Present earlier this month. , if a bit toned down.
We now have affirmation that the Czech small automobile will arrive in Australia someday earlier than the top of subsequent 12 months, though native pricing and specs are nonetheless open to hypothesis.
What is understood for positive is the upcoming Scala sits on VW Group’s MQB platform which can also be used for high-volume passenger automobiles such because the Golf, Passat and Octavia.
Boot capability ranges from 467-1410 liters relying on seat place, with general dimensions confirmed as 4362 mm lengthy, 17892 mm vast, 1471 mm excessive and 2649 mm wheelbase.
Globally, the Scala can be provided with a number of petrol and one diesel powertrains, with the previous together with a 70kW 1.0-litre turbocharged unit with a five-speed handbook or the identical engine because the 85kW one with a six-speed handbook. Or a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
A heated variant can have a 110kW 1.5-litre petrol engine, whereas an 85kW diesel set-up can be obtainable in Europe; Elective with each six- and seven-speed transmissions.
As at all times, it’s anticipated that the Australian wing of Skoda is not going to import all engine choices, and can most likely go for the highest-performance 1.5-litre petrol engine, given the native patrons’ desire for energy.
The Scala will even be provided with a ‘Sport Chassis’ suspension set-up, which provides a selection of Regular and Sport driving modes, lowers the car by 15 mm and sports activities valve-adjustable shock absorbers for higher dealing with.
Tech-wise, Scala will provide a ten.25-inch digital cockpit instrument cluster in addition to a 9.2-inch multimedia system, and full LED head- and tail-lights can be obtainable as an choice.
Notably, Scala positive aspects plenty of lively security programs, together with ‘multi-collision brake’, which stops the automobile from transferring after a crash, and an emergency name characteristic which then dispatches for help.
As well as, there’s a new ‘Crew Defend Help’ know-how on-board that robotically closes the window in case of an accident.