A long series of teasers that the company Skoda has attracted the audience to the new model, ended the official premiere of the hatchback Scala: it took place at a special event in tel Aviv.
The new car formally replaces the hatchback B-class Rapid Spaceback, but actually occupies a new niche in the Golf class: its competitors are Peugeot 308, Ford Focus and Opel Astra. Since the size of the Scala is clearly superior and the rapid Spaceback, and Volkswagen Golf seventh generation. It is longer than the Golf by 107 millimeters (4362 mm), 6 mm narrower (1793 mm), while wheelbase is larger by 12 millimeters (2649 mm).
Thus the interior of the Rock is not inferior to Octavia in space. The trunk, of course, more modest — but its volume is more than Spacebee and Golf. According to official measurements, the volume is 467 litres. And if you fold rear sofa, he reaches 1410 liters.
The latter basically repeats the concept car Vision RS. Skoda Scala — the first work of the new chief designer of the brand Oliver Stefanie. However, the appearance is solved in the usual Skoda spirit — draw attention to themselves unless aggressively tapered headlights and large taillights with interesting internal graphics.
But the interior is executed in a completely new style. Inside sverhekonomichny the contours of the front panel with wide color overlay and sticking out of her tablet multimedia system. There are three options screen: 6,5, 8 or 9.2 inch. The vents of the ventilation system moved down, following the example of other new cars of the Volkswagen group (for example, the sixth generation Polo).
In the list of options — dual zone climate control, virtual flap, fully led optics, adaptive cruise control, panoramic roof. The security system includes nine air bags, including side for second-row passengers.
Although Scala and belongs to the same class C as the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia, it is based on different, more simple platform — “mini” MQB-A0 from the new Volkswagen Polo is more advanced MQB. Its design incorporated only semi-dependent rear suspension and drive — only the front.
Skoda Scala will have four options powertrains. This three-cylinder turbo engine 1.0 TSI in two power grades (95 and 115 HP) four-cylinder engine 1.5 TSI (150 HP) and 115-horsepower diesel 1.6 TDI (115 HP). Junior motor combined with five-speed manual transmission, and the rest — with a six-speed “mechanics” or seven-step “robot” DSG. In addition, in some markets will offer a gas version with the motor 1.0 G-Tec power 90 strength.
Production of the new hatchback is deployed at the plant in mladá Boleslav, sales in Europe start in the first half of 2019.