Skoda Australia has announced pricing and specification for its all-new Scala, which is scheduled to hit reach Australian shores in June.
Originally scheduled earlier this year, the Scala’s launch date was pushed back slightly due to supply constraints relating to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Skoda Scala hatchback replaces the Skoda Rapid within the Czech carmaker’s Australian line-up and will likely be a rival to Ford Focus and similar cars.
Three variants of the Scala will be offered at the time of launch: the Skoda Scala 110TSI, Skoda Scala Monte Carlo and Skoda Scala Launch Edition.
With the impending arrival of the Skoda Scala in 2020, let’s have a look at some reason why you should consider buying one.
The entry-level model Scala 110TSI is priced from $26,990 drive away with a manual transmission and $2000 more with a seven-speed DSG auto. You can see the value when you take into account its practicality, spaciousness, and being packed full features and technology.
Inside, the Skoda Scala feels roomy for car of its size. Rear passenger space is really good, affording generous leg, head as well as foot room.
The front door pockets are a nice size. There’s also a decent-sized glovebox, a large drawer under the front seats, a small cubby in front of the gearlever (for your phone or keys), and a sunglasses holder above the rear-view mirror.
The boot is a nice, square shape with a big capacity at 467 litres, increasing to 1,140 litres with the rear seats folded down. The boot floor can also be adjusted, allowing for an extra storage compartment should you need it.
- Packed with technology and other features
The Scala 110TSI comes loaded with standard features.
On the exterior there are Fog lights and Exterior mirrors with auto-dimming and power-folding/adjustable/heated.
Inside, you will find technology such as the Virtual Cockpit (digital dash display), a Multifunction leather sports steering wheel with controls for Radio and Telephone, a BOLERO (8.0-inch) Infotainment unit with SmartLink (for Apple and Android smartphone connectivity), Bluetooth and Voice control capabilities, Front and rear USB charging ports, Wireless charging pad.
For safety, the Scala comes equipped with seven airbags, along with a whole suite of active and passive driver assist systems such as a Reversing camera, Rear parking sensors, Adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist, Hill hold control, Fatigue detection
In the clever boot design you will get nets for securing cargo items, shopping bag hooks, a 12-volt socket in the boot, and an automated tailgate.
- Solid driving experience
All the Skoda Scala variants share the same 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder. It offers a solid drive, with good refinement and fuel economy. There is also an optional Adaptive suspension in inter
As you can see there are many things to like about the Skoda Scala, so if any this has got you interested, contact your local Perth Skoda dealer for more information or enquire about booking a test drive for when they finally arrive.
Jim Lewis is worked as a Cadillac sales for several dealerships over many years. He is currently managing car dealerships, luxury cars and auto dealers Huntsville AL. He enjoys writing about brand’s vehicles and upcoming projects.