Skoda Scala RS Hot Hatch Is Possible, Here’s How It Might Look Like

With the all-new Scala, Skoda has stepped into the future, as this is the brand’s first car that sits on the MQB A0 architecture of the Volkswagen Group.

It replaces the Rapid, slots between the Fabia and Octavia, and offers a generous interior and a very satisfying boot capacity, which is one of the best in the compact segment.

Rivaling the likes of the Ford Focus, Opel/Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 308 and Renault Megane, the Scala will go on sale soon with a choice of five engines, including three petrol burners, one diesel and one that runs on CNG.

Also Read: How Does Skoda’s New Scala Stack Against The Audi A3?

Opting for the most powerful mill will get users 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW), from the turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder TSI. No specs were announced yet, but this variant’s performance should be more than adequate.

Now, Skoda previewed the Scala with the Vision RS, a plug-in hybrid concept with a total output of 245 PS (242 hp / 180 kW), from a 1.5-liter TSI and an electric motor. So, does this mean that we might see this recipe being used in a possible hot hatch version of the car?

Anything’s possible, as Skoda rolls out an RS version of nearly all its models. Moreover, a potential Scala RS (vRS in UK) might be a more affordable and less powerful alternative to the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Giving us a look of how it might look like, artist AksyonovNikita has already imagined such a model. It has a beefed-up exterior design, new wheels and black accents over a red exterior finish that give it a Monte Carlo vibe.

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  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Glorified Golf GTi

    • Bash

      True that.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      More like a Polo.
      Different platform?

      • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

        The Scala is around the same size as a Volkswagen Golf and SEAT Leon.

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Yes but it uses the Polo/Ibiza platform.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            Here was me thinking it used Volkswagen’s MQB scalable platform, which everything from the Polo to the Arteon uses. It must be slightly larger than the current Polo, if journalists are claiming it to be a rival for VW Golf and the dreary Ford Focus?

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            I Just read “The five-door Scala will be the first Skoda car to use the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform, which is already used on models such as the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen T-Roc. ” and thought it was meant to be a size smaller with perhaps longer overhangs?

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