UK’s Skoda Scala Priced From £16,595, Or £2,400 Less Than The Base Golf

The United Kingdom is one of the first European markets to announce prices for the all-new Skoda Scala compact hatchback.

The Golf-sized five-door hatch starts at £16,595 (about €19,400), making it £2,400 cheaper than the base five-door VW Golf S 1.0 TSI.

The Scala UK lineup is divided into three trim levels: S, SE, and SE L. For £16,595 OTR, the base Scala S offers decent standard equipment including 16-inch alloys, LED headlights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and handbrake lever, height adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, power windows, DAB digital radio and Swing infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen. Standard safety kit includes front head and side airbags, Front Assist, Lane Assist, Speed Limiter, and Emergency call with proactive services.

The mid-range Scala SE starts at £18,580 (€21,725) and adds features such as cruise control, rear parking sensors, 8-inch touchscreen Bolero infotainment system, height adjustable passenger seat, and an integrated umbrella.

Priced from £20,380 (€23,830), the range-topping SE L sports an Amundsen infotainment system with a 9.2-inch glass touchscreen, digital cockpit, automatic climate control, keyless entry with start/stop button, color multifunction trip computer, silver Microsuede seat trim, as well as chrome accents on the dashboard, door panels, gear and handbrake lever.

On the outside, the top-of-the-line model comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED rear lights, dynamic indicators, and tinted rear windows.

The first Skoda based on VW Group’s MQB A0 platform will offer three engine choices from launch (two petrol and one diesel), with outputs ranging from 115 PS (113 hp) to 150 PS (148 hp). An entry-level 1.0 TSI 95 PS (94 hp) petrol engine will arrive later in the summer for the S trim level.

The petrol lineup consists of a turbocharged 1.0 TSI three-cylinder with either 95 PS (94 hp) or 115 PS (113 hp) and a 1.5 TSI turbo-four with 150 PS (148 hp). The only diesel unit on offer is a 1.6 TDI four-cylinder rated at 115 PS (113 hp). Transmission choices include five- and six-speed manual units as well as a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch that is optional for all engines except the 1.0 TSI 95 PS.

UK customers will be able to place orders for the Skoda Scala from May, with deliveries starting in the summer.


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  • Giannis Antypas

    Not cheap.
    Polo platform which does not set the benchmark nagainst the current Golf platform.
    Mediocre iitself, inferior to the current Golf in every aspect.

    • StrangerGP

      Calling it ugly is subjective, I think it’s one of the best looking models Skoda has revealed.

      • Giannis Antypas

        It is like a station wagon or even worse like a hearse actually.
        IMHO very bad design, sides & front and rear end, on the racks of its fugly Rapid predecessor.
        And some cues taken from other brands like Volvo in the rear, are implemented so unsuccesfully.
        The only thing that suffers less is the interior, still indifferent though.

        But hey, anyway, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • designer_dick

    The £2,400 price gap between the Scala and Golf will grow substantially if the Mk8 follows the current trend for eliminating ‘unpopular’ base trims, like the Toyota Corolla, which now costs from £21,300.

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