2019 Skoda Scala Reveals Everything In Huge Gallery As European Sales Begin

Skoda is getting ready to roll out the Scala hatchback across European markets and has just released a big photo gallery revealing every detail of its Golf-sized model.

The first Skoda model based on VW Group’s MQB-A0 platform bets on efficient packaging, high functionality, as well as new technology and connectivity features to make a name for itself in the highly competitive European C-segment.

Styled in accordance with the brand’s new design language, the Scala looks like a cross between a typical five-door hatchback and a wagon. The car’s appearance is enhanced by the full LED headlights and taillights, dynamic rear indicators, and alloy wheels measuring up to 18 inches.

It is 4,362 mm (171.7 in) long, 1,793 mm (70.6 in) wide and 1,471 mm (56 in) high. It also has a wheelbase of 2,649 mm (104.3 in), which allows for 73 mm (2.87 in) of knee room in the rear and 982 mm (38.6 in) of rear headroom. Skoda says these are benchmarks in the segment. The boot is generous too, offering a cargo capacity of 467 liters (16.5 cu ft) with all seats in place and up to 1,410 liters (50 cu ft) with the rear seats folded down (60:40).

As with all Skoda models, the Scala offers several Simply Clever features that make life easier for the driver and passengers. Highlights include the power tailgate including Tip-To-Close function, an electrically retractable tow bar, ice scraper with a tire tread depth gauge and integrated funnel in the lid of the windscreen washer tank.

The interior is dominated by the free-standing touchscreen measuring from 6.5 inches to 9.2 inches depending on the trim level and the (optional) 10.25-inch digital instrument panel. The Scala also offers ambient lighting, colored contrasting stitching on the seats, individual decorative trims, and more. Comfort is enhanced by optional extras such as the heated windscreen and steering wheel.

The engine lineup consists of three TSI turbocharged gasoline engines and one turbo diesel. There’s an entry-level 1.0-liter TSI three-cylinder making 95 PS (94 hp), a mid-range 1.0-liter TSI with 115 PS (113 hp) and a top-of-the-line 1.5-liter TSI four-cylinder that makes 150 PS (148 hp).

From the fourth quarter of 2019, the range will also get a 90PS (89hp) 1.0-liter G-Tec unit that runs on natural gas (CNG). Finally, the 1.6-liter TDI four-cylinder diesel is rated at 115 PS (113 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. Transmission options include five- and six-speed manual units as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The Scala is the first Skoda to get the optional Sport Chassis Control suspension, which lowers the ride height by 15 mm (0.6 in) and offers Normal or Sport driving modes.

Sales of the 2019 Scala kick off this month across Europe and from May in the UK, with the first deliveries following in the summer. Prices start from €21,450 in Germany and £16,595 in the UK.



ŠKODA SCALA Sport Chassis Control from ŠKODA VIMEO PRO on Vimeo.

ŠKODA SCALA Assistance Systems from ŠKODA VIMEO PRO on Vimeo.

more photos...
  • vas

    Just ugly, in & out !!!

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      I’d agree outside but inside I think it just lacks any flair whatsoever.

  • Belthronding

    skoda golf

  • Giannis Antypas

    Skoda Polo

  • erly5

    76 pics and not one base model among them.

  • sean tooher

    nah, like a 90s 323 yet worse somehow

  • Sébastien

    2019, and it still have a handbrake ?
    So I guess it won’t be able to hold still in ACC mode (eg. in stop and go traffic)

  • Jim Ragland

    Practical…still thinking of what else to say.

  • Janar Siniväli

    Škodas are turning into Seats, which IMO have been the ugliest in the VAG range – the wierd vans of 2005 turned into flat-irons drawn only with a ruler 10 years later. Now it is evident where that ruler has been passed.

    And Škoda has lost its cool [ ] rear lights, that’s a shame.

    Basically Škoda is trying to copy other brands but why? Škoda has been a great car so far. No need to lose its personality.

    As far as merrits go – yes, that glass trunk lid is cool.

Driven: 2019 Hyundai Kona Elite Is A Crossover You Might Actually Want

Behind its cute looks, the Kona is a crossover with lots of appealing features that won’t break the bank.

Drako GTE Is A 1200 HP Electric Hyper Sedan That Promises Supercar-Like Handling

Loosely based on the old Fisker Karma, it’s got a massive output, impressive tech and costs $1.25 million.

2019 BMW 330i Fights The Clock At The Hockenheim GP Track

For a four-pot-powered sports sedan, the new generation 330i performed remarkably well on the circuit.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S: A Sexy Super Saloon For Those Who Want It All

The GT 63 S four-door combines aggressive looks, room for four and extreme performance, so if you can afford it…

2020 Mitsubishi L200 Arrives In The UK With £21,515 Base Price

The updated L200 remains a true workhorse, but it now looks more modern and is much improved in all aspects.

Renault Triber Is Bound To Be Full Of Compromises – So, Is It?

Renault’s budget SUV for the Indian market is built to a price, but this doesn’t mean that customers must pass on it.

The UK Now Has More EV Charging Locations Than Gas Stations

Compared to the 8,400 fuel stations, there are currently 9,300 locations for EV car charging in Britain.

Is The e-Legend Concept The Best Looking Peugeot Ever Not Made?

Aside from great design, the e-Legend also boasts a 456 HP electric powertrain and Level 4 autonomy .

Opel To Show “Most Fuel Efficient” Astra Ever, New Corsa, Hybrid Grandland X In Frankfurt

Opel is playing on its home ground on this one, so it’s only natural to go with all guns blazing as it’s making its comeback.

Family Matters: 2019 Audi TTS Takes On First-Gen R8 4.2 FSI

A used, V8-powered R8 costs about as much as a brand new 2019 TTS Coupe, but which one is faster?.