Following the discharge of a obscure teaser picture, Skoda has revealed a greater have a look at its Scala hatchback in camouflage, in addition to quite a few key particulars.
Whereas the camo paint scheme makes it troublesome to get a correct impression of the Scala’s exterior, it seems to have pinched its design from Skoda’s Imaginative and prescient RS idea that was revealed on the Paris motor present earlier this month, if a bit toned down.
Now we have affirmation that the Czech small automobile will arrive in Australia someday earlier than the top of subsequent yr, nonetheless native pricing and specs are nonetheless open for hypothesis.
What is understood for sure is the forthcoming Scala sits on VW Group’s MQB platform that is additionally used for high-volume passenger automobiles just like the Golf, Passat and Octavia.
Boot capability ranges from 467-1410 litres relying on how the seats are positioned, with the general dimensions confirmed at 4362mm lengthy, 17892mm broad, 1471mm excessive and with a 2649mm wheelbase.
Globally, the Scala can be provided with quite a few petrol and one diesel powertrain, with the previous consisting of a 70kW 1.0-litre turbocharged unit with a five-speed handbook, or the identical engine tuned to 85kW with both a six-speed handbook or a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
A warmer model will function an 110kW 1.5-litre petrol engine, whereas an 85kW diesel set-up can be accessible in Europe; each non-obligatory with six- and seven-speed transmissions.
As standard, it is anticipated Skoda’s Australian wing won’t import all of the engine choices, and contemplating native consumers’ desire for energy, will doubtless go for the highest-performance 1.5-litre petrol engine.
The Scala will even be provided with a ‘Sport Chassis’ suspension set-up, which provides the choice of Regular and Sport driving modes, lowers the car by 15mm and sports activities valve-adjustable shock absorbers for improved dealing with.
Tech-wise, the Scala will supply a ten.25-inch digital cockpit instrument cluster in addition to a 9.2-inch multimedia system, and full LED head- and tail-lights can be accessible as an choice.
Notably, the Scala positive factors quite a few lively security methods together with ‘Multi-collision Brakes’, which prevents the automobile from rolling additional after an accident, and an emergency name function which then sends for help.
Moreover, a brand new ‘Crew Defend Help’ expertise is on-board which mechanically shuts the home windows if a crash is imminent.
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