Skoda Skala 2018 – the new Czech hatchback Skoda Skala
The new Czech hatchback Skoda Skala is just preparing for the official premiere on December 6, 2018, but without waiting for a public presentation and is ready to share its secrets with us and our readers. In a preliminary review of the Skoda Skala 2018-2019 – the first news, photos and videos, the price and full technical specifications of the new 5-door hatchback Skoda Skala are ready to replace the fast Spaceback in the lineup of the Czech company Skoda. The production of the new Skoda hatch Skala begins at the main plant of Skoda Auto in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, at the end of this year, and the start of sales of new items in the European market will be until mid-2019 at a price of 16,500-17,000 euros. According to preliminary information, the Skoda Rock car will not be sold recently, but, as they say, everything is possible.
I want to say that the body of the new Czech hatchback Skoda Skala hides camouflage, and the image of the beauty of the product will not be (at the first opportunity to complete the stock car image review). But the manufacturer kindly provided full information about the technical characteristics of the new model, investing in the exact dimensions of the body, the useful volume of the luggage compartment, and also talked about the standard equipment and options available for the car.
We will begin our preview of the specifications of the Skoda Scala 2018-2019.
The new Skoda-Scala hatchback, built on the modular MQB, V-A0 platform (the junior version of the MQB, in a truck) and is closely related to the European B-class hatchback, the 5th generation Seat Ibiza and the 6th generation Volkswagen Polo.
Thus, the model is a fairly simple and cheap platform with MacPherson strut independent front suspension and semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension.
The first versions even have rear wheel drum brakes. However, for powerful modifications, Scala offers a sports suspension with electronically adjustable shock absorbers (ground clearance is 15 mm less, and shock absorbers in two modes).
For the new Skoda Skala hatchback, as many as 5 engines are provided (three gasoline, diesel and a 1.0 gas turbo engine).
Gasoline engines for Skoda Scala:
- The base engine is a three-cylinder turbocharged TSI with 1.0 (95 hp) in the company with a 5 manual transmission.
- A more powerful version of the same turbo TSI engine 1.0 with a capacity of 115 hp. with. and aggregated with 6 manual transmissions or "robot" 7DSG.
- The powerful 1.5 TSI four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine (150 hp) works in company with a 6 manual transmission or is available as an option with a 7-speed DSG robotic gearbox with two clutch discs.
The turbo-diesel hatchback Skoda put one stone with four cylinders 1.6 TDI (115 hp) and is equipped with urea neutralization of harmful substances in the exhaust gases. For the engine, it is available as a 6-speed gearbox and a 7-speed DSG “robot".
The most modest engine for the new Skoda Luke Scala is a 1.0 g-tech engine (90 hp) that consumes natural gas.
The gas version of the novelty is the most environmentally friendly and economical, and it only comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Skoda Skala in 2018-2019 are 4362 mm long, 1793 mm wide, 1471 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2649 mm and allow us to call the new Skoda a full car of the European class C +.
For comparison, the body dimensions of the current generation Volkswagen Golf, which recently returned to the Russian market: length 4258 mm, width 1790 mm, height 1492 mm, wheelbase 2620 mm.
While the Skoda Skala is much larger, the Skoda fast Spaceback retired with its 4304mm long, 1706mm wide, 1461mm high and 2602mm wheelbase.
Representatives of Skoda Auto and automotive journalists who took part in the test drive of the pre-production version of the Skoda Skala assure that the interior of the new model of the Czech company is as spacious as the large Skoda Octavia. While the space above the head of the driver and passengers in the cabin is a rock even more than the Octavia.
According to the manufacturer, the useful volume of the trunk varies depending on the position of the rear seats from 476 liters to 1410 liters. The boot will appreciate the numerous pockets and niches for small items, as well as hooks and nets for securing cargo. In a secret compartment on the driver’s door, it is traditional for Skoda models for an umbrella, and a scraper for cleaning ice on the glass and car body on the fuel tank hatch.
We will not talk about filling in the equipment of the basic configuration of Skoda Skala, everyone already knows very well that the cars of the Czech company in the database "" are simply "empty", but I will gladly tell you about a long list of options. Claimed Full-LED headlights and taillights with LED content and dynamic turn signals, folding tow bar, heated windshield, panoramic glass roof, car park assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic braking system, virtual instrument cluster with 10.25-inch color display, dual-zone climate control -control, heated steering wheel and front seats, electric driver’s seat, as many as 3 grades of multimedia system, diagonal color touch screen 6.5, 8.0 or 9.2 inch, rear view camera, rear seat entertainment system with touch screen and tablets.
Here, very soon, the new Skoda will be released to the European market. 5-door hatchback Skala advanced, but after the official premiere of the car, which we plan to dedicate a full review of the model.