Skoda updates its compact Scala and does so to also fill the gap left by the missing Fabia Combi in the range. This is how the VW group compact is renewed.
The Skoda Scala is not one of the most successful compacts on the market. Overshadowed by models such as the Seat León, Peugeot 308, Kia Ceed, Hyundai i30, or Renault Mégane, which sell up to four times as many units, the brand is not throwing in the towel and will continue betting heavily on one of its conventional vehicles that, apart from the SUV, more commercialized, only behind the Fabia, but surpassing Octavia and Superb.
Thus, in the coming months, Skoda is already preparing the launch of the new Scala 2023, a model that will also release an update that could later reach other cars of the brand, such as the Kamiq, to give the first example. The first camouflaged units rolling in the last phase of testing are already beginning to parade on the Internet.
SKODA SCALA 2023: PLATFORM AND NEWS
Based on the elongated version of the MQB A0 platform, that is, the same one already used by the Volkswagen T-Cross, Seat Arona, or Skoda Kamiq SUVs, the new Scala will instead continue to be positioned in the traditional C segment of the market, that of the compact, to continue competing, for example, with the VW Golf and Opel Astra, in addition to all the rival cars mentioned at the beginning. Its dimensions will not vary excessively, proposing 4.36 meters of bodywork.
With a passenger compartment that is always spacious, and with the aim of now also running in the Skoda range as a model that should also fill the gap of the missing Fabia Combi, seeking to satisfy the brand’s customers who are looking for this practical and conventional tourism alternative. , the new compact will have a major facelift.
New, for example, will be the bumpers and the grille, to offer a new front design in the Skoda Scala, now cleaner. New LED graphics, taken from the recently released Fabia, will also be some of the novelties, while minor changes stand out at the rear, which will only affect the bumper and little else.
Inside the Skoda Scala will continue betting on a very attractive environment, mounting 10.25-inch digital instrumentation and a somewhat larger touch screen on the dashboard, now 9.2 inches. The infotainment system will benefit from a major software update, while more connectivity features will also be added.
At the level of the mechanical range, the Skoda Scala is today available together with the 1.0 TSI 3-cylinder gasoline engine, with 95 and 110 hp, in addition to the 1.0 TGI version with 90 hp and powered by both gasoline and CNG natural gas. At the top, a 150 hp 4-cylinder 1.5 TSI engine completes an offer from which the diesel versions have already disappeared. In this sense, no changes are expected for a compact that will debut before the end of the year.