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New ŠKODA Scala

From £17,740

or from £245 per month

The all-new SCALA is a brave stride forward for our exterior design, and is our first car ever to feature striking ŠKODA lettering on its tailgate. Sleekly contoured bumpers, sharply angled headlights, and an ultra-dynamic silhouette combine to create our boldest hatchback yet. Step inside the SCALA’s finely balanced interior. Through superior chrome elements, luxury fabrics and a 10.25-inch high definition virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel, the SCALA lets you discover the true pleasure of driving.

Offers

Škoda Scala Finance Offer

Our latest SCALA finance offer includes:

✓ We cover your first 3 payments

✓ £2,750 towards your finance deposit with a Solutions PCP*

✓ £159 service plan^

✓ 3-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance

Available on S, SE, SE L and Monte Carlo trims

THE SCALA SE FROM £245 PER MONTH AT 4.3% APR REPRESENTATIVE

Solutions PCP Example: 

Representative example for ŠKODA SCALA SE 1.0 TSI 95PS model, with Moon White metallic paint based on a 48 month, 40,000 mile agreement.
ŠKODA 3 month contribution £735.00
First 3 months of £0 followed by 44 monthly payments of £245.00
ŠKODA deposit contribution £2,750.00
Customer deposit £1,362.45
Total deposit £4,112.45
Term of the agreement 48
Recommended on the road price (including metallic paint) £19,050.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Amount of credit £14,937.55
Optional final payment £5,989.50
Option to purchase fee (payable at the end of your agreement) £10.00
Total amount payable £22,545.52
Representative APR 4.3%
Rate of interest (fixed) 4.28%
Excess mileage (pence per mile) including VAT 3.6


Please note

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.

With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01 July and delivered by 01 October from participating Retailers. Qualifying stock vehicles only. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments, however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Indemnities may be required. ^Service Plan covers first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with Pollen Filter. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost SKODA Financial Services.

ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

Škoda Scala Finance Offer

Our latest SCALA finance offer includes:

✓ We cover your first 3 payments

✓ £2,750 towards your finance deposit with a Solutions PCP*

✓ £159 service plan^

✓ 3-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance

Available on S, SE, SE L and Monte Carlo trims

THE SCALA SE L FROM £309 PER MONTH AT 4.3% APR REPRESENTATIVE

Solutions PCP Example: 

Representative example for ŠKODA SCALA SE L DSG 1.5 TSI 150PS model, with Quartz Grey metallic paint based on a 48 month, 40,000 mile agreement.
ŠKODA 3 month contribution £927.00
First 3 months of £0 followed by 44 monthly payments of £309.00
ŠKODA deposit contribution £2,750.00
Customer deposit £2,355.77
Total deposit £5,105.77
Term of the agreement 48
Recommended on the road price (including metallic paint) £24,190.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Amount of credit £19,084.23
Optional final payment £7,843.50
Option to purchase fee (payable at the end of your agreement) £10.00
Total amount payable £27,482.27
Representative APR 4.3%
Rate of interest (fixed) 4.28%
Excess mileage (pence per mile) including VAT 3.6


Please note

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.

With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01 July and delivered by 01 October from participating Retailers. Qualifying stock vehicles only. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments, however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Indemnities may be required. ^Service Plan covers first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with Pollen Filter. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost SKODA Financial Services.

ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

Business User Only

Contract Hire Agreement

All contract hire offers are based on a 3 year, 30,000 mile agreement.

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE SCALA SE 1.0 TSI 115PS
Initial Rental £502.00
35 Monthly Rentals of £168.00
Annual Mileage 30,000 mile agreement
Excess mileage 3.6p per mile

*Business users only. EX VAT at 20%. 35 Month Contract Hire. T&Cs apply. No ownership. Until 01.01.20. ŠKODA Financial Services

Please note

* No ownership option.

Business users only. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01/01/2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 10/2019. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services.

ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

The CITIGO is only available from stock. Please check availability with your local ŠKODA retailer.

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Model Lines

S | From £16,595

  • Basic LED headlights with daytime running lights
  • Leather multifunction steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever
  • Radio Bolero with 8" touchscreen with 8 speakers, Bluetooth and DAB
  • MirrorLink)
  • 2 USB-C ports
  • Cruise control
  • Front assist

SE | From £17,785

  • Basic LED headlights with daytime running lights
  • Leather multifunction steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever
  • Radio Bolero with 8" touchscreen with 8 speakers, Bluetooth and DAB
  • MirrorLink)
  • 2 USB-C ports
  • Cruise control
  • Front assist

SE L | From £19,585

  • 17" Stratos alloy wheels
  • Black seats with silver ‘Microsuede’
  • Leather multifunction steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" glass touchscreen
  • Virtual cockpit
  • Front fog lights with corner function
  • Full LED rear lights with animated indicators
  • Space saver spare wheel

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Independent Reviews

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Ten Second Review

The Scala is Skoda's most credible tilt yet at the Focus-class family hatchback segment. Though the engineering's familiar from other VW Group models, the way the Czech brand has packaged it all up is quite appealing, with a decent combination of value, practicality and efficiency. If you prioritise sense and sensibility, want value in a car of this kind and are looking for something a little different from the obvious contenders in this class, the Scala could be worth a look.

Driving Experience

Let's get the under-bonnet stuff out of the way first. The Scala comes with three petrol engines with a cylinder capacity of either 1.0 or 1.5 litres, plus there's a 1.6-litre diesel. Most will choose the 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, available with either 95PS or 115PS. The former unit comes only with a 5-speed manual stick shift, but if you choose the 115PS variant, you'll be offered the choice of either 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto. The DSG 'box is also optional on the other two engines in the range. The 1.5 TSI 150PS petrol unit's worth a look, equipped as it is with efficient Active Cylinder Technology that means it's almost as efficient as the 1.0-litre option. As usual, you'll choose the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel if you want more pulling power; there's 250Nm of torque - though the 1.5 TSI petrol can match that. As usual with a compact Skoda, expect solid, safe handling; you won't be buying this car for driving thrills. Skoda suspension set-ups tend to be slightly on the firm side too. Optional is an Adaptive Cruise Control system that can automatically keep the car a safe distance behind the vehicle in front on the motorway, being even able to slow you right down to a stop and start you off again if you come across a tailback.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £18,000 and the range consists of four familiar Skoda trim grades; 'S', 'SE', 'SEL' and 'Monte Carlo', with all four offering decent levels of standard specification. Despite its status as the entry-level model, the 'S' is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, leather for the steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever and a height adjustable driver's seat. Customers opting for the 'S' model also get air-conditioning, a DAB digital radio, front and rear electric windows and a 'Swing' infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen. In terms of safety equipment, the 'S' model features front head and side airbags, Front assist, Lane assist, a Speed limiter and Emergency call with proactive services. The mid-range 'SE' model adds a host of additional features including cruise control, rear parking sensors, a 'Bolero' infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated umbrella and a height adjustable passenger seat. If you're happy to spend just over £20,000 on your Scala, then your dealer will direct you to the plushest 'SEL' model, which includes the brand's top 'Amundsen' infotainment system with a 9.2-inch glass touchscreen, plus there's a hi-tech digital cockpit, climate control air conditioning, keyless entry with start/stop and a colour multifunction trip computer. The exterior design features 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED rear lights, dynamic indicators and privacy glass on the rear windows. At the top of the range, the 'Monte Carlo' variant includes 18-inch black Vega alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof and an interior leather pack with red stitching.

Summary

We always thought that the Rapid Spaceback was an under-rated car and there's every chance the Scala will be too. If you really don't want to pay an awful lot extra for the slush-moulded sophistication of a Golf but want all the same engineering and practicality, then you'll find it here. And in a form that doesn't carry any sort of budget brand stigma. There are more exciting class choices to be sure. But, by and large, you don't buy a family hatchback for excitement. All the reasons you would want such a thing are covered off here with typical Skoda thoroughness. And with enough style and quality to make brand loyalists feel rather smug. This probably won't have been the car you started out wanting in this class, but there's just a chance that it may be the one you actually need.

Background

Skoda has yet to really crack the family hatchback market, which in some ways is strange given the considerable success that various generations of its Fabia supermini have enjoyed. Last time the Czech brand attacked this segment, it was so desperate to succeed that it brought us not one family hatch design but two, the very Skoda-like Rapid and the more conventional Rapid Spaceback. Now, all efforts have been concentrated on just one design, just one body shape and just one name: Scala. The name comes from the Latin meaning 'stairs' or 'ladder', reflecting the fact that this model will be 'a leap forward in design and technology' according at least to Skoda. Of course, from an engineering point of view, it shares just about everything with Volkswagen Group contemporaries, in this case primarily VW's Golf and SEAT's Leon. But as usual, Skoda offers it all at slightly lower prices and with a range of 'Simply Clever' design features intended to make everyday life with this car just that little bit easier.

Design and Build

The Scala is a crisp piece of design work with its clearly defined surfaces, flowing lines and sleek aerodynamics. The front is actually quite striking with an upright radiator grille, a large air inlet underneath and side Air Curtains. The side profile 'tornado line' makes the vehicle look longer and works well with the sweeping roof line. There are LED head and tail lights, wheels of between 16 to 18-inches in size and as an alternative to the standard tailgate, the car can be ordered with an extended rear window. Under the skin, the car sits on the VW Group's latest stiff, sophisticated MQB-A0 platform. Inside up-front, the Scala gets the brand's latest generation infotainment system with a free-standing screen positioned high on the dashboard in clear view of the driver. Plus there's the option of a 10.25-inch 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle display. Classy touches include ambient lighting with a white or red light, plus the warm hues and contrasting coloured stitching on the seat covers provide a pleasant feeling of spaciousness. The long 2,649mm wheelbase allows for more rear seat leg room than you might expect to find in a car of this class. Out back, there's a large 467-litre boot, the largest in the class. This increases to 1,410-litres with the rear bench folded.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, all the Scala engines meet the latest Euro 6D emissions standard and all the petrol units are equipped with a particulate filter. All engines come with brake energy recovery and Stop/Start technology. The 1.5 TSI is also equipped with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) that cuts the engine from four to two cylinders under light-to-medium throttle loads. Skoda won't be bringing to the UK the 1.0 G-TEC unit that's designed to run on CNG environmentally friendly natural gas. In terms of fuel economy, expect the volume 115PS 1.0 TSI petrol unit to return around 55mpg on the combined cycle and around 110g/km of CO2. For the 1.5 TSI, the figures are likely to be around 50mpg and around 120g/km, while for the 1.6 TDI diesel, you're looking at around 65mpg and around 110g/km. Finally, while it's certainly true that other rivals better the three year 60,000 mile warranty that Skoda provides, you can extend your cover to four or five years by paying extra. Not that you really need to. The brand regularly tops independent consumer satisfaction surveys: according to real people, there are few more satisfying cars to own.

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