The new hatchback will be taking its place among small family cars. The name SCALA has been inspired by the Latin noun scala, meaning a stairway or ladder, as the SCALA will see the whole ŠKODA brand scale new heights. ŠKODA Storyboard was there to live stream the SCALA’s world début.

“With the new ŠKODA SCALA we are proposing a new chapter in the compact class of ŠKODA. It is a completely new development that sets standards in terms of technology, safety and design in this class. That is even borne out by the new name. At the same time, the ŠKODA SCALA oozes appeal with the smart understatement typical for the ŠKODA brand. Thus we are confident that the ŠKODA SCALA will redefine compact cars for ŠKODA,” said Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA’s board chairman, as he welcomed the new car into the ŠKODA family.

Watch the car’s unveiling:

The new ŠKODA SCALA will instantly turn heads with its emotionally charged design, evincing another stage in the evolution of the ŠKODA design language. The SCALA is ŠKODA’s first production car in Europe to confidently spell out the ŠKODA name in letters on the fifth door instead of using a logo. The interior features a new concept with a central raised screen at its heart. The touchscreen is conveniently positioned high up so that it is easy for the driver and front passenger to read. There is also an optional Virtual Cockpit with a 10.25-inch display. The top-of-the-class luggage compartment accommodates 467 litres.

The ŠKODA SKALA world premiere in Tel Aviv

Three TSI petrol engines, with a capacity of 1.0 or 1.5 litres, and one 1.6 TDI diesel engine deliver power ranging from 70 to 110 kW (95 to 150 PS). At some point in 2019, these will be joined by the 1.0 G-TEC, a 66 kW (90 PS) engine powered by environmentally-friendly natural gas (CNG).

The ŠKODA SKALA world premiere in Tel Aviv

The ŠKODA SCALA offers up to 9 airbags and a range of advanced driver assistance systems that until now have been the preserve of higher-end models. Lane Assist and Front Assist, including an emergency braking function, are fitted as standard, while the adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Park Assist are optional.

The ŠKODA SCALA world premiere in Tel Aviv

The ŠKODA SCALA is always online courtesy of the built-in eSIM card with LTE connection. In addition, the SCALA offers a host of Simply Clever features, such as the electrically operated fifth door with Tip-To-Close, which is available in this class for the first time.

You can find out all about the ŠKODA SCALA in our digital press kit

Watch a recording of the whole presentation here:

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