The new, facelifted Skoda Scala has been priced from £22,096 in the UK, with the model gaining an extensive visual overhaul and new technology.
Order books for the revised version of the Czech brand’s equivalent to the Volkswagen Golf will open on 3 October. It’s the first time the family hatchback has been updated since its launch in 2019.
Three specification levels are available: entry-level SE, mid-range SE L and sport-inspired, range-topping Monte Carlo.
A Scala in SE specification comes with an 8.25in infotainment system, wireless smartphone mirroring, LED headlights and an 8.0in digital driver’s display as standard. Also included is a set of 16in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and keyless entry.
Mid-range SE L cars gain bigger, 17in wheels, chrome exterior trim and rear privacy glass. There is also a larger, 9.2in infotainment system, a 10.25in digital cockpit and interior ambient lighting. Prices for SE L trim start from £23,895.
Range-topping Monte Carlo models begin at £27,795 and are equipped with sporty 18in black alloy wheels, full LED matrix adaptive headlights, a panoramic sunroof and a rear-view camera. It’s also the only variant to have access to a drive mode selection and sports chassis control as standard.
The updated Scala shares its engine range with the newly facelifted Skoda Kamiq crossover, the line-up consisting of a series of turbocharged petrol engines.
It begins with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI producing 95bhp, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A 115bhp version is also available with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG).
At the top of the range sits a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI, producing 150bhp. It can also be paired with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG.
The Scala was Skoda’s eighth best-selling car last year. Design changes for this revised model include a new front grille, slimmer headlights, updated front and rear aprons and new air curtains.
Skoda has also increased the amount of sustainable material used in the Scala. The roof lining and much of the door trim are now made of natural plant fibres; the wheel-arch linings and the windscreen’s water reservoir are recycled plastic; and the upholstery, flooring and floor mats are made of recycled fabric.