Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the 2020 Skoda Scala range ahead of its showroom arrival in June.
Skoda will offer three trim levels with prices starting at $26,990 drive-away for the 110TSI manual and topping out at $35,990 drive-away for the Launch Edition.
When it touches down, the Scala will be competing against the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30.
Dimensionally, the Scala 4362mm long, 1793mm wide and 1471mm tall, with a 2649mm wheelbase. Cargo capacity is 467L which expands to 1490L with the rear seat folded down.
The entry-level 110TSI gets 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, LED tail-lights, adaptive cruise control, an automatic tailgate, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (virtual cockpit).
Monte Carlo variants take on a sporty flavour with lowered suspension, sports seats and pedals, and red ambient lighting.
The range-topping Launch Edition adds leather and suede seat trim, heated front and rear seats and a 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. It will also be the first Skoda in Australia to offer wireless Apple CarPlay.
A full rundown of each model’s equipment highlights can be found below.
Every variant is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard in the base car with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic available as an option. The Monte Carlo and Launch Edition get the auto as standard. All models are front-wheel drive.
Skoda says the Scala can run from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds, while fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 5.0L/100km. Keen buyers should note, the Scala requires 95 RON premium unleaded.
The Scala range is available to order now with deliveries set to commence in June.
2020 Skoda Scala pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Scala 110TSI manual - $27,690 ($26,990 drive-away)
Scala 110TSI - $28,690 ($28,990 drive-away)
Scala Monte Carlo - $33,390 ($33,990 drive-away)
Scala Launch Edition - $34,690 ($35,990 drive-away)
2020 Scala equipment highlights:
Scala 110TSI manual and DSG
18-inch alloy wheels
Window surrounds in black
Rear parking sensors
Adaptive cruise control
Auto-dimming, power-folding/adjustable/heated exterior mirrors
Hill hold control
Front fog lights
Full LED rear lights, animated turn signal
8.0-inch infotainment system
Two rear USB ports
Multifunction leather sports steering wheel
Ambient lightning red
Manual lumbar support for front seats
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Luggage compartment mat (rubber/fabric)
12-volt socket in luggage boot
Monte Carlo (Difference to Scala 110TSI)
Exterior black elements
18-inch alloy wheels (Vega Black)
Sports seats and pedals
Full LED headlights
Dual-zone 'Climatronic' air conditioning with humidity sensor
Sport Chassis Control (15mm lower suspension)
Launch Edition (Difference to Monte Carlo)
Body-coloured door mirrors
Chrome grille frame and window surrounds
18-inch alloy wheels (VEGA Aero)
Heated front and rear seats
Electric driver's seat
9.2-inch infotainment system
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Wireless SmartLink (Apple Carplay only at launch – Android Auto available later in 2020)
Auto Parking Assist
Side Assist (with blind spot)
Rear Traffic Alert
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