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Brand New 69 Plate ŠKODA Scala 1.5 TSI SE 5dr DSG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" glass colour touchscreen with virtual cockpitBluetooth system
Easy light assistFront assist with pedestrian protection
Multifunction colour trip computerRain and light assist with auto dimming rear view mirror
SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLinkSpeed limiter

Entertainment

2 USB - C ports8 loudspeakers
Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen displayDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Basic LED headlights with LED daytime running lightsBody colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surroundElectric folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lights with cornering functionPrivacy glass
Tinted windows 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
Chrome inner door handlesChrome on gear and handbrake lever
Chrome strip on the dash and door panelClimate control air conditioning
Floor matsFront centre armrest with stitching
Glasses storage in roof linerGlovebox with cooling system and illumination
Height adjustable drivers seatHeight adjustable passenger seat
Instrument cluster with chrome painted decor ringISOFIX for passenger seat
Manual lumbar support for front seatsNet in centre console
Reading lights for driver + co-driverRear centre armrests
Storage compartment under front seatsSun visor on co-driver side + make up mirror
Third rear headrestUmbrella

Safety

Emergency call and proactive servicesFront head and side airbags
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag switch off function
Seat belt reminder for all seatsTwo tone horn

Security

AlarmAnti-theft wheel bolts
Keyless entry with start/stop buttonSAFE function for remote central locking

Wheels

Temporary space saver wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)113NOx0.03
Particles0.0016Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)44.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max40.9WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max39.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min45.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Max47.1WLTP - MPG - High - Min53.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max31.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min33.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max41.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min45.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE L
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed136

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/50 R17Tyre Size Rear205/50 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style10 SPOKE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1471Length4362
Wheelbase2649Width1793
Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1718
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1410Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)467
Max. Loading Weight493Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1225No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Scala

Skoda's Scala is the brand's most competitive family hatchback offering yet. Jonathan Crouch drives the 1.5 TSI petrol version.

Ten Second Review

In many ways, the Scala is Skoda's strongest-ever offering in the family hatchback sector, even though its engineering isn't strictly family hatchback-based. It offers value, efficiency and more interior space than almost anything in the segment. If you're out for something sensible in this class, there's a lot to like. We tried the 1.5 TSI petrol version.

Background

Skoda's family hatch models aim to bring you something a little extra. Here's another of them, the Scala. You get engineering - and a price - that's very supermini-like. But more interior space than the pricier Golf or Focus-sized family hatch models the Czech brand is pitching this car against. The Scala is based on the more compact MQB A0 chassis used by superminis like the Volkswagen Polo and the SEAT Ibiza. And its name comes from the Latin meaning 'stairs' or 'ladder', reflecting this model's claim to be 'a leap forward in design and technology' - at least for a Skoda. Plus as usual with its offerings, the brand is offering it at slightly lower prices than the opposition and includes a range of 'Simply Clever' design features intended to make everyday life with this car just that little bit easier. It all adds up to a contender that aims to bring something a little different to the family hatchback class. Time to put it to the test in 1.5 TSI 150PS petrol form.

Driving Experience

Given that whole 'big car feel' ethos that Skoda's so keen to talk about with this model, we thought we'd try a Scala fitted with the largest petrol engine it's ever likely to get, the 1.5 TSI 150PS unit that you'll also find fitted to every model bigger than this one in the current Skoda catalogue. It can be had with manual transmission, but here we've elected to test it with that DSG auto 'box, in which form it dispatches 62mph in 8.2s on the way to a maximum (that no Scala owner will ever approach) of 136mph. This dual-clutch gearbox is predictably slick in the mid-range, but we're not sure we'd choose it in this car unless we really were urban-bound. Apart from the fact that when wedded to the 1.5-litre engine, it pushes the price of this car beyond the level most prospective owners will want to pay, we've found this transmission a bit hesitant when pulling away from junctions. And it can be found hunting around for the right ratio with a touch of indecision when rapid bursts of acceleration are needed. If you occasionally undertake longer trips in a car of this kind though, this package is still worth a look.

Design and Build

Give a family hatchback-class car a platform designed for a smaller supermini and you'd expect it would be more cramped inside. Skoda claims to have reversed that logic here. And done so with a sensibly stylish twist. It's all rather impressive. At the wheel, it's certainly a step up in quality from the previous model, helped by the installation of a large freestanding centre-dash screen, which will be 8-inches in size with typical mid-level trim. This smart glass-frontage appendage deals effectively with the usual DAB stereo, Bluetooth 'phone and car informational functions and is embellished with Skoda's 'SmartLink' smartphone-mirroring set-up. More unusual though, are the so-called 'Simply Clever' features, little touches to make everyday life just that little bit easier. Things like the little pockets in the sides of the seats, which also have stowage areas beneath; the chilled glovebox that keeps drinks and chocolate cool; and our favourite touch, this pull-out umbrella built into the driver's door, an idea borrowed from Rolls-Royce. None of which would really matter much if cabin ergonomics hadn't been spot on. But Volkswagen Group products don't tend to get that kind of thing wrong these days and this one certainly hasn't. It's easy to get a really comfortable driving position thanks to plenty of seat and wheel adjustment. And in the rear? Well despite its supermini-derived platform, the Scala out-shines all its most obvious family hatch-segment rivals in terms of leg and headroom. There's a big 467-litre boot too.

Market and Model

Pricing for the 1.5 TSI DSG auto model we tried is pitched at just over £21,000, which means you'll need a budget of just under £20,000 for the manual version. There are two trim levels with this engine, mid-range 'SE' or top-spec 'SE L'. At 'SE' level, you get 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 more on your Scala, then your dealer will direct you to the plushest 'SE L' 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.

Cost of Ownership

It's interesting to note that the penalty for switching to the gutsier four cylinder TSI petrol engine, the 1.5-litre 150PS unit we're trying here, is also quite minor over the alternative three cylinder 1.0 TSI unit. Even if you saddle it with the DSG auto gearbox that featured in our test car. In this form, the Scala returns up to 45.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 113g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. That's thanks to cylinder deactivation technology that sees two of this powerplant's four cylinders deactivated under light to medium throttle loads. The DSG set-up also helps with a 'coasting' function that at cruising speeds, will disconnect the gearbox from the powertrain, leaving the engine to idle until you next need it. Plus all the petrol engines get the usual industry efficiency aids like brake energy regeneration and an engine stop-start system to help them meet the current Euro 6d-TEMP emission standards. 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.

Summary

Will buyers previously foreign to the Skoda brand be won over by this car? Possibly. It won't suit those always yearning for a spirited drive but otherwise, its list of attributes ought to be enough to earn a place on your family hatchback shortlist. After all, this model is more affordable than most of its rivals - and more spacious too. In addition, it's well built, acceptably efficient - and to some eyes really quite stylish. We'd probably only choose this 1.5 TSI 150PS version over the alternative 1.0 TSI variant if we habitually engaged in longer trips though. Either way, 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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
80%
Styling
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Build
70%
Value
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Equipment
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Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£269
Deposit£269
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.84%
Cash price£19,595
Credit amount£17,076
Guaranteed future value£6997.71
Total amount payable£22,438.70
Skoda deposit£2250
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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Video walkaround Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI SE 5dr DSG

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