The beautiful wanting Skoda Imaginative and prescient RS Idea made its public debut on the 2018 Paris Motor Present and the Czech automotive maker has now confirmed that the mannequin will certainly go into manufacturing quickly. Christened because the Skoda Scala, the premium hatchback will probably be changing the Skoda Fast within the automaker’s line-up with the manufacturing model to be revealed later this yr. To not be confused with the Renault Scala bought in India, this will probably be an all-new moniker for Skoda.
Skoda says the phrase Scala has been derived from the Latin phrase ‘scala’, which suggests ‘stairs’ or ‘ladder.’ The identify signifies the subsequent step ahead for the Czech automaker within the compact phase. Because the teaser suggests, the Scala lettering will probably be positioned in the midst of the tailgate as an alternative of the brand, a primary for the auto producer.
The Skoda Scala is anticipated to retain many of the design parts from the Imaginative and prescient RS Idea. This contains the sharply styled headlamps in addition to the large butterfly grille that was seen on the idea model. The automotive will probably be primarily based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform and can tackle the Ford Focus, Seat Leon, Volkswagen Golf, Kia Ceed and the likes within the phase.
Powertrain choices will vary from the 1.Zero-litre to 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. We hope a scorching vRS model of the Scala can also be within the works to tackle the RS and GTIs of the world. Transmission choices will embody a 6-speed handbook and a dual-clutch computerized on supply. Plans of a sedan model primarily based on the Scala haven’t been revealed but.
Nonetheless, if it does come, Skoda India might contemplate bringing the mannequin to India as a alternative to its personal ageing Skoda Fast. As a part of the Volkswagen India 2.Zero technique although, Skoda India will probably be introducing compact SUVs in India first, which suggests the Scala if it involves the nation, will not be launched earlier than 2021.
Skoda will reveal extra particulars in regards to the Scala within the coming weeks. Preserve watching this house for all the small print.