Skoda Scala to become the new Rapid
At a recent show in Tel-Aviv, car manufacturer Skoda has unveiled Scala, a new Golf-class hatchback that comes to replace the Rapid series.
The new car is 4,362 mm (14.31 ft.) long and 1,793 mm (5.88 ft.) wide. According to some representatives of the company, the Scala offers pretty much the same amount of interior space as the Octavia. Both models have the same knee room (73 mm) and an almost identical floor-to-ceiling distance in the back seat area (Scala: 982 mm / 3.22 ft., Octavia: 980 mm / 3.21 ft.).
On the outside, the new hatchback borrows many of its features from the Vision RS Concept that debuted in Paris this fall.
As far as modern tech goes, the Skoda Scala features a 10.25” all-digital dashboard, a new infotainment system with Internet access, and smartphone control support.
Customers will be able to choose from five available engines, including a diesel unit producing 115 hp (86 kW), three gasoline ones rated at 95, 115, and 150 hp (71, 86, and 112 kW, respectively), and a special G-TEC engine rated at 90 hp / 67 that can take gasoline or CNG for fuel. All these can work in conjunction with manual and semi-automatic transmissions.
Options include LED lighting, adaptive cruise control, adjustable suspension and a safety package.
Chief Editor Olga Markelova