DTE Systems unveils engine upgrades for the entire Skoda Scala line
As you probably know, Skoda has renamed its next-gen Rapid to Scala and discontinued the sedan and liftback versions of the car, leaving the hatchback as the only choice. The new generation debuted earlier this year based on the new MQB A0 architecture, which, according to the manufacturer, represents ‘a confident step into the future.’ Starting today, performance tuner DTE Systems offers upgrades for all four engines the Scala ships with.
The 1.5-liter TSI engine rated at 150 hp (112 kW) gets a boost to 179 hp (133 kW) by virtue of an aftermarket engine control chip called the PowerControl X. You can install the upgrade yourself in just a few minutes. Once done, you may use a dedicated mobile app to switch among the three available performance profiles: Sport, Dynamic, and Efficiency.
The 1.0 TSI unit, originally rated at 115 hp (86 kW), gets additional 22 hp (16 kW) along with 35 Nm (26 lb×ft) of torque. Its weaker 95-hp (71-kW) counterpart may take advantage of an extra 23 hp (17 kW) and 35 Nm (26 lb×ft). Finally, 1.6 TDI owners get to enjoy 19 hp (14 kW) and 40 Nm (30 kW) over the standard numbers.
Photos: DTE-Systems GmbH
Reporter Artem Sukhanov