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Skoda Scala

(2019 - present)

The Skoda Scala is a mid-sized hatchback that replaces the Rapid in the Skoda range. It was unveiled in late 2018 before going on sale in early 2019. It is built on the same platform that underpins a lot of different Volkswagen Group models, like the similarly-sized VW Golf and SEAT Leon hatchbacks.

The Scala has received generally positive scores from the UK motoring media, but the level of enthusiasm has varied from mildly disinterested (Autocar, Honest John) to wildly enthusiastic (Auto Express). Most reviews have praised the Scala’s practicality and spaciousness, but criticised the overall lack of refinement compared to its rivals and other VW Group cars built on the same platform.

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Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £16,595 on-road

Launched: Winter 2018/19
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

Skoda Scala 4

The Car Expert

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Skoda Scala 5

Auto Express

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Skoda Scala 6

Autocar

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Skoda Scala 7

Car

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Skoda Scala 8

Carbuyer

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Skoda Scala 9

Evo

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Skoda Scala 10

Honest John

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Skoda Scala 11

Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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Skoda Scala 14

The Telegraph

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Skoda Scala 15

Top Gear

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Skoda Scala 16

What Car?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: July 2019

Skoda Scala 18

97%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Skoda Scala 19

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Skoda Scala 20

81%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Skoda Scala 21

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Skoda Scala has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Skoda Scala has received

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Compact Family Car of the Year

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