Skoda Skoda Scala Hatchback 1.0 TSI 95 SE 5dr

Power assisted steering
Bluetooth system
Speed limiter
Easy light assist
Rain and light assist with auto dimming rear view mirror
Front assist system
eCall emergency system
8 loudspeakers
DAB Digital radio
Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
2 USB - C ports
Electric front windows
Rear wiper
Front and rear electric windows
Tinted windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surround
Manual rear windows
Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
3rd brake light
Rear side wing doors
Height adjustable drivers seat
Cloth upholstery
Umbrella
Third rear headrest
Front head restraints
Leather gearknob and handbrake lever
Height adjustable passenger seat
12V socket in luggage compartment
Chrome inner door handles
Storage compartment under front seats
12V Accessory socket in centre console
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Manual lumbar support for front seats
Glovebox with cooling system and illumination
Instrument cluster with chrome painted decor ring
Decor strip on dashboard and door panel
Glasses storage in roof liner
Reading lights for driver and front passenger
Sun visor with make up mirror for front passenger
ISOFIX for rear passenger seat
Single front passenger seat
Manual rear child locks
Two tone horn
Curtain airbags
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Hill hold control
Seat belt reminder for all seats
Emergency call and proactive services
Front head and side airbags
Passenger airbag switch off function
One tone horn
Alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
SAFE function for remote central locking
Temporary space saver wheel
CO2 119
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 999
Compression Ratio 1988
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 487
Gears 5
Transmission Manual
Combined 61.40
Urban 53.30
Extra Urban 51.40
Badge Engine CC 999
Badge Power 95.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 10.55
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 10.90
Engine BHP 95.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1143
Engine Torque 175.00
Top Speed 120
Front Tyres 205/55 R16
Rear Tyres 205/55 R16
Spare Tyre SPACE SAVER
Height 1471
Length 4362
Wheel Base 2649
Width 1793
Fuel Tank Size 52.50
Weight 1630
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1143
Towing Weight Unbraked 600
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The Scala is Skoda's most credible tilt yet at the supermini/family hatchback segment. Though the engineering's familiar from other VW Group models, the way the Czech brand has packaged it all up is quite appealing, with a decent combination of value, practicality and efficiency. If you prioritise sense and sensibility, want value in a car of this kind and are looking for something a little different from the obvious contenders in this class, the Scala could be worth a look.

Background

Skoda has yet to really crack the family hatchback market, which in some ways is strange given the considerable success that various generations of its Fabia supermini have enjoyed. Last time the Czech brand attacked this segment, it was so desperate to succeed that it brought us not one family hatch design but two, the very Skoda-like Rapid and the more conventional Rapid Spaceback. Now too, the supermini emphasis is divided - between this car and the slightly smaller Fabia small hatch. The Scala name comes from the Latin meaning 'stairs' or 'ladder', reflecting the fact that this model will be 'a leap forward in design and technology' according at least to Skoda. Of course, from an engineering point of view, it shares just about everything with Volkswagen Group contemporaries, in this case primarily VW's Golf and SEAT's Leon. But as usual, Skoda offers it all at slightly lower prices and with a range of 'Simply Clever' design features intended to make everyday life with this car just that little bit easier.

Driving Experience

So what's this Scala like on the road? Well other smaller cars that use its MQB-A0 chassis like the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo have impressed us with the way that relatively crude torsion bar damping can be tuned to provide a really supple quality of ride. This Skoda delivers that too. You can't have everything of course. Sharper potholes catch it out, but over commoner tarmac tears and highway undulations, it flows beautifully. With at least some of the kind of 'big car' feel that Skoda promises. Of course, it loses out to such as the Golf or the Focus in this class in terms of handling feedback. Throw this Skoda into a bend with any sort of vigour and though grip levels are admirable and the relative lack of body roll even quite surprising, there's little sense of enjoyment in the process through the light steering. Does that matter? Only you can decide. You'll want to know about engines. The Scala comes with three petrol units with a cylinder capacity of either 1.0 or 1.5 litres. Most will choose the 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, available with either 95PS or 110PS. The former unit comes only with a 5-speed manual stick shift, but if you choose the 110PS variant, you'll be offered the choice of either 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto. The DSG 'box is also optional on the other engine in the range. The 1.5 TSI 150PS petrol unit's worth a look, equipped as it is with efficient Active Cylinder Technology that means it's almost as efficient as the 1.0-litre option. Optional is an Adaptive Cruise Control system that can automatically keep the car a safe distance behind the vehicle in front on the motorway, being even able to slow you right down to a stop and start you off again if you come across a tailback.

Design and Build

The Scala is a crisp piece of design work with its clearly defined surfaces, flowing lines and sleek aerodynamics. The front is actually quite striking with an upright radiator grille, a large air inlet underneath and side Air Curtains. The side profile 'tornado line' makes the vehicle look longer and works well with the sweeping roof line. There are LED head and tail lights, wheels of between 16 to 18-inches in size and as an alternative to the standard tailgate, the car can be ordered with an extended rear window. Under the skin, the car sits on the VW Group's latest stiff, sophisticated MQB-A0 platform. Inside up-front, the Scala gets the brand's latest generation infotainment system with a free-standing screen positioned high on the dashboard in clear view of the driver. Plus there's the option of a 10.25-inch 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle display. Classy touches include ambient lighting with a white or red light, plus the warm hues and contrasting coloured stitching on the seat covers provide a pleasant feeling of spaciousness. The long 2,649mm wheelbase allows for more rear seat leg room than you might expect to find in a car of this class. Out back, there's a large 467-litre boot, the largest in the class. This increases to 1,410-litres with the rear bench folded.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £19,000 and the range consists of four familiar Skoda trim grades; 'S', 'SE', 'SEL' and 'Monte Carlo', with all four offering decent levels of standard specification. Despite its status as the entry-level model, the 'S' is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, leather for the steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever and a height adjustable driver's seat. Customers opting for the 'S' model also get air-conditioning, a DAB digital radio, front and rear electric windows and a 'Swing' infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen. In terms of safety equipment, the 'S' model features front head and side airbags, Front assist, Lane assist, a Speed limiter and Emergency call with proactive services. The mid-range 'SE' model adds a host of additional features including 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 just under £22,000 on your Scala, then your dealer will direct you to the plush '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. At the top of the range, the 'Monte Carlo' variant includes 18-inch black Vega alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof and an interior leather pack with red stitching.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, all the Scala engines meet the latest Euro 6D emissions standard and all the petrol units are equipped with a particulate filter. All engines come with brake energy recovery and Stop/Start technology. The 1.5 TSI is also equipped with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) that cuts the engine from four to two cylinders under light-to-medium throttle loads. Skoda won't be bringing to the UK the 1.0 G-TEC unit that's designed to run on CNG environmentally friendly natural gas. In terms of WLTP efficiency stats? Well, expect the base 1.0 TSI 95PS petrol unit to return up to 54.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 119g/km of CO2. The volume 110PS 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages to replicate those figures. For the 1.5 TSI, the figures are 51.4mpg and 124g/km. 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

We always thought that the Rapid Spaceback was an under-rated car and there's every chance the Scala will be too. If you really don't want to pay an awful lot extra for the slush-moulded sophistication of a Golf but want all the same engineering and practicality, then you'll find it here. And in a form that doesn't carry any sort of budget brand stigma. 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.

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Lease Type

Contract Length

Annual Mileage

Initial Rental (Months)

Cruise control Standard (ex. VAT)
Multi function trip computer Standard (ex. VAT)
Adaptive cruise control £387.50 (ex. VAT)
Voice control system £29.17 (ex. VAT)
Park assist system £575.00 (ex. VAT)
Rear view camera £375.00 (ex. VAT)
Front and rear parking sensors £383.33 (ex. VAT)
Lane assist Standard (ex. VAT)
Drive mode selector £120.83 (ex. VAT)
Virtual cockpit £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Rear parking sensors Standard (ex. VAT)
Wireless charging £225.00 (ex. VAT)
Electrically operated boot door £366.67 (ex. VAT)
Driver fatigue sensor £62.50 (ex. VAT)
SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLink Standard (ex. VAT)
Blind Spot Detection (BAS) £470.83 (ex. VAT)
Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" glass colour touchscreen with virtual cockpit £1095.83 (ex. VAT)
Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play £75.00 (ex. VAT)
Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" glass colour touchscreen with virtual cockpit, web radio and traffic sign recognition £1170.83 (ex. VAT)
Amundsen satellite navigation with 9.2" glass colour touchscreen with virtual cockpit, web radio £1416.67 (ex. VAT)
USB - C port by rear view mirror £41.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Electric folding door mirrors £191.67 (ex. VAT)
Front fog lights Standard (ex. VAT)
Heated windscreen £283.33 (ex. VAT)
Special paint £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Privacy glass £158.33 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Towbar preparation £170.83 (ex. VAT)
Chrome window surround £154.17 (ex. VAT)
Electric folding towbar £754.17 (ex. VAT)
Foldable tow bar £654.17 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint £870.83 (ex. VAT)
Headlight washer system with washer fluid level indicator £137.50 (ex. VAT)
Front fog lights with cornering function £170.83 (ex. VAT)
Electrically folding towbar with adaptor £875.00 (ex. VAT)
Panoramic glass sunroof £1083.33 (ex. VAT)
Pearl effect paint £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Basic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights Standard (ex. VAT)
High beam control £216.67 (ex. VAT)
Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system £904.17 (ex. VAT)
LED rear lights with dynamic indicators £175.00 (ex. VAT)
Removable towbar with adaptor £758.33 (ex. VAT)
Net partition £116.67 (ex. VAT)
Rear centre armrests £129.17 (ex. VAT)
Variable boot floor £150.00 (ex. VAT)
Dual zone climate control £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Leather multifunction steering wheel Standard (ex. VAT)
Manual air conditioning + Pollen filter Standard (ex. VAT)
Double sided boot floor £75.00 (ex. VAT)
3 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel £200.00 (ex. VAT)
Textile floor mats £83.33 (ex. VAT)
Electrically adjustable driver seat £466.67 (ex. VAT)
Front centre armrest with stitching Standard (ex. VAT)
White ambient lighting £225.00 (ex. VAT)
Red ambient lighting £225.00 (ex. VAT)
Heated front seats and washer nozzles £237.50 (ex. VAT)
Front centre armrest with 2 rear USB ports £91.67 (ex. VAT)
Copper ambient lighting £225.00 (ex. VAT)
2 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel £216.67 (ex. VAT)
2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel Standard (ex. VAT)
Tailgate design pack - Scala £387.50 (ex. VAT)
Exterior design pack - Scala £1475.00 (ex. VAT)
Interior pack - Scala £116.67 (ex. VAT)
Winter pack - Scala £420.83 (ex. VAT)
Boot pack - Scala £79.17 (ex. VAT)
Smoker pack - Scala £45.83 (ex. VAT)
Family pack - Scala £183.33 (ex. VAT)
Simply clever pack - Scala £162.50 (ex. VAT)
Travel assist pack - Scala £891.67 (ex. VAT)
Simply clever pack with tablet holder - Scala £179.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Graphite grey £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Black magic £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Quartz grey £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Brilliant silver £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Race blue £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Rallye green £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Titan blue £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Moon white £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Special paint - Meteor grey £508.33 (ex. VAT)
Special paint - Corrida red £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Special paint - Candy white £550.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Maple brown £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Velvet red £870.83 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Energy blue Standard (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Crystal black £812.50 (ex. VAT)
Crew protect assist and rear side airbags £400.00 (ex. VAT)
Driver knee airbag £229.17 (ex. VAT)
Keyless entry with start/stop button £370.83 (ex. VAT)
Keyless start/stop £191.67 (ex. VAT)
Extended warranty (4 years or 80000 miles) £212.50 (ex. VAT)
Extended warranty (4 years or 100000 miles) £235.00 (ex. VAT)
Extended warranty (5 years or 100000 miles) £429.17 (ex. VAT)
Service plan (Your first two services) £380.00 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black/grey Standard (ex. VAT)
Black dot decorative insert with red hot stamping £237.50 (ex. VAT)
Silver haptic decorative insert with glossy black hot stamping £41.67 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black/grey with red elements Standard (ex. VAT)
Grained black decorative insert with black hot stamping Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black with grey ceiling Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black with black ceiling Standard (ex. VAT)
16" Orion alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
17" Stratos alloy wheels £537.50 (ex. VAT)
16" Alaris alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
16" Hoedus aero alloy wheels in black £375.00 (ex. VAT)
16" Hoedus aero alloy wheels in black with low rolling resistance tyres £412.50 (ex. VAT)
16" Alaris alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres Standard (ex. VAT)

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Power assisted steering
Bluetooth system
Speed limiter
Easy light assist
Rain and light assist with auto dimming rear view mirror
Front assist system
eCall emergency system
8 loudspeakers
DAB Digital radio
Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
2 USB - C ports
Electric front windows
Rear wiper
Front and rear electric windows
Tinted windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surround
Manual rear windows
Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
3rd brake light
Rear side wing doors
Height adjustable drivers seat
Cloth upholstery
Umbrella
Third rear headrest
Front head restraints
Leather gearknob and handbrake lever
Height adjustable passenger seat
12V socket in luggage compartment
Chrome inner door handles
Storage compartment under front seats
12V Accessory socket in centre console
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Manual lumbar support for front seats
Glovebox with cooling system and illumination
Instrument cluster with chrome painted decor ring
Decor strip on dashboard and door panel
Glasses storage in roof liner
Reading lights for driver and front passenger
Sun visor with make up mirror for front passenger
ISOFIX for rear passenger seat
Single front passenger seat
Manual rear child locks
Two tone horn
Curtain airbags
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Hill hold control
Seat belt reminder for all seats
Emergency call and proactive services
Front head and side airbags
Passenger airbag switch off function
One tone horn
Alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
SAFE function for remote central locking
Temporary space saver wheel
CO2 119
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 999
Compression Ratio 1988
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 487
Gears 5
Transmission Manual
Combined 61.40
Urban 53.30
Extra Urban 51.40
Badge Engine CC 999
Badge Power 95.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 10.55
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 10.90
Engine BHP 95.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1143
Engine Torque 175.00
Top Speed 120
Front Tyres 205/55 R16
Rear Tyres 205/55 R16
Spare Tyre SPACE SAVER
Height 1471
Length 4362
Wheel Base 2649
Width 1793
Fuel Tank Size 52.50
Weight 1630
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1143
Towing Weight Unbraked 600
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The Scala is Skoda's most credible tilt yet at the supermini/family hatchback segment. Though the engineering's familiar from other VW Group models, the way the Czech brand has packaged it all up is quite appealing, with a decent combination of value, practicality and efficiency. If you prioritise sense and sensibility, want value in a car of this kind and are looking for something a little different from the obvious contenders in this class, the Scala could be worth a look.

Background

Skoda has yet to really crack the family hatchback market, which in some ways is strange given the considerable success that various generations of its Fabia supermini have enjoyed. Last time the Czech brand attacked this segment, it was so desperate to succeed that it brought us not one family hatch design but two, the very Skoda-like Rapid and the more conventional Rapid Spaceback. Now too, the supermini emphasis is divided - between this car and the slightly smaller Fabia small hatch. The Scala name comes from the Latin meaning 'stairs' or 'ladder', reflecting the fact that this model will be 'a leap forward in design and technology' according at least to Skoda. Of course, from an engineering point of view, it shares just about everything with Volkswagen Group contemporaries, in this case primarily VW's Golf and SEAT's Leon. But as usual, Skoda offers it all at slightly lower prices and with a range of 'Simply Clever' design features intended to make everyday life with this car just that little bit easier.

Driving Experience

So what's this Scala like on the road? Well other smaller cars that use its MQB-A0 chassis like the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo have impressed us with the way that relatively crude torsion bar damping can be tuned to provide a really supple quality of ride. This Skoda delivers that too. You can't have everything of course. Sharper potholes catch it out, but over commoner tarmac tears and highway undulations, it flows beautifully. With at least some of the kind of 'big car' feel that Skoda promises. Of course, it loses out to such as the Golf or the Focus in this class in terms of handling feedback. Throw this Skoda into a bend with any sort of vigour and though grip levels are admirable and the relative lack of body roll even quite surprising, there's little sense of enjoyment in the process through the light steering. Does that matter? Only you can decide. You'll want to know about engines. The Scala comes with three petrol units with a cylinder capacity of either 1.0 or 1.5 litres. Most will choose the 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, available with either 95PS or 110PS. The former unit comes only with a 5-speed manual stick shift, but if you choose the 110PS variant, you'll be offered the choice of either 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto. The DSG 'box is also optional on the other engine in the range. The 1.5 TSI 150PS petrol unit's worth a look, equipped as it is with efficient Active Cylinder Technology that means it's almost as efficient as the 1.0-litre option. Optional is an Adaptive Cruise Control system that can automatically keep the car a safe distance behind the vehicle in front on the motorway, being even able to slow you right down to a stop and start you off again if you come across a tailback.

Design and Build

The Scala is a crisp piece of design work with its clearly defined surfaces, flowing lines and sleek aerodynamics. The front is actually quite striking with an upright radiator grille, a large air inlet underneath and side Air Curtains. The side profile 'tornado line' makes the vehicle look longer and works well with the sweeping roof line. There are LED head and tail lights, wheels of between 16 to 18-inches in size and as an alternative to the standard tailgate, the car can be ordered with an extended rear window. Under the skin, the car sits on the VW Group's latest stiff, sophisticated MQB-A0 platform. Inside up-front, the Scala gets the brand's latest generation infotainment system with a free-standing screen positioned high on the dashboard in clear view of the driver. Plus there's the option of a 10.25-inch 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle display. Classy touches include ambient lighting with a white or red light, plus the warm hues and contrasting coloured stitching on the seat covers provide a pleasant feeling of spaciousness. The long 2,649mm wheelbase allows for more rear seat leg room than you might expect to find in a car of this class. Out back, there's a large 467-litre boot, the largest in the class. This increases to 1,410-litres with the rear bench folded.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £19,000 and the range consists of four familiar Skoda trim grades; 'S', 'SE', 'SEL' and 'Monte Carlo', with all four offering decent levels of standard specification. Despite its status as the entry-level model, the 'S' is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, leather for the steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever and a height adjustable driver's seat. Customers opting for the 'S' model also get air-conditioning, a DAB digital radio, front and rear electric windows and a 'Swing' infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen. In terms of safety equipment, the 'S' model features front head and side airbags, Front assist, Lane assist, a Speed limiter and Emergency call with proactive services. The mid-range 'SE' model adds a host of additional features including 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 just under £22,000 on your Scala, then your dealer will direct you to the plush '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. At the top of the range, the 'Monte Carlo' variant includes 18-inch black Vega alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof and an interior leather pack with red stitching.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, all the Scala engines meet the latest Euro 6D emissions standard and all the petrol units are equipped with a particulate filter. All engines come with brake energy recovery and Stop/Start technology. The 1.5 TSI is also equipped with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) that cuts the engine from four to two cylinders under light-to-medium throttle loads. Skoda won't be bringing to the UK the 1.0 G-TEC unit that's designed to run on CNG environmentally friendly natural gas. In terms of WLTP efficiency stats? Well, expect the base 1.0 TSI 95PS petrol unit to return up to 54.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 119g/km of CO2. The volume 110PS 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages to replicate those figures. For the 1.5 TSI, the figures are 51.4mpg and 124g/km. 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

We always thought that the Rapid Spaceback was an under-rated car and there's every chance the Scala will be too. If you really don't want to pay an awful lot extra for the slush-moulded sophistication of a Golf but want all the same engineering and practicality, then you'll find it here. And in a form that doesn't carry any sort of budget brand stigma. 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.

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What’s included?

  • Mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements, including associated parts and labour due to fair wear and tear
  • Bulbs, Batteries, Exhausts, Cam belts, Wiper blades, Alternators, Starter Motors
  • MOT tests
  • Premium Branded tyre replacements including valve and balance*

*Some of our partner funders do not cover damage through punctures or vandalism/deliberate damage. Please ask if you require more details.