Skoda Scala introduces new engine

Skoda has introduced a new entry-point to the Scala range.

Skoda has broadened its Scala hatchback lineup, adding a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.

The 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol comes in two states of tune. The entry-level model has 70kW and 175Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed gearbox as standard, while the more potent option generates 80kW and 200Nm of torque, but gets a six-speed manual gearbox.

A 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo is the most powerful option – and available in Australia with the Launch Edition – producing 110kW and 250Nm of torque. It comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, chrome window surrounds, LED tail lights and a traffic sign recognition system. Inside, there’s some silver trim for the dashboard and Skoda’s larger 9.2-inch Amundsen infotainment system, which offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Skoda is targeting the new entry-level 1.0-litre at fleet customers, which is a highly competitive market in Europe for it that’s mostly driven by value, and unlikely to fit in plans for Australia.

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