Start of production of new SCALA compact car at ŠKODA AUTO in Mladá Boleslav

Start of production of new SCALA compact car at ŠKODA AUTO in Mladá Boleslav

› ŠKODA sets new benchmarks in the compact car segment with the SCALA

› ŠKODA’s first model based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform

› Choice of three petrol engines and a TDI; CNG version will follow later this year

Mladá Boleslav, 7 February 2019 – The first ŠKODA SCALA has rolled off the production line

at ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. With the start of production of the all-new

compact car, a new technological chapter has begun for the Czech car manufacturer: the

ŠKODA SCALA is the brand’s first model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0


ŠKODA CEO, Bernhard Maier, said, “We are starting a new chapter in ŠKODA’s compact car

range with the new ŠKODA SCALA. It is an all-new model that sets benchmarks within its segment

in terms of technology, safety and design. The SCALA perfectly embodies the ŠKODA-typical

‘smart understatement’. We’re convinced that the SCALA has the best chance of redefining

the compact segment for ŠKODA.”

Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, emphasizes: "The

start of production of the all-new ŠKODA SCALA is a very special occasion for the entire company,

especially for our workforce. The new model was designed and developed in Mladá Boleslav – and

it will be built here from today, as well."

The SCALA is the brand’s first model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform. This

enables the use of innovative assistance systems from higher-tier segments and provides even

more safety and comfort in the compact car segment. Alongside Lane Assist, ŠKODA offers Blind

Spot Detect or Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control for the SCALA. Full-

LED headlights and tail lights are also available.

Customers can currently choose between four engine variants: three petrol engines and a TDI. A

fifth variant, a CNG version powered by natural gas, will follow later this year. The power outputs

range from 66 kW (90 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). They all come with turbocharging as well as direct

injection and fulfil the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. They are also equipped with Stop/Start

and brake energy recovery technology. The entry-level versions will go on sale in the second

quarter of 2019. The SCALA is the brand’s first European model to feature ‘ŠKODA’ in block

lettering on the tailgate.

Further information, press texts, infographics, footage and photos of ŠKODA SCALA are

available in the interactive press kit at ŠKODA Storyboard.

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