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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