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The birth of the Scala saw a simple concoction of high-quality materials, useful bits of technology and a comfortable ride

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Brought to market in 2019, the Skoda Scala is a class-leading family hatchback in terms of space and practicality. The Czech manufacturer has positioned the Scala between its smaller Fabia and larger Octavia siblings.

The Scala resides in a competitive market featuring household names such as the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, but this doesn't mean it's outmatched. It successfully fights its own corner, winning multiple awards along the way, thanks to a number of features, such as:

  • Good set of available equipment across the range
  • Excellent value for money
  • Strong safety rating
  • Varied choice of engines

Discover what the Skoda Scala has to offer in more detail below.

Engines and Driving Experience

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The ride in the Scala is what you'd expect from any Skoda: comfortable, well-controlled and decent to drive. Manual and automatic gearboxes are on offer. The former is more popular, but the latter offers a more relaxing experience on long-haul trips.

Petrol engines come as a trio of 1.0-litre petrol configurations with varying amounts of power, or a larger 1.5-litre motor that has 150bhp. The smaller setups can be a bit sluggish but aren't too much of a burden if travelling around town.

All engines are fairly economical, but the 1.6-litre TDI diesel that can be found on the used car market achieves up to 66mpg. We'd recommend this if you travel long distances regularly and want to limit refuelling stops at service stations.

Practicality and Running Costs

Skoda Scala Boot

Practicality is where the Skoda Scala makes a name for itself. The shape of the curved hatchback rear-end makes loading luggage an easy task, creating 467 litres of boot space. Fold the seats down and you'll see this increase to a minivan-esque 1,410 litres.

Interior space is also generous, with the rear seats providing enough room for adults to ride comfortably. Accessing the ISOFIX mounting points in the rear is no challenge when fitting child seats and a number of useful storage compartments can be used to hold your little one's toys, keeping the cabin nice and tidy.

Getting yourself insured is also low-cost. The highest insurance group is 20 (out of 50) for better specification and higher-powered models. Any Evans Halshaw dealership is well-equipped to take care of your servicing and maintenance needs.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Skoda Scala Interior

No corners were cut when it came to the Scala's interior, with the build quality being very pleasing. Keeping it simple, Skoda have provided comfortable seats and nice, soft-touch plastics. It may not have the wow factor that others in its class can provide, but it's a design you can rely on to get the job done.

Going for the entry-level S specification sees you receive the basics, which unfortunately isn't a long list of equipment, so the SE models and above are the ones to go for if you're after the latest gadgets. Technology such as adaptive cruise control, wireless Smartlink and park assist can be found on examples within the used car market.

Safety is always a priority when it comes to Skodas and the Scala abides. Earning the full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to a range of available features, such as:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blind spot detection
  • Driver fatigue sensor
  • Park assist

Is the Skoda Scala right for me?

Skoda have come to market with a typically-reliable, safe and roomy family hatchback that can compete on the used car market.

The aforementioned Ford Focus possesses a more engaging drive, making those long trips with the family more fun for the driver. Other alternatives such as the BMW 1 Series or Volkswagen Golf offer a more premium experience and look more attractive than the no-frill Skoda.

But there's multiple reasons why the Scala has won a number of awards and it doesn't deserve to be ruled out because it's less flashy than some rivals.

Why purchase a used Skoda Scala through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.