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 platform.

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, said: "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.

In the UK, customers will be able to choose between two petrol and two diesel engines when the car is launched later this year. The power outputs range from 115 PS to 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 SCALA is the brand’s first European model to feature ‘ŠKODA’ in block lettering on the tailgate.