We suspect Volkswagen must be a bit nervous now…
Czech carmaker Skoda is just a little while off revealing its all-new Scala compact hatch, which will replace the Rapid Sportback (and perhaps later, the Rapid saloon). Its full debut is scheduled for December 6th, but ahead of that, they’ve shown off its interior.
At first glance, it looks too good to be true. There’s a huge 9.2-inch touchscreen, which has its size emphasised by its black-glass touch-sensitive surround, which together floats on the top of the centre stack. Beneath that sit a pair of vents, and beneath that, the HVAC controls. Ahead of the driver a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit setup is clear to see and across the dash, there’s a lightly-coloured panel of what appears to be wood.
But mind, this is a Skoda. It’s probably fake.
Skoda’s very proud to announce to the world that they’ve extensively improved the levels of perceived quality in the transformation to Scala from Rapid, like using a newly-developed kind of foam surface with a new grain style for the interior door cards, said to mimic structures of crystal.
The Scala will be built on MQB-A0, a cheaper version of the MQB platform that underpins everything from the Volkswagen Golf to the Skoda Kodiaq. No further details have been offered thus far, but as we understand it, the Scala will be quite the thing when it makes its full public debut in Tel Aviv later this week.