Skoda Scala 2019 RHD front cornering shot

Skoda Scala 1.6 TDI SE L 5dr Review

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Manufacturer price from:£22,065
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Don't discount the Scala on the basis that it's cheap. It ticks almost every box, with a smooth ride, decent handling, a good infotainment system, amazing rear seat space and an excellent boot. In fact, only its cheap-looking interior and weaker than average resale values mark it down.

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Trim: SE L

We'd suggest going for the SE L trim because it still represents good value and adds micro-suede seat inserts, bigger 17in wheels, LED rear lights, dynamic indicators, privacy glass, climate control, electrically folding door mirrors, and keyless entry and start. You also get a bigger 9.2in infotainment screen with online connectivity. 

Engine: 1.6 TDI

Provides a good swell of low-end shove, but it's no quicker than the 1.0 TSI 115 flat out and it's the least hushed engine in the range. The only benefits are for those looking for maximum fuel economy, because while CO2 emissions are slightly better than the petrol 1.0-litre, don't forget company car drivers will have to pay the 4% diesel supplement. 

Key information

0-62 MPH10.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 55.4Motorway: 78.5
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating