Read the full review here: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/sk ... ype-reviewThe Scala won’t be officially revealed until December, so we drove a prototype version, which isn’t far from final. If you could ignore the camouflage and lack of interior (more on that later), there’s little behind the wheel to suggest this is anything but a production-ready model.
If you were blindfolded, it’s hard to tell it apart from many other Skodas – and indeed Volkswagen Group models – which, while it might not be original, is exactly what Skoda is aiming for. When we commented to an engineer that it felt like other Skodas, he was glad, describing it as the “Skoda DNA”.
The chassis set-up is comfortable and given that Czech roads are as rough in places as the UK, it’s a fair measure of its capabilities. Skoda will offer an optional Sport Chassis Preset configuration, which makes the car 15mm lower and adds a more sporty dynamic to the set-up. We tried both possibilities and, naturally, the standard model is far more comfortable. It’s hard to imagine that many Scala drivers will want the harder ride of Sport Chassis Preset, but Skoda assures us it will be very popular in some markets, albeit not the UK.
Steering, while not yet finalised, is light and has the vagueness of many modern VW Group cars. Nonetheless, it’s effortless in most driving scenarios and, importantly, will suit most buyers of this sort of car.
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