In Germany, you can now purchase a 188bhp version of the Scala hatchbacks with a 1 . 5-litre engine fine-tined by Abt
Great news German Skoda fans! The company’s VW Golf-sized Scala hatchback continues to be warmed up for a special version for the market only. Well, slightly — the Scala Edition S is not really popular hatch material, therefore the lack of RS badge.
Rather than stick a powerful EA888 second . 0-litre inline-four under the bonnet, Skoda has kept the biggest petrol motor currently offered in the Scala plus asked Abt to give it the fiddle. The engine upgrade is definitely an officially sanctioned one, much since it was for the UK-market Seon Leon ST Cupra R ‘s pack through the tuner company.
Unspecified tweaks raise the 1 . 5-litre TSI Evo inline-four’s power output through 148bhp to 184bhp, with the rpm growing from 184ft lb in order to 214lb ft. There aren’t any kind of performance figures available to the car, using the bog-standard 1 . 5 Scala taking 8. 2 seconds to visit from 0-62mph, the Edition T should be firmly in respectable seven-second territory.
To go using the extra under-bonnet fizz, the Scala Monte Carlo-based creation has an Abt-branded splitter, a new rear spoiler plus a gloss black rear diffuser. This sits on sportier suspension plus black Abt ER-C18 alloy tires.
In the cabin, which usually there doesn’t seem to be photos associated with, the Edition S gets dark fabric sports seats, a more sport (no doubt D-shaped) leather-wrapped controls, “carbon look” trim and stainless-steel pedals. Snazzy.
Manufacturing will be limited to 500 units that are priced at €33, 790 a put. We’ve asked a Skoda push representative if anything like this can be coming to the UK, but at the moment, we are assuming not.