Skoda Scala SE Technology joins range in August

Business-focused Scala SE Technology offers lots of equipment and good value for money

  • Available to order from August 24
  • Only £400 more than SE trim
  • Initially offered with 1.5-litre petrol engine

The Skoda Scala hatchback range is to get a new SE Technology trim level next month. Aimed at companies that run large fleets, the Scala SE Technology includes a lot of extra equipment over the SE spec on which it’s based. The SE Technology model starts at £21,055, just £400 more than the SE.

Standard equipment includes the upgraded 9.2-inch Amundsen infotainment system with sat nav, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a year’s subscription to online features. Front and rear parking sensors also make the equipment list, alongside cruise control and LED tail-lights with scrolling indicators. Model-specific 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome window surrounds and a silver dashboard insert mark SE Technology cars out. Skoda says it includes equipment worth £2,100 over the SE trim, which makes it very good value.

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From launch, you can only order the SE Technology with Skoda’s familiar 1.5-litre petrol engine, which comes with the option of a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The engine is said to manage 49.6mpg with a manual, helped by cylinder deactivation that shuts down half the engine, and CO2 emissions are likely to put the SE Technology in the 29% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bracket for company-car drivers. Automatic cars return 46.3mpg and will probably sit one bracket higher.

Skoda has confirmed that more engines will be available later in the year, with the 1.0-litre petrol engine and 1.6-litre diesel engine both expected to feature. The 113bhp petrol engine currently offers the best BiK rate at 27%.

The Skoda Scala offers a huge boot given its compact dimensions (467 litres) and it also comes with a range of practical touches, such as an integrated ice scraper in the fuel filler cap.

See where the Skoda Scala features on our list of the best family cars.

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