Škoda moves up a class with an impressive Scala hatchback

Škoda moves up a class with an impressive Scala hatchback View Gallery
The new Škoda Scala may have some rivals running for cover

The Czech carmaker has jettisoned the lacklustre Rapid in favour of a rather more interesting animal, writes Dave Humphreys

Czech marque Škoda, having rolled out two-thirds of its new SUV product plan to widespread acclaim and growing customer demand, is now turning its attention to the highly competitive hatchback segment.

One of its current protagonists, the Rapid (recently made famous by its use as transport by Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland), is a lacklustre offering eclipsed and outsold by the more popular Fabia and Octavia models. Rather than merely renewing it, Škoda...

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