The Czech brand’s new interior concept follows the overall direction set by the ŠKODA VISION RS concept car which was revealed at the Paris Motorshow in October. The SCALA will be the first ŠKODA production model to feature this emotive design language, blending ergonomics and emotional appeal. Key elements include a central display positioned high up in the driver’s field of vision and a redesigned instrument panel.
The focal point of the interior concept in the ŠKODA SCALA is the display – with a size of up to 9.2 inches, it’s the largest in this vehicle segment and perfectly positioned in the driver’s and front passenger’s field of vision. This free-standing, central display is framed by a character line that echoes the emotive contours of the bonnet. Below the display, this line also creates an ergonomic wrist rest for operating the touchscreen.
The controls for the air conditioning in the centre console and the buttons for the start/stop system, Driving Mode Select and Park Assist right in front of the gear shift lever are likewise well placed and within comfortable reach. The lateral air vents extend into the doors and amplify the visual impression of width, adding to the generous sense of space.
The dashboard and front door trim panels feature a sophisticated soft-foam surface with a specific new grain texture. This emulates crystalline structures and will define the ŠKODA brand’s style in the future.