New Scala gets the Monte Carlo styling
September 5, 2019
Skoda is expanding its new Scala compact model series by introducing the popular Monte Carlo trim level.
It pays homage to the car maker’s successful rally history and uses distinctive black elements and black Skoda lettering at the rear to lend the dynamic Scala an even sportier visual presence.
Skoda compact models’ sporty lifestyle variants traditionally bear the Monte Carlo designation. The latter refers to the urban district of the Principality of Monaco, which is synonymous with glitter and glamour – as well as over one hundred years of motor racing history.
First held in 1911, the Monte Carlo Rally has the longest tradition of all the events forming part of today’s World Rally Championship series, and Skoda achieved some of its greatest motor racing successes there.
Oliver Stefani, Head of Skoda Design, said: “With the new Monte Carlo version, we are putting even greater emphasis on the Scala’s sporty and dynamic character. The black Monte Carlo features large alloy wheels and the storied name establish a link with our successful rally vehicles and are even more specifically designed for a younger target audience which appreciates sportiness and an emotive, lifestyle-focused design.”
Numerous black elements give the dynamic car an even sportier presence. The frame of the distinctive grille flanked by full-LED headlights is finished in glossy black, and parts of the redesigned front apron also come in black. The Skoda lettering taking the place of the central Skoda logo on the tailgate is another element which comes in black. The model’s side view is defined by black 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch optional) with a special Monte Carlo design, as well as black wing mirror caps and side sills.
Standard equipment for the Monte Carlo trim level, which is available with any engine from the model series roster, includes SunSet tinted side windows as well as a panoramic roof and extended rear window complete with a black roof spoiler. A black rear diffuser and black model designations as well as full-LED tail lights round off the sporty appearance of the new Scala range-topper, which can also be identified by a special badge.
There are height-adjustable sports seats with integrated headrests and special Monte Carlo upholstery, and the decorative trims and instrument cluster likewise feature a standalone design.
The multifunction sports steering wheel is covered in perforated leather bearing the same red decorative seams as the leather finish for the gear stick and handbrake lever. Another red accent comes in the shape of the LED ambient lighting illuminating the centre console, footwells and door storage compartments and handles.
The air vents in the instrument panel impress with a chrome look, and the trim level also includes LED reading lights. Pedal trim with an aluminium design, special floor mats, Scala lettering on the door sills and a black roof lining round off the sporty interior ambience.