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SKODA Unveils CNG Drive Feature with the New SCALA

New character, new technology, new name: with the SKODA SCALA, the Czech brand is extending its offering in the popular compact car segment. The all-new model offers a high level of active and passive safety, full-LED headlights and tail lights, plenty of space for luggage and passengers, as well as numerous Simply Clever features. Five engine variants are available ranging from 66 kW (90 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). The five-door hatchback combines its emotive design with a high degree of functionality and state-of-the-art connectivity. The new ŠKODA SCALA transmits the emotive design language of the VISION RS study, which impressed at the Paris Motor Show, into a series-production vehicle. It will enter the market as early as in the first half of 2019.

The SKODA SCALA version 1.0 G-TEC is considered the most eco-friendly on the road, for the Czechs the abbreviation for the methane-based version. The 90 hp (66kW) three-cylinder turbo is optimised for operation with compressed natural gas (CNG), producing significantly less CO2 than liquid fuels and low NOx emissions.

With the bivalent design of the engine there is also the possibility to continue with petrol. For this purpose, an emergency tank is available, which can be used if there is no compressed natural gas (CNG) gas a station nearby. Details of the tanks, fuel consumption and range as well as driving performance are not yet known, but the G-Tec version is equipped with a manual 6-speed gearbox.

Source: SKODA and gibgas