At the top of the performance scale: top scores for the Skoda Scala
DTE Systems is already optimizing the most powerful gasoline engine in Skoda’s new family hatchback
Longer, wider and much more distinctive: The new Skoda Scala outplays its predecessor in all dimensions. Albeit on the same platform as Polo and A1, the Scala is longer than its brothers. So far, only the engine line-up and the performance are the same among the VW family. However, with the chip tuning products by DTE Systems, the Skoda Scala now overtakes its corporate brothers.
The Skoda Scala is available with four different engines. The only diesel is a 1.6-litre with 115hp while the four-cylinder 1.5-litre TSI tops the range with 150hp. For all Scala’s there are now tuning boxes by DTE Systems - also with smartphone control, if required.
Chip tuning for the Skoda Scala: Easy installation, great performance
The engine tuning PowerControl X is needed for an increasing TSI performance in the powerful 1.5 l petrol engine. Connected via plug & play to intake manifold, boost pressure and camshaft, the effect immediately is noticeable after the first start. With an additional output of +29 hp and +43 ft-lbs (+58 Nm), the Scala 1.5 TSI does not even need to fear the comparison with the more powerful Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI.
|Skoda-Scala stock performance||Performance improvement with PowerControl X by DTE Systems|
|1.0 TSI with 95hp, 175 Nm||+23hp, +35 Nm|
|1.0 TSI with 115hp, 200 Nm||+22hp, +35 Nm|
|1.5 TSI with 150hp, 250 Nm||+29hp, +58 Nm|
|1.6 TDI with 115hp, 250 Nm||+19hp, +40 Nm|
Modern extra power with the real-time result
The higher torque and the increased agility are noticeable on the road. The newly gained driving characteristics can also be individualized. PowerControl X is available with the three programs Sport, Dynamic and Efficiency that can also be fine-tuned via plus and minus buttons. DTE Systems also offers PowerControl X tuning box with app control. You can select all the programs and adjustments with your smartphone as well as using innovative real-time features such as accelerometers, warm-up timer or a sport instrumentation panel.
Individual and highly scaled acceleration - the PedalBox in the new Skoda Scala
The Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI is expected to hit 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds. To improve the acceleration by up to 10%, DTE Systems offers the PedalBox - the accelerator tuning. Connected to the accelerator sensors, the improved throttle and the optimized accelerator response are immediately noticeable. Likewise, the Scala driver can choose between three driving modes: City, Sport or Sport Plus. The PedalBox programs can also be selected and personalized via the PedalBox smartphone app.
Skoda Scala: Facts and figures
The new Rapid successor is the first Skoda model on the MQB A0 platform, which also is used for the Audi A1, VW Polo VI, Seat Arona, Seat Ibiza V and VW T-Cross. The Skoda Scala is six 2.4 inches longer than its predecessor and also the wheelbase is two inches longer. Skoda produces the Scala at the Czech automobile factory in Mladá Boleslav. Market launch in the United Kingdom was in May 2019.