Frankfurt showed a fuel-efficient version of the Skoda Scala hatchback

Frankfurt showed a fuel-efficient version of the Skoda Scala hatchback

September 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Czech automaker has released a new version of the Skoda Scala hatchback, which is now capable of working on methane.

Despite the general tendency to electrify cars, fuel-efficient cars with gas engines capable of running on gas are still relevant in Europe. Therefore, in Frankfurt, the Skoda Scala G-TEC stood out from the total mass of new products.

Recall that the model was announced last fall. But only now the Czechs have added such a modification to the range of the Scala line, telling at the same time about some new details. So, the return of a 1.0-liter engine is 90 hp. and 160 Nm of torque. Combined motor with 6-speed manual transmission. And of course, an important parameter when choosing such a car is methane reserves and mileage on only one gas. It turned out that 3 steel cylinders for compressed natural gas with a total capacity of 13.8 kg were installed in the hatchback.

It turned out that the indicated methane supply of Skoda Scala is less than, for example, that of a classmate of VW Golf TGI (17.3 kg) and even more so of Octavia G-TEC (17.7 kg). But a lighter and leaner engine allows you to drive a more or less comparable distance on one gas: 410 km for the Czech model versus 422 for Golf and 480 for Octavia.

If methane runs out, the Skoda Scala engine automatically switches to gasoline. Its stock in the hatchback is 9 liters, which should be enough for an average of 220 km of track. Total 630 km of course. The carbon dioxide emissions of such a hatchback are a quarter less than that of the gasoline counterpart. The Skoda Scala G-TEC will go on sale in a couple of months. Representatives of the brand have not yet named the cost of the novelty.