Skoda Scala Hatchback Received G-TEC VersionJune 26, 2019
The novelty has become the second model of the Czech brand on natural gas. But the primacy in this niche belongs to the updated Octavia G-TEC.
Currently, more and more automakers are recalling cars running on compressed natural gas. Of course, the prevailing trend towards widespread electrification is not yet reversed by this, but interesting new products are “regularly released”. So, the Czech brand Skoda showed a CNG-version of its compact Scala hatchback, which replaced the Rapid. A year earlier, the brand presented the updated Octavia G-TEC.
Unlike its predecessor, the Skoda Scala G-TEC gets a liter three-cylinder turbo engine with a very modest return of 90 hp. For him, the manufacturer has provided a six-speed manual transmission.
Three reservoirs are responsible for storing compressed natural gas (CNG), which hold 13.8 kg. This is quite enough for the Scala G-TEC hatchback to be able to cover up to 410 kilometers on gas alone. In turn, the nine-liter gas tank gives an additional 220 kilometers. In the combined manner, the range of the novelty grows to 630 km. The transition from CNG to gasoline occurs automatically. All customers will be offered three complete sets of new items – Active, Ambition and Style.
Because of the gas tanks, the boot capacity suffered – 339 liters versus 467 for the standard model. At the same time, the company assures that this is the best amount of luggage in the segment of cars on natural gas.
Meanwhile, the German company Audi has added power to the “gas” hatchback A3. The place of the former 1.4-liter 110-horsepower engine took a one and a half liter turbo engine with 131 hp.
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