Škoda Scala manufacturing begins in Czech Republic | Article
The all-new Scala has began rolling off the meeting line at Škoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant, within the Czech Republic – the primary mannequin from the corporate primarily based on mother or father Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform.
Manufacturing of the Scala, which was designed and developed in Mladá Boleslav, entails sure elements being produced in parallel with the automobile manufacturing course of, a spokeswoman for the OEM informed Automotive Logistics.
“For instance, when a physique enters the meeting line, a provider situated a couple of miles from us instantly is aware of the automobile’s specs and may start to provide a cockpit or different part,” she stated.
“As a result of excessive variety of vehicles and different elements that Škoda Auto produces in Mladá Boleslav, we can’t depart them sitting in warehouses for weeks and even days,” she continued, including that the corporate constantly optimised its manufacturing processes to keep away from delays.
VW’s MQB-A0 platform creates uniformity within the entrance finish throughout all fashions, together with loads of area within the inside’s entrance part. Different options resembling wheelbases, observe widths, wheel sizes and seat positions are variable, the spokeswoman stated.
Frequent engines, transmissions, steering and chassis elements can all be used in numerous combinations, so long as the engines are put in tilted barely forwards and the space from the center of the entrance wheels to the pedals is the identical, she informed Automotive Logistics.
“The MQB considerably contributes to protecting the load down due to its use of recent designs and high-strength metal,” she added.
The sharing of widespread structure additionally allows driver help techniques from higher-tier segments to be launched, resembling lane-assist, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise management, in addition to offering larger security and luxury within the compact automobile sector, in response to Škoda.
CEO Bernhard Maier stated the mannequin set new benchmarks inside its phase by way of expertise, security and design.
The Scala will initially be made with 4 engines: three petrol variants and a turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel. A compressed pure gasoline (CNG) model will comply with later this 12 months.
The Scala’s gross sales launch is scheduled for the primary half of this 12 months. The corporate declined to be drawn on its goal markets.