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What should I be paying?

Prices start from £20,120 for the 1.0-litre petrol with the lower output that you don’t want, and £20,920 for the upper powered variant that you do. You’re looking at a £22,395 for the 1.5-litre four pot, if that floats your boat.

Monthly payments start at around £225 for the 1.0-litre petrol, with the higher output variant only £10 a month extra. The range-topping 1.5-litre starts from around £255, on a four-year agreement with a £5k initial payment.

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With manufacturers still prioritising higher profit options amidst partsageddon, your current available trim levels consist of SE, SE Technology, SE L, and the highest-spec Monte Carlo. 

That means that even in its most basic of specifications the Scala comes pretty well equipped, with highlights including 16-inch alloys, an eight-inch touchscreen, cruise control, rear parking sensors, and a ‘jumbo box in the front centre console’, whatever that may be.

The SE Technology – aimed at business drivers – gets chrome window surround details, rear LED lights, the top-spec 9.2-inch infotainment system, and front and rear parking sensors, while the SE L adds 17-inch alloys, electric door mirrors, privacy glass, digital dials, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera and a smattering of chrome detail to the dashboard, door panelling, gear and handbrake.

The range-topping Monte Carlo edition, aimed at ‘stylish’ younger buyers, introduces black 18in alloy wheels, 10.25in digital instrument cluster, a panoramic glass roof and extended tailgate glass design, plus black roof spoiler, radiator grille and Skoda tailgate lettering.

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The Scala really is best suited to modest specification and fitness-for-purpose, anything else is just gilding the lily. We reckon your best bet is the three-pot 1.0-litre with the higher output (112bhp), six-speed manual in the mid-range SE L trim, which gets you the better infotainment screen and handy rearview camera.

That hits the market at £23,085. Sounds a little pricey, but there’s plenty of standard kit, and it’s the best compromise for ease-of-use and general goodness. Nice.

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