Zastava Skala " class="IPA">[stoˈjǎdin], a male name, from the similarity with Serbo-Croatian for 101, "sto jedan") and in Slovenia as "Stoenka" ("The 101").
In the final years of production, the Zastava Skala was available in a single trim level: the 55-horsepower, 1.1-liter, 5-door Skala 55. In 2008, a new Skala could be purchased for just under 4,000 euros, undercutting the Zastava Koral (an ameliorated Yugo).
Production of the Zastava Skala continued for some time after the discontinuation of the Zastava 128. The Skala features a fifth door, making it impressively functional at this price level. Drop the rear seat and cargo space increases from 325 to 1,010 liters.
Due to its practicality and robustness, and thanks in no small part to its low price, the Skala 55 continued to sell well in Serbia until the end of production in 2008. 1.273.532 have been built since 1971.
Zastava in late 2007 estimated that the Skala 55 was the world's second most-affordable car at the time.