Skoda Slavia: All You Need to Know About the Upcoming Czech Automobile in India

Skoda Slavia All You Need To Know

Prior to its market launch, Skoda has premiered Slavia on the global level. Slavia will be a replacement for Rapid as an entry-level sedan. The pre-order bookings have opened at Rs 11,000 while the actual price of the model will be announced in March 2022.

Let’s have a look at some interesting details about Skoda’s new sedan here.

Dimensions

The Slavia measures 4.54m in length, 1.75m in width, 1.48 m in height and has a 2.65m long wheelbase. This means that the Slavia will be larger and more spacious than the Rapid in all dimensions. It has a large boot space of 521 litres which is the highest offered in Slavia’s segment.

Slavia is underpinned by the localised MQB A0-IN platform similar to Skoda’s Kushaq.

Even though this model is set to replace Rapid, Slavia will not be just a revamped version of Rapid. Slavia has been made bigger in size, spacious on the inside and equipped with better features to rival Honda’s City and Hyundai’s Verna on its arrival in the domestic markets.

skoda slavia all you need to know

Exterior

Skoda is expected to give Slavia its signature butterfly grille flanked by crystalline headlamps with L-shaped LED daytime running lights. It has a coupe-like profile with a sporty looking bumper in the front and a spoiler integrated into the boot lid.

The wheels are a 16-inch dual-tone alloy that are stylish yet look small when compared to the car’s bigger size.

Skoda Slavia interior features

Interior

On the equipment front, Slavia gets:

  • Electronic sunroof
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Auto headlamps and Auto wipers
  • Ventilated front seats
  • A new 10-inch touchscreen
  • Multifunctional 8-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • A high-spec audio system with six speakers and a sub-woofer

Safety features will include:

  • 6 airbags
  • Multi-collision brake
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking camera
  • Greater pedestrian protection in case of an accident
  • Tested for side pole and rear impacts
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Hill-hold control (only offered in selected trims)
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors

skoda slavia safety features

Engines and Transmission

Engine options will include 2 TSI turbo-petrol engines.

  1. A 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI petrol engine (from the EA211 family) that will produce 115hp. Transmission options for this engine will be either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.
  2. A 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI motor generating 150hp and 250Nm of torque. This will come mated to a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 

Slavia is also getting a slightly tuned suspension set-up when compared to the Kushaq so as to smoothen the ride over rough roads.

Expected Dates and Prices

The expected launch of the new Skoda Slavia is in the first quarter of this year. While it will reposition Rapid in Skoda’s portfolio, the Slavia will be priced a little higher than Rapid with its better specifications and equipment. Rapid has an ex-showroom price range between Rs 7.79 lakh and Rs 13.29 lakh. Slavia is anticipated to be priced around Rs 11 lakh-15 lakh (ex-showroom price).

Rivals

On its launch, Slavia will have a sibling from Volkswagen with similar spec and tech in the upcoming VW Virtus. Apart from Virtus, Slavia will contest against Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Toyota Yaris as well.

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