Skoda Slavia To Replace Rapid, To Be Unleashed ‘Next Month’

Skoda Slavia to Replace Rapid

Skoda Slavia has set to enter the Indian automobile market after Rapid’s descent tenner came to an end. It is expected to take over the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, and Hyundai Verna among the mid-size sedans.

Skoda is all set to launch its brand new premium mid-size sedan Slavia for the Indian automobile market. The carmaker has assured that the new Slavia is all set to break covers and take over in November.

Skoda had newly teased the Slavia 2021, offering a first look at how the sedan might look like. The carmaker also released the first motion post of the car muffled in orange camouflage, testing on Indian roads.

Zac Hollis, Director of Skoda India, has assured that the specifications about the Slavia will be unleashed next month. Replying to one of the tweets on Twitter, Hollis said: “This information will be released next month.” His reply has given a clear idea about the official announcement of the Slavia.

Slavia is recognized as a successor to the carmaker’s Rapid. Although, Slavia seems to be more premium than the Rapid models. The carmakers had confirmed that there, will be no more new models or facelifts of the Rapid sedan in India anymore.

Skoda’s Slavia is likely to be honored on the share of the MQB-A0-IN platform, which pins all the new generation Volkswagen cars and Skoda cars. It includes the newly launched Kushaq and Taigun SUVs. Skoda Slavia is expected to come with the same 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that powers the Kushaq SUV. Next, the transmission job is to be handled by either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Slavia is going to be the third model to be introduced in India this year. The carmaker has launched the Kushaq SUV and the new generation Octavia sedan this year. While Octavia will resist being Skoda’s flagship model in the sedan fragment, the Slavia will take place like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, and Hyundai Verna in the mid-size sedans.

Slavia will shortly have a new opponent from its sibling carmaker Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Virtus, which is probably to share the MQB-A0-IN platform with Skoda Slavia, is seen as the other popular Vento sedan. The latest sedan from the German carmaker may get the same 1.5 litre turbo petrol unit sourced from SUV taigun. The engine might come mated to either 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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