Skoda has pulled off the wraps from the Skoda Slavia in India. Roped in as a replacement model for the very popular Rapid sedan, the new Skoda Slavia offers a bigger and more premium experience over its predecessor. For now, the prices of 1.0-litre TSI variants of the Skoda Slavia are out, while the prices of 1.5-litre TSI variants will be announced on 3rd March 2022.
Prices and Variants
The new Skoda Slavia has been launched in three variants with the 1.0-litre TSI engine – Active, Ambition and Style. The top-spec Style variant is offered in two versions – one without a sunroof and the other with a sunroof. Except for the base-spec Active, the other two variants are offered with the choice of automatic transmission as well. Following are the prices of all the variants of Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSI:
- Active – Rs 10.69 lakh
- Ambition – Rs 12.39 lakh
- Style (without sunroof) – Rs 13.59 lakh
- Style (with sunroof) – Rs 13.99 lakh
- Ambition – Rs 13.59 lakh
- Style (with sunroof) – Rs 15.39 lakh
(all prices ex-showroom, India)
Sharing it’s MQB A0 IN platform with the Kushaq SUV, the new Skoda Slavia is a bigger car over the Rapid. It is 4,541mm long, 1,752mm wide and 1,487mm tall, with its wheelbase rated at 2,651mm and ground clearance rated at 179mm. The overall design of the Skoda Slavia looks inspired by that of the bigger Octavia, with angular LED headlamps and tail lamps, sharp creases flowing sideways and a decent amount of chrome all around. The Slavia also comes equipped with daytime running LEDs and cornering fog lamps at the front.
Interior design and Features
On the inside, the new Skoda Slavia is a far more modern car as compared to Rapid, with an all-new and much more premium cabin layout. The Slavia is offered with a dual-tone black and beige layout as standard, with hints of gloss black highlights at places.
In its top-spec form, the Skoda Slavia is heavily equipped with features like a full-TFT instrument console, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, sunroof, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, leather upholstery, push start-stop button and multi-functional two-spoke steering wheel with cruise control.
The safety equipment list of the Skoda Slavia comprises front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and camera, electronic stability control, electronic differential system and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Engine and Transmission
All these 1.0-TSI variants come with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine under their hood. Available with both the options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter, the engine produces a maximum power output of 115 PS and a peak torque output of 175 Nm. While the manual versions claim a fuel efficiency figure of 19.47 kmpl, the same for automatic variants is 18.07 kmpl.
The Skoda Slavia will continue to carry forward the legacy of the Rapid and compete with sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The lineup of Slavia will soon be joined by 1.5 TSI variants on 3rd March 2022, which will be positioned as a niche offering.