Skoda Slavia, Next Model in VW India 2.0 Strategy, Close To Its Debut

Updated On: 27 October 2021 Yatharth Chauhan

After the introduction of the Kushaq, Skoda Auto India is not close to unveiling the next model for the ever-expanding local car market. Dubbed Skoda Slavia, the new model will compete in the C2-segment and will go on to rival the likes of Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. The carmaker asserts that the new model would offer 'generous amounts of space' while the safety kit will include up to six airbags and many driver assistance systems on the higher models. The Slavia will be sold in two engine variants. Also Read- Skoda Kushaq 1.5 Style AT To Launch In November - Gets 6 Airbags!

Nomenclature History

The brand 'Slavia' pays homage to the Czech carmaker's rich heritage. The name of the upcoming Rapid-replacement celebrates the inception of Laurin & Klement in Mlad᠂oleslav. Hardly a year after the company was formed in 1896, Vᣬav Laurin and Vᣬav Klemen launched their first-ever bicycle that was called 'Slavia'. The brand name has now been resurrected for the carmaker's latest sedan that is all set to be positioned below the Octavia and close to the Kushaq. skoda slavia rear three quarters images

Skoda Slavia Dimensions

The Skoda Slavia measures 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width and has a height of 1,487 mm. Its wheelbase of 2,651 mm is more than 50 mm longer than that of the Honda City. While the compact exterior dimensions would help it easily find its way through crowded city streets, the best-in-segment wheelbase should translate into a spacious cabin for passengers in both rows. Also Read- Skoda Slavia to Make India Debut Later This Year - Official skoda slavia front three quarters images

Skoda Slavia Specifications

Based on the same MQB-A0-IN architecture as the Kushaq, the Slavia will even share the engine options with C-SUV. Therefore, the entry-level variants will be powered by a 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine that develops 115 PS of maximum power. On the other hand, the bigger 1.5-litre TSI EVO turbocharged petrol option will deliver 150 PS. The bigger motor will offer active cylinder technology (ACT) that shuts down two cylinders when the engine load is low, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency. Both the motors will come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard while a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission is optional for the 1.0-litre TSI. The 1.5-litre TSI can also be paired with a 7-speed DSG. The new sedan will offer many passive and active safety features - The top-end models will offer up to 6 airbags - 1 each for the driver and front passenger, as well as front side airbags and head curtain airbags. Speaking on the new model, Thomas Sch䦥r, CEO, `koda Auto, said: Following the successful launch of our compact SUV, the KUSHAQ, we are now upping the ante with this latest model, the SKODA SLAVIA. I feel confident this mid-size premium sedan will appeal to new customers in India. We are taking the next step towards achieving our ambitious goal of developing SKODA AUTO into the leading European car manufacturer in India. Also Read- Skoda Rapid Matte Limited Edition Launched at Rs 11.99 Lakh skoda slavia rear three quarters images Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director of SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited, explained: With the new SKODA SLAVIA, we are continuing our model campaign under the INDIA 2.0 project. Following hard on the heels of the KUSHAQ  which is highly appreciated by Indian customers for its robust build, safety, high quality and excellent value for money  the SLAVIA will deliver on all these aspects and set new benchmarks for design and performance in its segment. Built in India for India and the world, our latest model illustrates the skills and expertise of our local engineers who contributed significantly to its development, in collaboration with the global team. Zac Hollis, Brand Director SKODA AUTO India, said: With our new SLAVIA, we are launching a feature-rich vehicle that offers outstanding design, build quality, reliability and driving dynamics. The SLAVIA combines the benefits of a mid-size premium sedan with SKODAs emotive design language, modern technology and state-of-the-art assistance systems. So, what are your views on the Skoda Slavia? Do let us know through the comments section below. Also, join our 91Wheels Telegram and 91Wheels Whatsapp group to know more about vehicles, conduct discussions on your favourite ride and much more! Also, you can subscribe to our Youtube channel for video content on the latest from the world of cars and motorcycles. Also, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more about vehicles!
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Skoda Slavia

Slavia is a Sedan car from Skoda. Skoda is expected to be launched at a price of Rs. ₹ 10.00 Lakh in Indian automobile market.
₹ 10.00 Lakh

Expected Launch Date : January 2022

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