Skoda has officially unveiled the Slavia mid-size sedan in India. The Slavia is based on the MQB A0 IN platform shared with the Kushaq. Pre-bookings are now open and deliveries will commence in Q1 2022.
Slavia is the second major model from the Czech brand and third overall to be launched under the India 2.0 project initiated by the Skoda-Volkswagen India Group. Like Kushaq, Slavia will also be underpinned by a heavily localised MQB A0 IN architecture which would lead up to 95 percent of localisation in the upcoming sedan.
At 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width, 1,487 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm the Slavia is larger than the first-gen Octavia.
The Slavia features familiar styling cues with a trademark Skoda grille upfront which is flanked by sleek LED headlamps with integrated L-shaped LED DRLs on both sides. Slavia gets a sloping roofline giving it a coupe-like silhouette which Skoda calls a fastback design.
At the side profile, the upcoming sedan features sharp character lines as seen in other Skoda models. The 17-inch alloy wheels add to the car’s premium appeal. Moving towards the rear, Slavia gets a faux spoiler-like lip on the boot lid thanks to the fastback design. Additionally, the boot lid will feature chrome-finished Skoda lettering.
The Slavia comes with a dual-tone interior with clean and uncluttered dashboard layout. It features a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the centre and a 2-spoke steering wheel and an 8-inch digital instrument cluster. The car is available in three trims – Active, Ambition and Style.
Skoda Slavia feature highlights:
- Ventilated front seats
- Rear AC vents
- Wireless charging
- 6 Airbags
- Traction control
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Electronic Stability Program
The Slavia is available with two engine options. These include a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 113 BHP and 178 Nm and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor producing 148 BHP and 250 Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard with both engines. The former will get a 6-speed automatic option, while a 7-speed DSG will be available with the 1.5L engine.