Auto globally unveiled the new Skoda Slavia mid-sized premium sedan at a virtual
meet that saw the presence of Thomas Schaffer, CEO of Skoda Auto, Gurpratap
Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, Oliver Stefani, Head
of Design, Skoda Auto and Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India.
The Slavia will come in three variants: Active, Ambition and Style and will have the option of five body colours including a new crystal blue colour.
Bookings for the car have begun and deliveries will be made in the first quarter of 2022.
The Slavia is the second offering from Skoda based on the MQB A0 IN platform, the first one being the mid-szie SUV Kushaq. The Slavia forms part of the Group’s India 2.0 project. The elegantly designed car is 4541 in length, 1752 in width and 1487 in height. It has a wheelbase of 2651mm.
The Slavia will have an option of a 1 litre turbocharged stratified Injection or TSI petrol engine and a 1.5 Litre TSI petrol engine. The 1 litre engine will have an option of an AQ250-six speed automatic transmission as well as an MQ200-six speed manual transmission. The 1.5 litre engine will have an option of a DQ200-7speed DSG automatic transmission and an MQ281 6 speed manual torque convertor transmission.
The 1.5 litre TSI engine will come with Active Cylinder Technology which automatically shuts down two cylinder when the engine load is low.
With sharply contoured lines, the Slavia gives a very masculine and sporty look. In fact, the car is bigger in size than the first generation Octavia that was launched in India several years ago. The grille consists of a chrome frame with vertical slats. The large bumper comes with air inlets. It has bi-module full LED headlamps and sits on R16 Dual Tone alloy wheels. It has key less entry feature KESS.
The new Skoda Slavia comes with an electric sunroof which incorporates a bounce back system. The rear has crystalline split LED taillamps. The car has a boot space of 521 litres.
The interior is a mix of space and styling. The Slavia front seats are ventilated and rear too is as comfortable with independent AC vents and c type USB charging slots. The dashboard comprises a 10 inches touchscreen infotainment system with Skoda Play Apps. It has an 8 inches digital cockpit.
Also included in the cabin are auto dimming rear view mirror as well as wireless charging facility. There are elastic brands in front door pockets and smartphone pocket as well. On the dashboard is a utility rcess space, smart frip mat and a ticket holder.The new Slavia gets a multi function two spoke steering wheel with tilt and telescopic function.
Rear passengers get cup holders, coat hanger and comfortable seats which provide ample space. The doors have reflector tapes.
There are several safety features in the all new Slavia. Apart from features like Isofix mounts and three point safety belts with pretensioners, the Slavia has traction control, hill hold control, six airbags, ABS, tyre pressure monitoring, vehicle stability management, rain and light sensor, electronic brake forice distribution, disc brake wiping, multi collision braking, electronic differential locking system, etc.
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