Skoda has officially revealed some important aspects of the car ahead of its launch. The new Skoda Slavia will be the second car manufactured by the company under the India 2.0 project after the launch of its sibling Kushaq. What company has announced and looking at Kushaq we believe that the mid-sized premium will be priced very competitively in the Indian market. The company also unveiled the car’s dimensions officially, adding to which Thomas Schäfer, Skoda Auto CEO, said
“Following the successful launch of our compact SUV, the KUSHAQ, we are now upping the ante with this latest model, the ŠKODA SLAVIA. I feel confident this midsize premium sedan will appeal to new customers in India. We are taking the next step towards achieving our ambitious goal of developing ŠKODA AUTO into the leading European car manufacturer in India.”
Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited, explained, “With the new ŠKODA 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.”
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The engine options for the car will be a 1.0-litre TSI three cylinders engine that produces 115 PS of power and 175 Nm of peak torque. The second engine option is a four-cylinder 1.5-litre TSI unit capable of 150 PS power and 250 Nm of torque. The more powerful 1.5-litre engine is paired with a seven-speed DSG while the 1.0-litre variant has a six-speed manual and automatic as options. Active cylinder technology can be found in Slavia as well that shuts down two-piston for improving fuel efficiency. For safety, Skoda will use numerous assistance systems and 6 airbags.
Talking about the dimensions, the Skoda Slavia is 4,541 mm long, 1,752 mm wide and has a height of 1,487 mm while the wheelbase measures 2,651 mm. Zac Hollis, Brand Director Skoda Auto India, added “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 midsize premium sedan with ŠKODA’s emotive design language, modern technology and state-of-the-art assistance systems.”
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