Skoda has finally unveiled the new Slavia. It is a mid-size sedan that will be competing against Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City. The pre-bookings of the Slavia has started and the deliveries will be started in the first quarter of 2022. Here is an image gallery of the new Slavia.
The Slavia measures 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width and 1,487 mm in height. It is the widest sedan in the segment. This makes Slavia, the widest car in the segment. It has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm which translates to an ample amount of cabin space for the occupants.
Slavia is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform which also underpins the Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus. The MQB-A0-IN platform is a heavily localized version of the MQB-A0 platform that Volkswagen and its subsidiaries use for various products. Moreover, Skoda has been able to achieve a localization level of more than 95 percent.
Skoda will be offering the Slavia in three variants. There will be Active, Ambition and Style. There will be two petrol engine options on offer. There is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine.
The 1.0 TSI produces 115 PS of max power and 178 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The manual gearbox will be offered with all three variants. The automatic gearbox will be offered with only the Ambition and Style variant.
Then there is the 1.5 TSI that produces 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. This engine will be reserved only for the top-end Style variant. Also, the 1.5 TSI comes with ACT or Active Cylinder Technology. Because of this, it can shut off two of its cylinders under less load. This helps in saving fuel.
Now, speaking of the equipment, there are LED projector headlamps in the front with L-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp. At the rear, there are C-shaped split Crystalline LED tail lamps. The interior has been finished in a black and beige colour scheme. The top-end variant will also come with leather upholstery and perforated ventilated seats.
There is also an 8-inch digital instrument cluster that is not offered on the Kushaq. You also get a new 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that we have seen on the Kushaq. It is equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Skoda Play Apps and a high-end speaker system with 8 speakers and a subwoofer. There is also an electric sunroof with a bounce-back function.
You also get rear AC vents, rear USB ports for charging mobile devices, a rear armrest, 60:40 split seats, phone pockets behind the front seats, automatic climate control, front armrest, push button to start/stop, a two-spoke steering wheel and much more.
For safety, there will be Multi-Collision Braking, up to 6 airbags, Hill Hold Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, rear view camera, Traction Control, automatic headlamps and wipers and much more. Skoda is offering Electronic Stability Control as standard.