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Skoda releases new video revealing engine details of the upcoming Slavia sedan

Skoda India has been working on their premium mid size sedan for some time. The manufacturer has unveiled the car completely and the official launch is expected to happen next month. We would be driving this all-new sedan in the next couple of weeks and a detailed review about the same will also be available on our website and YouTube channel. The manufacturer has now released a new video revealing the engine and transmission options with the new Slavia sedan. Skoda Slavia will compete with cars like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz in the segment.

The video has been uploaded by Skoda India on their official YouTube channel. We have discussed the design and features of the Skoda Slavia in other articles. In this video the engine details of the Slavia are mentioned. Like any other Skoda vehicle that is currently available on sale in Indian market, Slavia is also available with petrol engine options.

There are not one but, two engine options. The lower variants of Skoda Slavia will be powered by a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. This will be a three cylinder unit that generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. This 1.0 litre turbocharged engine will be offered with both a6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The higher versions of the sedan will be powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes with Active Cylinder Technology. This is the same feature that shuts down two cylinders from the engine when it is cruising or when a lot of pressure is not being put on the engine.

Skoda releases new video revealing engine details of the upcoming Slavia sedan

The 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission. The video mentions that the Skoda Slavia can do 0-100 kmph in 8.8 seconds and it has a top speed of 190 kmph. We assume these figures are applicable for the more powerful 1.5 litre TSI version of the Slavia.

In terms of design, Slavia gets a design that is not much different from other cars in the family. It has several sharp lines running across the body and the front gets Skoda’s signature butterfly grille. There are chrome outlines similar to what we have seen in Skoda Kushaq SUV. The Skoda Slavia gets neat looking alloy wheels, all LED headlamps and tail lamps and other features.

Skoda Slavia is based on the same platform as Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. On the inside, the car gets a premium looking cabin with several features. It has a gloss black element on the dashboard, ventilated seats for front passengers, dual tone leather upholstery, twin spoke steering wheel, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment screen, touch panels with grooves for automatic climate control and so on. The car also offers rear AC vents, wireless charging system for phone, fully digital instrument cluster, auto start-stop, electric sunroof and so on. Skoda is likely to price the Slavia as a premium sedan and will be slightly more expensive than the Skoda Rapid which it will replace upon launch.