Under the India 2.0, Skoda and Volkswagen have come up with four new models build on the same MQB A0 IN platform. The India-spec platform and the cars build on it is gathering a lot of popularity as well. While the all-new Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun received a five-star rating from Global NCAP and became the safest cars in India, their sedan counterparts – Slavia and Virtus are yet to be tested. But this high-speed crash gives us an idea on how safe the Skoda Slavia is in the real world.
The accident happened really early in the morning and was reported at 5:50 AM. The video shows that the Skoda Slavia is badly mangled and is heavily damaged. According to the information in the video, another car – which he claims to be a Mercedes-Benz hit the Skoda Slavia in the rear right.
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The driver of the Slavia lost control and hit a loaded goods carrier and then the footpath on its left at a high speed. The crash caused a lot of damage to the Slavia. The rear bumper came off completely and the rear axle is broken too. The vehicle hit the footpath and the front airbags deployed to keep the passengers safe. Both the passengers walked out of the car without any injuries.
The damage is even more intense at the front of the vehicle. The car’s left front axle broke off completely and the impact caused the tyre to burst. The Slavia’s entire front-end is completely ripped off and it does not seem like that it can be repaired. We video does not talks about the damage to the engine though.
Skoda Slavia is yet to get crash test ratings
Designed and engineered with the MQB A0-IN platform as the base, the new Skoda Slavia came in as a replacement for the popular Rapid. While Global NCAP is yet to test the Indian-spec Skoda Slavia, the crash test agency has tested the new Skoda Kushaq, which is also based on the same platform.
The new Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun share the platforms have scored a perfect five-star rating. The SUV was crash tested according to the new test protocols, which have become much more stringent. While the Slavia is yet to be tested, such crashes indicate that the car might score high whenever it is tested by the crash test agency.
Since its arrival, the Slavia has shown its mettle as yet another popular selling model from Skoda. Launched as a petrol-only sedan, the new Skoda Slavia comes with two petrol engine options – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged 115 PS engine and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
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