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Skoda Slavia sedan: Ground clearance test [Video]

Skoda launched the all-new Slavia sedan in the market earlier this month. It is the second product under Skoda’s India 2.0 strategy and it replaces Skoda Rapid in the market. The premium sedan competes with cars like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and Honda City in the segment. We drove both engine options of Skoda Slavia and a detailed review of the same is available on our website and YouTube channel. In comparison to other sedans in the segment, Skoda Slavia offers more ground clearance and this has been done to tackle bad or rough road sections. Here we have a video where a vlogger is seen testing the ground clearance of the Slavia.

The video has been uploaded by Power Racer on their YouTube channel. the video starts with vlogger talking about the ground clearance of the Skoda Slavia. The sedan offers 179 mm of ground clearance which is higher than any other sedan in the segment. Slavia is also the longest, tallest and widest car in the segment. The car comes with two engine options and the one vlogger is driving in the video is the 1.0 TSI variant.

Vlogger is driving the Slavia sedan in Goa where the media drives had happened. He found a spot with a very rocky track on the hills. The vlogger started driving the Sedan on the track. There were spots, were the ground was full of loose rocks but, the Slavia climbed up the section without any problems. Vlogger continued on the track and took it all the way to the end of it. He turned the car around and followed the track back to the starting point.

Skoda Slavia sedan: Ground clearance test [Video]

He was quite surprised with the overall performance of the Slavia. There was enough clearance even when the car was being driven on such rough surfaces. It did not bottom out even once in the video. The suspension is well balanced which offers a comfortable ride quality to passengers.

Skoda Slavia is based on MQB Ao IN platform. It is the same platform as Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and the recently unveiled Volkswagen Virtus. Skoda Slavia offers decent number of features like a Crystalline LED headlamps, LED DRLs, dual tone alloy wheels, all LED wrap around split tail lamps, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charging, dual tone leather upholstery, premium speaker system, electric sunroof and so on.

Skoda is offering Slavia with two petrol engines only. There is a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic torque converter unit. The next engine option is the 1.5 litre turbo petrol which generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission. Slavia has already started reaching dealerships and delivery for the same has also started. The price for the all-new Skoda Slavia starts at Rs 10.69 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up till Rs 15.39 lakh for the top-end 1.0 TSI variant. Price for the 1.5 TSI variant starts at Rs 16.19 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up till Rs 17.79 lakh, ex-showroom.