Zac Hollis, Skoda India Director reviews Skoda Slavia [Video]

With the Slavia, Skoda wishes to bring back the customer interest towards the segment of sedans – a category rapidly losing customer interest due to the increasing popularity of compact and midsize SUVs. Skoda India’s director Mr Zac Hollis truly believes that the Skoda Slavia has the potential of redefining the sedan segment in India, and he explains all the virtues which make the Slavia a modern car for contemporary tastes in a walk-around video.

Hollis begins the walk-around video by explaining the sharp design of the Skoda Slavia. He points out the sharp lines on the bonnet flowing towards the fascia of the car, which includes the crystalline effect headlamps housings with LED projector bulbs and L-shaped daytime running LEDs. The sharpness of the Slavia is retained in the front grille too, which has a hexagonal grille with meaty looking chrome surrounds and vertical slats within it.

Even the front bumper aids in making the car look sharp with inverted L-shaped chrome garnishes over the fog lamp housings. Hollis then explains how the crisp lines flowing through the door panels and fenders and the 16-inch dual-tone machined alloy wheels accentuate the beauty of the side profile of the Skoda Slavia.

Review of the cabin

Zac Hollis, Skoda India Director reviews Skoda Slavia [Video]

After explaining the exterior of the Skoda Slavia, Hollis then shows us the highlights of the well-appointed cabin of the sedan. He gives an idea of how premium the dual-tone black and beige leather upholstery of the Slavia looks, which feels even more premium with the contrast piano black touches across the dashboard’s width and door panels.

He further explains that the cabin looks up-to-date due to a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a full-coloured TFT virtual cockpit instrument console. He even admires the beauty of the two-spoke multi-functional steering wheel with chrome-finished knurled controls, which is becoming a norm across the entire Skoda range. He then shows us a few new features of the Slavia, such as a touch-controlled panel for automatic climate control, perforated and ventilated front seats and a wireless charging pad.

Hollis then moves to the rear cabin of the Skoda Slavia, where he explains the comfortable rear seats of the car. He gives us a glimpse of the few features available for the rear seat occupants, such as rear AC vents, mobile phone pockets behind the front seats, dual USB Type-C charging ports and a single-pane electric sunroof. In the end, Hollis also shows us the wide boot compartment of the Skoda Slavia, which at 521 litres is the new segment benchmark.