As planned, Skoda has presented the new Skoda Slavia, a model that sits on the MQB-A0-IN platform, a version of the Transversal Modular Platform of the Volkswagen Group.
The brand has adapted this platform specifically for the Indian market and to comply with the new and stricter regulations of the country in terms of safety and emissions. Most of the vehicle development work is carried out locally, in close collaboration with counterparts based in the Czech Republic, at the Pune Technology Center, which was inaugurated in early 2019.
The SLAVIA saloon is the second new ŠKODA model for the project INDIA 2.0, succeeding the Skoda KUSHAQ, which was launched in the first quarter of 2021.
Building on the brand’s signature design language, SLAVIA creates a new milestone for saloons in the A0 segment, very popular in India. It offers a large amount of space for up to five people and has a trunk with a capacity of 521 liters. Its front and rear lights are available with LED technology and reflect ŠKODA’s characteristic crystalline elements.
The SLAVIA is a classic saloon of the popular India segment A0. At 4,541mm long, it is the ideal car for city driving. ŠKODA’s characteristic large amount of space, and the trunk with capacity of 521 liters make the SLAVIA the ideal model to meet the daily needs of a family. The vehicle’s proportions, with a width of 1,752mm and a wheelbase of 2,651mm, also contribute to that feeling of spaciousness. The height is 1,487 mm. Its long wheelbase, balanced proportions and silhouette contribute to its elegant shape. There are three trim levels to choose from for the new saloon: Active, Ambition and Style.
The base model headlamps feature halogen headlamps for the low beams and high beams, while the daytime running lights use LED technology. In the top version, a hexagonal LED module is used in the low and high beams, while the daytime running lights are made up of an eye-catching L-shaped LED strip.
Five colors and three different wheel options up to 16 inches The wheels on the new saloon depend on the trim level.
The new interior of the SLAVIA is based on the latest design concept from ŠKODA European models. A separate infotainment screen of up to 10 inches stars in the interior. The round vents are also eye-catching. Starting with the Ambition trim level, the Climatronic touch-control air conditioning with Air Care function is included as standard, while comfort features such as heated leather-trimmed front seats are available for the upper Style trim.
The horizontal decorative molding in a contrasting color accentuates the width of the spacious interior and connects the round vents of the vehicle.
The high-end trim level, the Style, features a Digital instrument cluster with an 8-inch color screen; the other levels come with analog gauges. The two-spoke multifunction steering wheel, as seen on other ŠKODA models, is upholstered in leather starting from the Ambition trim level. Vehicles equipped with an automatic or DSG transmission also have paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
The brand offers two efficient and powerful gasoline engines for the new SLAVIA. Both comply with the Country’s BS6 emission standard and they transfer their power to the road via a standard six-speed manual gearbox.
For the 1.0 TSI engine with a power of 85 kW (115 hp), the six-speed automatic transmission is optional, while the top-end 1.5 TSI, with a power of 110 kW (150 hp), it can also be equipped with a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
Power is transferred to the front wheels via a standard six-speed gearbox. The six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The “Stop / Start” system is also included as standard and helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Source | Skoda