Skoda Auto India has unveiled the Slavia their mid-size sedan that will replace the Rapid here in India. Skoda will launch the Slavia in India early next year. Slavia becomes the second product to be built on the MQB A0 IN platform after the Kushaq SUV.
In terms of exterior design, the new Skoda Slavia sports the signature butterfly grille with black vertical slats and chrome surround up-front, all LED projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, honeycomb design air dam and round fog lights. The side profile of the Slavia comes with a all new design 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, contrast-coloured ORVMs, Slavia badging on the front fender, and blacked-out B-pillars.
At the rear, the mid-size sedan gets neat looking sharp design wrap-around LED tail lights, Skoda lettering on the boot, a shark-fin antenna, and a boot-mounted number plate recess.
In terms of interiors the Skoda Slavia gets an electric sunroof, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated front seats, an eight-inch fully digital instrument console, a two-spoke steering wheel, dual-tone black and beige upholstery, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, front arm-rest, circular AC vents on either side, USB Type-C charging ports, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering,wireless charging, auto-dimming IRVM, smartphone pockets, and a ticket holder.
Safety features on the Skoda Slavia include six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, seat-belt reminder system, a speed alert system, TPMS, traction control, disc brake wiping, hill hold control, VSM, multi-collision braking, and isofix mounts.
The new Skoda Slavia will be available in three variants including Active, Ambition, and Style. Customers will be able to choose from five colours that include Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Carbon Steel, Tornado Red, and Crystal Blue.
Powering the Skoda Slavia will be the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI petrol engine and also the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, TSI petrol engine. The 1.0L motor makes 113bhp and 178Nm of torque, while the 1.5L unit makes 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. A six-speed manual unit is offered as standard, while a six-speed torque converter automatic unit and a seven-speed DSG automatic unit are available as options with the 1.0 and 1.5 TSI variants, respectively.
Dimension-wise, the Slavia measures 4,541mm in length, 1,752mm in width, and 1,487mm in height, while the wheelbase will stand at 2,651mm. The boot-space of the model is rated at 521 litres.