Skoda Slavia Bookings cross the 10,000 mark in under one month from its launch
Skoda has gone big with the Slavia sedan with over 10,000 bookings under one month from its launch. It is due to the Slavia along with the Kushaq that Skoda posted its highest ever monthly sales volumes that stood at 5,608 units in the past month. Indecently March 2022 has also been the best month for the car maker in all of its 20 years of existence in India. Skoda hasn’t witnessed such high demand for its car models before this. The Skoda Slavia replaced the Rapid sedan.
Under the 2.0 India project of Skoda Volkswagen the European car maker has huge plans in which it will get into India new platforms and products that would be meant for the country and specifically developed for our market. The Octavia and Superb premium sedans have also seen good demand so far which also fall under the INDIA 2.0 Project. Skoda has also indicated further developments under the India 2.5 project with a new sub 4 meter SUV being planned for launch. The upcoming SUV will be based on the MQB AO IN platform and will be made in India made for India. Skoda will also be exporting the new SUV model to select international markets.
Skoda Slavia was launched in India on 28th February 2022. The Slavia sedan is built on the same made-for-India MQB A0 IN platform as the Kushaq and comes with 95 percent localization from day one. Skoda Slavia is priced from Rs 10.69 lakh and goes upto Rs 17.79 lakh. The stylish sedan is available across three variants – Active, Ambition, and Style and comes in powered by a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder TSI petrol engine that makes 114 hp power and 175 Nm torque. You also have the options of the 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder TSI Petrol engine that makes 148 hp power and 250 Nm torque. The 1.0L engine gets mated to a 6 speed manual and 6 speed torque converter automatic unit while the 1.5L engine comes with either a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed DSG automatic unit. As per Skoda the TSI engine has a fuel efficiency rating of up to 19.47 km/l and can sprint from 0 to 100kmph in 10.7 seconds.
The Skoda Slavia goes up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in its segment while upcoming Volkswagen Virtus which also is based on the same platform will be also making its entry into the segment soon.