Skoda’s Slavia and Kushaq with six airbags as standard, boosting safety

Skoda Auto India has unveiled the MY2024 Slavia and Kushaq, priced from Rs. 11.64 and 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. With this update, both vehicles now come equipped with six airbags across all variants. Notably, both models achieved a five-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test, reflecting their commitment to safety standards.

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The Slavia offers a range of trims including Active, Ambition, and Style, as well as Style Edition and Elegance variants. With the latest update, all these versions now come with six airbags, Hill Hold Control, and other active and passive safety features.

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Both the sedan and SUV will retain their existing powertrain options. These consist of a 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine generating 115PS and 178 Nm of torque. Additionally, they will feature a more popular and performance-oriented 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, delivering an impressive 150PS and 250 Nm of torque. While a 6-speed manual transmission is standard, the 1.0-liter engine is also available with a 6-speed torque converter, and the more powerful engine can be paired with a 7-speed DSG.

In Q4 2023, Skoda introduced several enhancements to the Kushaq and Slavia. The top-spec variants of both models received electrically adjustable front seats and an illuminated footwell area. Additionally, both cars retain the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

The automaker is presently developing a compact SUV slated for an early launch in the Indian market next year. You can stay updated and can find more information about it on our pages.