The Skoda Slavia is the Czech carmaker's replacement for the ageing Rapid midsize sedan that was unveiled in late December 2021. Skoda has now announced that it will launch the Slavia in two phases, with price announcement for the 1.0 TSI variants on February 28 and for the 1.5 TSI variants on March 3.
- Skoda Slavia deliveries set to begin soon after price announcement
- Will be among the best equipped sedans in the segment
- To be offered with 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine
Test drives for the Slavia will begin in the coming weeks, with deliveries for the midsize sedan set to commence soon after the price announcements.
Skoda Slavia: features and variant details
Skoda is keen on making the Slavia one of the best equipped offerings in the midsize sedan segment. Hence, it will come packed with features like a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a full-digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, an electric sunroof and ventilated front seats.
Safety is another area of focus for Skoda, with the top-spec Slavia getting six airbags, ESC, an electronic differential system (EDS), hill-hold control (optional) and a rear parking camera.
The new Slavia will come with three trims at launch – Active, Ambition and Style.
Skoda Slavia: powertrain
Powering the new Slavia will be a choice of two turbo-petrol engines. The first is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder unit that produces 115hp and 175Nm, while the other will be a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 150hp and 250Nm. It's worth mentioning that these are the same engines available on Skoda’s Kushaq SUV.
Both engines will get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The automatic gearbox options, meanwhile, include a 6-speed torque converter for the 1.0 TSI version and a 7-speed dual-clutch unit for the 1.5 TSI.
Skoda Slavia: price competition check
Once launched, the all-new Skoda Slavia will take on the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. We expect Skoda to price the Slavia in the range of Rs 10 lakh-16 lakh (ex-showroom).