Prices for the 1.5 TSI variants of the Slavia will be announced on March 3.
Skoda is trying to make sedans great again with its all-new Slavia. Based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, and pitched as a thoroughly modern replacement for the Rapid, the Slavia will have its work cut out as it takes on the SUV craze. To help its case, Skoda has priced the 1.0 TSI variants of the Slavia quite aggressively, starting at Rs 10.69 lakh for the Active variant and going up to Rs 15.39 lakh for the top-spec Style variant. Before we see variant-wise pricing, let’s quickly run through what the Slavia offers.
Skoda Slavia: Design
In terms of design, the Slavia is typically Skoda-like, with clean lines leaning toward a design that's more timeless than in your face. Higher-end variants get LED lighting, both at the front and back, and there are splashes of chrome too.
Inside, the Slavia’s cabin is similar to what we’ve seen in the Kushaq, although the round air-con vents up front and the bronze line going across the dash do set it apart.
Skoda Slavia: Features
Feature-wise, the Slavia is fully kitted out in the higher-end of the range, with ventilated seats, a sunroof, a digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch touchscreen, connected car tech, and a lot more.
Two airbags are standard, and so are ESC, TPMS, and an e-diff. Higher-spec variants get six airbags, cruise control, hill-hold assist, automatic headlamps, and wipers.
Skoda Slavia: Powertrain options
Skoda will offer the Slavia in a few powertrain combinations. There are two engine options – a 1.0 TSI, producing 113bhp and 178Nm, and a more powerful 1.5 TSI, which churns out 148bhp and 250Nm. Either can be had with manual and automatic gearbox options, although the larger engine gets a DSG, while the smaller 1.0 TSI gets a torque converter auto.
Skoda Slavia: Price and Rivals
Skoda will offer the Slavia in three variants, with prices starting at Rs 10.69 lakh and going up to Rs 15.39 lakh. Once again, these prices are only for the 1.0 TSI variants, and prices for the 1.5 TSI-equipped variants will be revealed on March 3.
In terms of competition, the Slavia will go up against the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and, of course, the Volkswagen Virtus when it's launched.