Skoda to announce Slavia 1.0 TSI prices on February 28; 1.5 TSI prices to follow on March 3

By Karan Singh | on February 11, 2022

The launch dates were announced by Skoda India Director Zac Hollis in a Tweet that has since been deleted.

Skoda’s much-awaited mid-size sedan finally has a launch date, but there’s a twist. Instead of announcing prices for the entire range at once, Skoda India will have a staggered launch with prices for the 1-litre TSI being announced a few days before ones for the 1.5-litre TSI. 

Why would Skoda do that? Well, the most obvious explanation is to have a more attractive price range during the initial launch. Since the 1.5 TSI models will be more expensive, launching them later will allow Skoda to have a more affordable range showcased on February 28. 

Skoda Slavia Engine View

Of course, this staggered launch will also keep the Slavia doing rounds on social media for longer, generating more hype for the mid-size sedan and perhaps more sales for Skoda too.

The 1-litre TSI produces 113bhp and 175Nm and will be available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The bigger 1.5 TSI makes 148bhp and 250Nm, gets a clever active cylinder management system and will also be available with either a six-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG.

To give you a quick refresh of the Slavia’s feature list, higher-spec models will get a digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, ventilated seats and a sunroof. 

Skoda Slavia Dashboard

We expect the Slavia to be priced between Rs 11-16 lakh, making it a solid competitor for other sedans like the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. Of course its sibling, the Volkswagen Virtus, will also be a rival to the Slavia when it launches in a couple of months.

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