Skoda Slavia Prices Hiked By Rs. 50,000; Loses Few Features | V3Cars
Skoda have found new success with the Slavia. Not too far off its launch, the Slavia has already become the best-selling family sedan in India — overtaking the old segment-leader, the Honda City. However, Skoda are now facing difficulties sourcing equipment for the Slavia amid the shortage of semiconductor chips. Hence, the Czech carmaker has decided to reduce the feature list of the new Slavia. Meanwhile, the company has hiked the prices of the Slavia and the new prices will come into effect in June.
We praised the Slavia and the Kushaq for their smooth, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. However, the Slavia will now get a smaller 8.0-inch infotainment system sourced from Panasonic. The Slavia will also miss out on wireless charging for a little while. Mr. Zac Hollis, Director of Skoda India, said in a tweet that the brand is facing difficulties in sourcing the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the Slavia amid the chip shortage. The Panasonic unit has been on offer globally for some time now and is liked by users.
To clarify further, Mr. Zac Hollis, Skoda India head stated, “In light of the continued semi-conductor shortage, we have made some minor updates to the equipment in our INDIA 2.0 cars w.e.f. 1st June onwards, so that our customers face no undue delays in taking delivery of their ŠKODA. Customers will be appraised of the feature updates by their dealers. We at ŠKODA AUTO India thank you for choosing a ŠKODA and for standing by us in these times of supply shortages. Irrespective of the global situation, we shall always endeavor to provide the best buying and ownership experience with a ŠKODA.”
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Not only new buyers, but the once who booked the Slavia earlier will also get the updated sedan with the stripped down feature list and updated prices. Skoda India will hike the prices of the Slavia range by Rs. 50,000 from June 2022 onwards. The Skoda Slavia is currently priced from Rs. 10.69 lakh to Rs. 17.79 lakh ex-showroom.
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With the hiked prices and stripped down feature list, it looks like the Skoda Slavia has started to loose its premium positioning in its segment. We expect the semiconductor shortage to plague the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Virtus as well. The Virtus, which shares its engines, platform and equipment with the Slavia, is likely to be more expensive than the Skoda sedan. Find out why by clicking the link below.