Skoda Slavia Production Commences - Launch In March 2022 | V3Cars

Skoda India have rolled out the first batch production of the Slavia sedan. Once launched, it will replace the Skoda Rapid. The deliveries of the Slavia will start in March. Hence, Skoda will have ample time to mass-produce the Slavia to cut down on waiting periods. The Slavia will be the second Skoda which will be underpinned by MQB-AO IN platform. Along with the underpinnings, it will also share engines and transmissions with the Kushaq. Skoda Slavia bookings are currently open and launch will happen in March 2022.

Skoda Slavia

Skoda revealed the Slavia last year in November 2021. It gets the new-age Skoda styling with large dimensions. Like the new-gen Honda City, the Slavia will be a D1-segment sedan competing against C-segment cars. It measures 4541mm in length, 1752mm in width, 1487mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2651mm.

Here are the dimensions of the Slavia against its rivals:

SKODA SLAVIA vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Slavia

New City

Old City

Verna

Ciaz

Vento

Length

4541mm

4549mm

4440mm

4440mm

4490mm

4390mm

Width

1752mm

1748mm

1695mm

1729mm

1730mm

1699mm

Height

1487mm

1489mm

1495mm

1475mm

1485mm

1467mm

Wheelbase

2651mm

2600mm

2600mm

2600mm

2650mm

2553mm

Boot Space

521L

506L

510L

465L

510L

494L

Ground Clearance

179mm

165mm*

165mm

165 mm

170mm

163mm

Fuel Tank

NA

40L

40L

45L

43L

55L

Tyre Size (Base)

R15

185/60 R15

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

185/65 R15 

175/70 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

R16

185/55 R16

185/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

*est.

As you can see in the table above, the Slavia has the longest wheelbase in its segment. It also leads in width and stands close to the City in the rest of the dimensions.

Here are the list of features the Slavia will have on offer:

  • LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • 10.0-inch infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Cruise control
  • Steering mounted controls
  • 6 airbags
  • Traction control
  • Touch-based climate control
  • Wireless charging
  • 8 speakers including sub-woofer
  • Type-C charging ports

On the powertrain front, Skoda will offer the Slavia with two engine options - a 1.0L turbo petrol and a 1.5L turbo petrol. The 1.0L 3-cylinder unit will produce 110PS and 175Nm of torque, mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5L 4-cylinder unit will produce 150PS and 250Nm of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT transmission. The 1.5L engine will also offer cylinder deactivation technology for better fuel efficiency while cruising.

Skoda Slavia will take on the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus. We expect Skoda to price the Slavia in the region of Rs. 11 - 18 lakh (ex-showroom).

Also Read: Skoda Slavia Deliveries To Begin In Early March

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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