Skoda India will be commencing the deliveries of the Slavia in March this year. The same has been confirmed by Zac Hollis, Director, Sales & Marketing, Skoda India via a tweet. However, the official launch date of the new mid-size sedan has not been confirmed yet.
Talking about the price, we can expect the upcoming Skoda Slavia to fall in the range of Rs 10 lakhs - Rs 14 lakhs (ex-showroom). Last month, the premium sedan was spotted on the flatbed. It was being assumed that it was a demo unit and was getting dispatched to dealerships for public display. The world premiere of Skoda Slavia took place last year in the country. The premium mid-size sedan is based on the MQB AO IN platform that is also shared with Kushaq. It will further be offered in three trims namely Active, Ambition, and Style. Feature-wise, Skoda Slavia will come equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 2-spoke steering wheel, Android Auto & Apple Carplay connectivity, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging pad, ventilated seat, an electric sunroof, and six airbags. The upcoming Skoda Slavia will be offered in a total of five color options namely Reflex Silver, Tornado Red, Crystal Blue, Candy White, and Carbon Steel.
Performance-wise, the Slavia comes equipped with two engines. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine churns out a top power of 113 bhp and a peak torque of 178 Nm. The motor is further mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit, on the other hand, generates 148 bhp power and 250 Nm peak torque. Transmission duty here is taken care of by either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox.