On March 3, prices for the more powerful 1.5 TSI variants will be revealed.
In India, the much-anticipated Skoda Slavia sedan has finally arrived. The 1.0 TSI-powered versions, however, have only been revealed today, with prices starting at Rs 10.69 lakh and rising to Rs 15.39 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the top-spec version. On March 3, prices for the more powerful 1.5 TSI version will be revealed. Skoda has also announced that Slavia 1.0 TSI test drives and deliveries will begin today.
- Slavia 1.0 TSI is available in three trims – Active, Ambition and Style
- It packs in plenty of tech and safety features
- It is powered by a 115hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine
|SKODA SLAVIA 1.0 TSI PRICES (EX-SHOWROOM, INDIA)|
|Variants||1.0 TSI MT||1.0 TSI AT|
|Active||Rs 10.69 lakh||–|
|Ambition||Rs 12.39 lakh||Rs 13.59 lakh|
|Style (without sunroof)||Rs 13.59 lakh||–|
|Style (with sunroof)||Rs 13.99 lakh||Rs 15.39 lakh|
Design and Features of The Skoda Slavia
During the sedan’s global debut late last year, Skoda revealed the new sedan’s interior and exterior styling. The design of the Slavia is very similar to that of the other Skoda sedans (Octavia and Superb), as it is sleek, well proportioned, and chic, with just enough chrome accents to appeal to Indian buyers.
The Slavia is noticeably larger than the Rapid it replaces, thanks to the Volkswagen Group’s localised MQB-A0-IN platform (same as the Kushaq). The Slavia is one of the largest models in the segment, measuring 4,541mm long, 1,752mm wide, 1,487mm tall, and having a 2,651mm wheelbase. The Slavia has a 179mm ground clearance.
The layered dashboard, free-standing 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, and dual tone beige and black interior theme, all of which come standard on the top-spec trim, give the Slavia a very neat and upmarket look.
Connected car technology, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, leatherette upholstery, a sunroof, a wireless charger, rear AC vents, and a rear centre armrest are all available on the fully equipped Style trim. Six airbags, ESC, an electronic differential system (EDS), and a tyre pressure monitor are among the many safety features included.
Powertrain of The Skoda Slavia
As previously stated, Skoda will offer the Slavia with two turbo-petrol engines, but only the lower capacity engine – the 115hp, 175Nm, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine – has been priced. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox.
The ARAI mileage rating for the 1.0 TSI manual powertrain is 19.47 kpl, while the automatic version is 18.07 kpl.
In comparison, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in the latest Honda City claims to deliver 17.8 kpl with a 6-speed manual transmission and 18.4 kpl with the CVT automatic transmission.
The 150hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine, which will be available with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission, is the other, more powerful engine set to join the Skoda Slavia range in the coming days.
Skoda Slavia is a Competitor
The all-new Skoda Slavia competes with the VW Vento – which will be replaced by the Virtus later this year – the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and the.
|SKODA SLAVIA VS PETROL RIVALS’ PRICES (EX-SHOWROOM)|
|Model||Slavia 1.0 TSI||VW Vento||Honda City Gen 5||Hyundai Verna||Maruti Ciaz|
|Price range (Rs)||10.69-15.39 lakh||9.99-14.43 lakh||11.23-14.98 lakh||9.32-14.27 lakh||8.87-11.86 lakh|