Skoda Slavia is here to compete against the popular Hyundai Verna in the premium mid-size sedan segment in our market. Here is how it fares in terms of features.
Hyundai Verna has some of the segment-first features and it is not easy for the newbie, Skoda Slavia, to rival it. Slavia marks Skoda’s new beginning in India with the MQB A0 IN platform on which the Slavia is built. It replaces the mildly popular Rapid. The premium aspect of the Slavia does include quite a few modern features, stylish design on the inside and outside and powerful engine options. Let us check out, however, which are the 5 features that it misses out on compared to the Verna.
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Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia – Features Comparison
Here is the list of features that you would find on the Hyundai Verna but not on the Skoda Slavia:
- The turbo petrol variant of the Hyundai Verna gets front pasrking sensors. They are a great addition in case of tight manoeuvres in heavy traffic or while parking in tight spots.
- The projector fog lamps could be helpful, especially in hilly areas when combined with corenring headlamp function.
- The turbo variant of Verna also comes with all 4 disc brakes.
- One of the premium features on the Verna is the electric powered tailgate which enables handless boot lid lift and closing.
- On the safety and convenience front, the Verna has height adjustable front seatbelts.
The Hyundai Verna comes with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 115 PS and 144 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 115 PS and 250 Nm and a powerful 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo petrol making 120 PS and 171 Nm. The options for transmission are plenty including a 6-speed manual, CVT, 6-speed torque converter automatic and 7-speed DCT gearboxes.
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The Skoda Slavia comes with a smaller 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that outputs a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm, while the larger 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit offers a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The transmission options for the former include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic, while the latter comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG.