Skoda has recently showcased its premium mid-size sedan, the Slavia and the concept designs of the RS version are already out. The RS moniker is quite famous in India due to the Octavia RS which comes every year as CBUs and instantly gets sold out. The RS version is the performance-focused version of the regular sedan. The Octavia RS is a car for driving enthusiasts. That is the reason it sells like hotcakes despite being significantly expensive. Now, SRK Designs have come up with a similar RS version of the Slavia. The Slavia takes on the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in our market. Let us get to the details of this Slavia to know what has it borrowed from the large Octavia RS.
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Skoda Slavia RS Version
The thing to notice right from the beginning is the colour. The sophisticated yellow colour screams performance. The front end has been altered a bit. The bonnet has been additionally sculpted to get an aggressive look. The butterfly grille is now constructed using dark chrome glossy material instead of regular chrome. The sleek LED headlamps and DRLs remain modern like on the regular version. The bumper witness sharp angles to make the aerodynamics work better. There is also a black splitter at the front to protect the bumper from little pebbles on the road. The sides are accentuated by the stylish alloy wheels which we have seen on the Octavia RS in the past. The backed out A, B and C-pillars looks sporty too. The dual-tone roof gives an idea of the performance RS badge it wears on the front grille. If Skoda ever wishes to bring an RS version of the Slavia, it might look something like this.
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The Skoda Slavia is based on the same MQB A0 IN platform as the Kushaq and also shares the powertrain options. This means that there will be a 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI EVO. The smaller engine outputs a maximum power of 115PS and a peak torque of 175Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150PS and a peak torque of 250Nm. 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. The expected prices will be around Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, ex-showroom range.
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