The Skoda Slavia is likely to launch in coming weeks, while its bookings are already underway for a token amount of Rs 11,000
The Skoda Slavia has been captured on its way to the dealerships hinting at the launch very soon. Based on the MQB A0 IN platform, it will be the third car to use this platform after the Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun. This platform has been specifically designed by the VW Skoda Group for emerging markets like ours. With over 95% localization, it has enabled the German-Czech duo to price their products aggressively. This is done to start their second innings in India to grab a huge chunk of market share. What could we infer from the first glimpses of the sedan on the road? Let us find out.
Skoda Slavia To Launch Soon, Reaches Dealerships
The car spotted in this video clip posted by Motorbeam is the same colour that has been the poster car for Skoda ever since the unveiling. The blue shade looks as stylish as in the images. Other bits that look good in the flesh as well are the LED taillamps, chrome lining on the rear bumper, alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, side profile, sharp cuts and creases on the sides, etc which are visible in the clip. However, the front end can’t be seen clearly in this video. But we know from earlier that it features a typical Skoda face with the butterfly grille, sleek LED headlamps and a muscular bonnet. The overall design language of the Slavia screams that it is a Skoda product from every angle which is only a good thing.
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.