Skoda Auto India Private Limited recently launched the new Skoda Kushaq mid-size SUV in the Indian market. The new Skoda Kushaq has been doing phenomenally well for the Czech carmaker in the Indian market. The company has recently also launched the Matte Edition of the Skoda Rapid in India. But, soon the Rapid will be discontinued in India and the carmaker will introduce an all-new sedan as its replacement. The all-new Skoda Slavia sedan will replace the old Skoda Rapid and it is all set to make its global debut in India on November 18, 2021. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming new Skoda Slavia sedan.
Skoda Slavia Sedan – All You Need To Know About It
What is Skoda Slavia?
The new Skoda Slavia will be a mid-size sedan from the company. It will be larger than the existing Skoda Rapid but smaller than the Skoda Octavia. The Skoda Slavia will replace the Skoda Rapid in the company’s India line-up. The company has now already revealed its images which reveal how this mid-size sedan will look on the Indian roads along with some of its key specifications.
Dimensions and Capacity
The upcoming Skoda Slavia will be a big car. It will be considerably bigger than the outgoing Skoda Rapid but smaller than its elder sibling, Skoda Octavia. The company has revealed the dimensions of the Skoda Slavia and this mid-size sedan will measure 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width and 1,487 mm in height. It will have a wheelbase of 2,651 mm, which is the same as the Kushaq. Also, the Skoda Slavia will be the widest car in the mid-size sedan segment and it will also have the longest wheelbase.
The new Skoda Slavia will get the same engines as the Skoda Kushaq. It will draw power from a BS6 compliant 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that pumps out 115 PS of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. It will also get a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. This motor pumps out 150 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The motor will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DSG. The 1.5-litre TSI will also get active cylinder deactivation tech to boost its fuel economy.
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Features and Safety
Skoda has not yet revealed the interiors of the Slavia sedan. However, it is expected to get the same dashboard and features as the Skoda Kushaq SUV. This mid-size sedan will get a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, an electric sunroof, a digital instrument cluster, etc. In terms of safety equipment, it will get up to six airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), Brake Assist, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HSA (Hill-Start Assist Control), reverse parking sensors with rear parking camera, etc.
Launch Date and Price
The new Skoda Slavia sedan will make its global debut in India on November 18, 2021. It is expected to be launched in India by January 2022. The Skoda Slavia is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh, Ex-showroom New Delhi. This new mid-size sedan will rival the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, etc.
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