After revealing a series of exterior and interior sketches, Skoda has finally unveiled the Slavia in its production-spec. Available in two turbo-petrol unit options, that is the 1-litre TSI and a 1.5-Litre TSI engine, the Slavia will be available in three variants - Active, Ambition and Style. Deliveries for the Slavia are expected to commence from early next year, while the bookings for the same have already started.
Out of the two aforementioned petrol units, the former is optioned with a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto, while the latter, with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG box. While the 1-litre TSI here makes a peak power of 115PS and 175Nm of torque, the 1.5-unit makes 150PS and 250Nm respectively.
On paper, the Slavia is widest in its segment when compared to its rivals, that is, the Honda City, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, or the Hyundai Verna. It also has the longest wheelbase in comparison to all of them. However, we can only talk about Slavia’s legroom, headroom, and shoulder room only when we get behind the wheel of the Slavia.
On the outside, the Slavia boasts a sporty avatar. The fascia of Slavia features the signature Skoda grille and sleek LED headlamps with integrated L-shaped DRLs. At the rear is the C-shaped LED tail-lamp setup, which is split into parts that extend till the boot. Also, there is a bold ‘Skoda’ lettering on the boot lid reminding you of a Skoda. The Slavia gets a set of 16-inch dual-tone alloy setup and that will be available in five colour choices, Tornado Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel and the new Crystal Blue; which is claimed to be exclusively introduced by the brand for the Slavia.
Inside the Slavia, the cabin resembles a lot to its elder sibling, the Octavia. Equipped with features like a 10-inch infotainment system, connected car features, ventilated seats, electric sunroof, wireless charging dock, automatic climate control, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, and much more, the Slavia surely appears to be loaded on the features front. Needless to say, Skoda has kept the safety of the passengers on paramount which is why the Slavia gets six airbags, ESC, an electronic differential system (EDS), a TPMS, hill-hold control, multi-collision brake, and a rear parking camera.
The Slavia is expected to launch early next year and is expected to fall between the price range of Rs 10 lakh to 16 lakh rupees. Also, watch this space for our detailed review to see how it fares against its rivals, that is, the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, and the Hyundai Verna, which is making its way to you real soon.