Skoda launched the new premium mid-size sedan Slavia in the Indian market starting with a price tag of INR 10.69 lakh ex-showroom. The new sedan is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0-IN platform which is the Indianised version of the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) which translates to Modular Transverse Matrix. The Skoda Slavia also comes with the latest technology inside-out along with two engines and three gearbox options. Here we got the chance to drive the Skoda Slavia bringing you the most comprehensive review of the car, so you can make an informed buying decision.
Skoda Slavia – Variants and Price
Slavia 1.0-litre TSI
The Skoda Slavia comes with three variants – Active, Ambition and Style. The top-spec style variant also comes with a Sunroof model. The Active trim starts at INR 10.69 lakh ex-showroom. The Ambition trim comes with a sticker price of INR 12.39 lakh ex-showroom for the manual and INR 13.59 lakh ex-showroom for the automatic. The non-sunroof version is available only in the manual transmission and comes at INR 13.59 lakh ex-showroom. While the Style variant with Sunroof comes with a price tag of INR 13.99 lakh ex-showroom for the manual and INR 15.39 lakh ex-showroom.
Slavia 1.5-litre TSI
The Skoda Slavia with the 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine is only available in the top-spec Style trim. The manual transmission version comes with a price tag of INR 16.19 lakh ex-showroom, while the DSG automatic variant comes with a price tag of INR 17.79 lakh ex-showroom.
Skoda Slavia – Engine and Gearbox
Powering the Skoda Slavia is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo TSI petrol engine from the Volkswagen Group. The engine produces 115 PS of power and 178 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Skoda claims that the front-wheel-drive Slavia is capable of sprinting from 0-100 kmph in just 10.7 seconds and also returns a fuel efficiency of up to 19.47 kmpl.
The Skoda Slavia also comes with an advanced 1.5-litre EVO-generation TSI four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The engine produces 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The powerful engine features a variable vane geometry turbocharger and a segment-first ACT (Active Cylinder Technology) that allows the engine to automatically shut down two cylinders under a low load. Thanks to this the engine is not only powerful but also efficient and claims to return a fuel efficiency of up to 18.72 kmpl. The Slavia with a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 8.8 seconds.
Skoda Slavia – Top Features and Safety
The Skoda Slavia comes with safety features such as 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Differential System, Parking Sensors, Multi-Collision Brakes, Automatic Disc Cleaning Function, Rear View Camera, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Cruise Control, Auto Headlamps and Wipers, ISOFIX Anchors. The car comes with features such as a 10-inch advanced touchscreen with Wireless SmartLink and Skoda Connect, 8-inch coloured programmable digital cockpit and dual AC vents and dual USB ports for rear passengers.