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The Skoda Slavia Gets Two Launch Dates In India

Prices of the 1-litre TSI will be announced first, while the 1.5-litre TSI variants will be announced at a later date

  • Skoda Slavia 1-litre TSI to launch on February 28.
  • Slavia 1.5-litre TSI prices to be announced on March 3.
  • Will be the second Skoda to be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform.
  • To be offered in three trims: Active, Ambition, and Style.
  • Will get two turbo-petrol engines, paired with manual and automatics.
  • Likely to be priced from Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Set your alarms, everyone. Skoda India is set to announce the prices of the Slavia on February 28 (for the 1-litre TSI) and March 3 (for the 1.5-litre TSI). Pre-launch bookings are underway for a token amount of Rs 11,000, and vehicles have started reaching dealerships. Test drives are expected to begin by the end of this month. 

The Slavia, which will replace the Rapid in India, is Skoda’s second model to be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform. Like the Kushaq, the compact sedan will be offered in three trims: Active, Ambition, and Style. The sedan will be offered with two turbo-petrol engines: 115PS 1-litre and 150PS 1.5-litre options, both paired with manual and automatic transmissions. 

Take a look at the variant-wise powertrains:

 ActiveAmbitionStyle
1-litre TSIMTMT / ATMT / AT
1.5-litre TSI—–—–MT / DCT

Meanwhile, here are the detailed specifications of the above mentioned engine options:

 Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSISkoda Slavia 1.5 TSI
Power (PS)115PS (+5PS over Rapid)150PS
Torque (Nm)178Nm  (+3Nm over Rapid)250Nm
Transmission Option6-speed manual / 6-speed torque converter automatic 6-speed manual / 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch)

The Slavia will be a well-equipped offering, with features like a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car tech, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated front seats, an 8-inch digital driver’s display, a single-pane sunroof, a six-speaker sound system with subwoofer, and ambient lighting. 

Passenger safety will be taken care of by up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with camera, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. 

The Skoda Slavia is expected to be priced from Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom), putting it in contention with the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and the upcoming Volkswagen Vento successor (Virtus). 

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