Skoda Slavia India 2022 – 5 Things to Know

Slavia 2022

Skoda has been known for bringing premium sedans over a long period of time along with producing fine SUVs as well. Now, under their India 2.0 project, Skoda has now unveiled their all-new sedan for the Indian markets, the Skoda Slavia, the mid-size sedan with which Skoda aims to dominate this segment. Initially, as the current market situation is dominated by SUVs which are now up for sale in various sizes and price ranges, one would say introducing an all-new sedan could be a difficult task and sales would be comparatively low, however, Skoda has introduced a game-changer. With great investment from the India 2.0 project and local assembly of the vehicle, Skoda has competitive pricing, great features and looks and sublime standards of quality for the Skoda Slavia thus making this car a very special launch. Skoda Slavia India is slated to be launched on March 3.

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Is Slavia Replacing Rapid?

Many expected the Skoda Slavia India to be just another exchange for the Skoda Rapid, however, this car is far from that. Skoda Slavia is bigger, wider and has a fresh new look which oozes charm from every angle, with the sharp front grille bordered by all sides as well as having advanced LED technology for its lighting system, 16-inch alloy wheels, neat body lines and ample chrome wherever required, the Skoda Slavia looks simply elegant. Heading over the rear, the Skoda Slavia India packs a pair of sharp C-shaped LED tail lamps, as well as a line of chrome across the rear fender, adding to the visual appeal of the Skoda Slavia India thus making for a strong road presence. 

Stepping inside the cabin gives a very European feel, as the quality of materials used is high class and sturdy. A
10-inch infotainment system, black and beige colour combination for the dashboard, circular AC vents, digital driver display paired with a two-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather with mounted controls for the car system and cooled seats at the front add to the long list of features that come packed along with the Skoda Slavia. Plenty of storage, proper seat cushioning, ample legroom and large windows to give an airy feel to the cabin make the Skoda Slavia India a very pleasant place to be inside.

The feature list on the Skoda Slavia India further includes a lot of features for the convenience of the driver, namely automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, a sunroof, auto-dimming ORVMS paired with the updated MySkoda Connect application with plenty of customizations available for a connected feel with the car in addition to its six-speaker sound system. The Skoda Slavia India also boasts of a 521 litres large boot which is fairly larger than its rivals thus making it a much better option among competitors.

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Skoda Slavia Price India
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Skoda Slavia India Engine & Variants

The Skoda Slavia shall be offered in two different engine options, the first being the 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine producing 113.5 bhp of power and 178 Nm of torque with the option of being paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter gearbox. The better one though will certainly be the 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine which gushes out 148 bhp of power with 250 Nm of torque along with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG making it the most powerful car in its segment. Skoda has only kept petrol as a fuel option owing to the government policies on emissions from vehicles. The Skoda Slavia 2022 will be sold across three main variants namely Active, Ambition and Style with the top of the line version getting all the best technology on offer by Skoda. 

Is Skoda Slavia India Worth Buying?

Skoda tried a fairly different approach before launching the Slavia to the markets, by giving it out to automobile journalists to review the car before it was even unveiled. The car has shown great potential and handling when driven. The engine is very responsive, the car can do great speeds at ease and the ride comfort is unmatched. And when all of this is coupled with Skoda’s excellent after-sales service, the ownership experience of the Skoda Slavia just gets further enhanced. In the days running up to the launch of the car, Skoda Auto has announced they shall be offering a four-year maintenance package with the Slavia for just the price of Rs 24,999 only. This will entirely decrease the burden of maintenance costs on the owner, including the ones for general servicing, oil change, labour, spare parts and thus bring the cost of maintenance at simply 0.46 paise per km of driving, thus changing the notion that premium cars require heavy maintenance costs. Skoda Auto has initiated this move aimed at bringing the car within the reach of a wider consumer base whilst making the Skoda Slavia India an irresistible choice while purchasing a sedan.

Skoda Slavia India
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Skoda Slavia 2022 Launch & Expected Price

Skoda has started production for the Slavia India and the static units have already reached the dealerships to be on display to woo interested customers, however, Skoda will be allowing test drives of the new Skoda Slavia by the end of February or the first week of March. Skoda has already begun accepting bookings for the Slavia and shall also be making the official pricing list announcement earlier next month post which the deliveries for the vehicle are expected to commence. Judging by the competition, the company is expected to price the Skoda Slavia India between 10-16 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) thus making it a direct rival to the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Skoda is developing the Slavia on the MQB-A0-IN platform thus making the cost of production far lower than its other models enabling them to price the car competitively and make it well within the reach of a wider consumer base.

Our Word

Classy, that’s the word that associates itself with the all-new Skoda Slavia India. The car has been carefully designed bringing a new fresh look and great road presence, it’s a wide car to seat 5 in comfort, excellent quality of interiors paired with a long list of features and supreme drive skills. All in all, Skoda has left no stone unturned while making the Slavia completely focused on what the customer requires. As a bonus, Skoda also is offering a great maintenance plan which leaves the owner worry-free for the first four years after purchase while already offering the car at a very competitive price, all of which leaves the Skoda Slavia to be ready to be India’s next favourite mid-size sedan! Do let us know your views on this upcoming launch in the comment section!

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