2021 Skoda Slavia Sedan India unveiled: Skoda has finally taken the wraps off its new midsize sedan – the Slavia. This model is based on the MQB A0 IN platform. The company had released the design sketches of the car some time back. Also, the pictures of this new car are available on the internet, so people have already come to know a lot about it. The new Skoda Slavia car is bigger than the Rapid and even the first generation Skoda Octavia. Talking about the feature, better features have been given in it than Rapid. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India says that the Slavia is a world-class product and the company is expecting good sales from this car. He says that the Slavia Skoda will help the brand establish itself in this segment.
Design and Dimensions
The length of the new Skoda Slavia car is 4541mm, width is 1752mm, height is 1487mm. At the same time, its wheelbase length is 2651mm. The new Skoda Slavia is bigger than the Rapid. The Slavia is 128mm longer, 53mm wider and 21mm longer than the Rapid. The wheelbase is 99mm more in comparison to the Rapide. If we talk about the feature, then better features have been given in it than the Rapid. Up front, the car gets the company’s signature grille with sleek headlamps, while the sharp body lines can be seen similar to other Skoda vehicles. Talking about the interiors, the cabin gets a significant change as compared to the Rapid. The design sketch shows a new design with a floating touchscreen at the center along with a two-spoke steering wheel.
Engine and gearbox
The new Skoda Slavia is offered with two engine options. You can see the engine and gearbox combinations offered with the Slavia in the image below.’
A lot of attention has been paid to the safety features in the new Skoda Slavia. In these, features like six airbags, ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, multi-collision braking etc. are available. You can see it in the picture below.
Available with 5 color options
Skoda Slavia is offered with a total of five color options. These five colors are – Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Carbon Steel, Tornado Red, Crystal Blue.
Booking and delivery details
The pre-bookings for the new Skoda Slavia have started from today. The company has said that its delivery will start in the first quarter of the year 2022. However, the company has not made any disclosure about the prices of this new car yet. It will compete with vehicles like Honda City and Hyundai Verna in the mid-size sedan segment. However, only time will tell how Slavia performs in the market.
(Article: Pradeep Shah)