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2022 Skoda Slavia Is Finally Here

The Successor to the Rapid is a class act by the Czech Automaker. Here’s a first look at the Slavia

Skoda Auto India has finally unveiled the all-new Slavia globally today in India. The Czech Automaker had been teasing its mid-size premium sedan for a while now. Well, the wait is finally over. The Slavia is the second product from Skoda under India 2.0 strategy. The all-new Slavia will replace the Rapid sedan from the product line-up. It will compete with the likes of Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the Indian market.

Exterior Design

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Skoda has unveiled the all-new Slavia in the Indian market

The Skoda Slavia gets a sleek design and it definitely looks very premium. Upfront, the car gets the signature Skoda butterfly grille. The Skoda Slavia measures 4,541mm in length, 1,752mm in width and 1,487mm in height. The Slavia gets a proper three-box design. The Slavia is even bigger than the first-generation Octavia.

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The L-shaped DRLs do look interesting and add a unique identity to the car. The overall body gets simple yet powerful creases.
The Slavia rides on 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear also gets C-shaped split tail lamps that do look good.

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Based on MQB-A0-IN platform, the all-new Slavia is even bigger than the first-generation Octavia

There are five colours to choose from including the Crystal Blue, which is not available with any other Skoda car.

Interior Design

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The cabin also gets ambient lighting system that looks very elegant

The cabin of Slavia looks premium as well.
The dashboard gets a flowing design finished in a premium black and beige colour. There are smart Skoda design elements inside the cabin as well that reiterates Skoda’s "Simply Clever" ideology.

Features

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The 20.2cm screen changes themes according to the mode of the car

There are three trims to choose from; Active, Ambition & Style. The Slavia comes with a long list of features list including a 20.2 cm infotainment screen, fully digital instrument cluster, two-spoke steering wheel, automatic climate control system, ventilated seats, push-button start-stop, rear AC vents, and more.
On the safety front, Skoda will offer six airbags with the Slavia.

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Engine & Specifications

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Skoda offers the Slavia with two engine options

The all-new Skoda Slavia comes powered by two engine options. There is a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder engine and 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI EVO engine that also gets a cylinder deactivation feature.

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The 1.0-litre TSI engine produces a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 178 Nm. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful 1.5-litre TSI EVO produces a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.

Skoda Slavia Price India

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There are a total of 6 colours with the Crystal Blue being exclusive colour for the Slavia

Skoda is yet to announce the prices of the all-new Slavia. The prices are expected to come in next year in the first quarter. Skoda will start accepting the bookings from today. Since it will take on the likes of Ciaz and City in the Indian market, the prices are expected to start from around Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom.

Conclusion

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The side of the Slavia gets a clean design with deep creases

Although sedans are not as popular as they used to be a few years ago, the Slavia will keep the segment alive by making it more competitive. The all-new Slavia looks premium, offers ample space, and gets a long list of features as well. After the Kushaq, we think that the Slavia will also recreate the success of the Kushaq in the Indian market.

You can watch the reveal of the Skoda Slavia in the video below


Shantonil Nag
Shantonil Nag
Often living out of suitcases, driving one car after the other to bring you the latest in terms of reviews, opinions and photographs, this man even holds a Guinness record for the longest drive in India without repeating the route. If you don't find him reviewing a car or motorcycle, you'll spot him heading to the hills. An in-house Himalaya expert, putting a car through its paces on desolate mountain roads is what thrills him the most.  Read full bio

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