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Skoda Slavia sedan launched: Five things you need to know

The Skoda Slavia mid-size sedan was officially launched on Monday with the model with the 1.0-litre TSI engine starting at ₹10.69 lakh and rising to going up to ₹15.39 lakh for the top model variant with AT and sunroof. The Slavia is the second model, after the Koshak, to be based on the ŠKODA MQB platform and is looking at revitalizing the sedan space in the country.

While there's a more powerful 1.5-liter engine with DSG also scheduled for launch on Thursday, the sedan overall is making some very bold promises.

Skoda Slavia

Here are five key things you need to know about the Skoda Slavia:

Slavia variants, engine and transmission choices:

Skoda Slavia is offered in three broad variants: Active, Ambition and Style. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is standard on all three variants, while the 1.5-litre is only available with the top model.

In terms of transmission options, the 1.0-liter engine comes mated to either a manual or AT unit. The 1.5 liter engine is paired with manual or DSG unit.

In terms of specifications, the 1.0-liter engine makes 113 horsepower and delivers 175 Nm of torque. The more powerful 1.5-liter engine produces 148 bhp and 250 Nm of torque.

  Skoda Slavia Honda City Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Hyundai Verna
Engine 1-litre, 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine 1.5-litre i-VTEC, i-DTEC engine 1.5-litre nat-asp engine with mild-hybrid 1-litre Kappa turbo, 1.5-litre MPi, CRDi engine
Power 113.4bhp at 5000-5500rpm, 148bhp at 5000-6000rpm 119bhp at 6600rpm, 97.8bhp at 3600rpm 103.5bhp at 6000rpm 118bhp at 6000rpm, 113.4bhp at 6300rpm, 113.4bhp at 4000rpm
Torque 175Nm at 1750-4500 rpm, 250Nm at 1500-3500rpm 145Nm at 4300rpm, 200Nm at 1750rpm 138Nm at 4400rpm 172Nm at 1500-4000rpm, 250Nm at 4500rpm, 143Nm at 1500-2700rpm
Gearbox 6-speed MT, AT and 7 speed DSG 6-speed MT and 7-step CVT 5-speed MT, 4-speed torque converter 6-speed MT, 8-step CVT, 7-speed DCT

Slavia colour options and exterior highlights:

There are various color options available on the Skoda Slavia. These include bright silver, carbon steel, crystal blue, tornado red, and candy white.

Depending on the variant selected, the sedan comes with LED headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights, a chrome-framed hexagonal front grille, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome accents on the door handles, and a sunroof with anti-pressure technology.

Slavia cabin highlights:

Again, depending on the variant, the Slavia offers a number of feature options for the owner. The list includes a 10-inch infotainment display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Skoda Connect app compatibility, wireless phone charging, ventilated front seats, 8-inch all-digital display, multiple Type-C charging points, refrigerated glove box, multiple speakers Subwoofers and subwoofers.

Slavia dimensions:

The Slavia measures 4,541 mm long, 1,752 mm in width, 1487 mm in height. The sedan has a 2,651mm wheelbase and a remarkably large trunk at 521 litres.

Skoda Slavia Honda City Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Hyundai Verna
Length 4541mm 4549mm 4490mm 4440mm
Width 1752mm 1748mm 1730mm 1729mm
Height 1487mm 1489mm 1485mm 1475mm
Wheelbase 2651mm 2600mm 2650mm 2600mm
Boot space 521 Litres 506 Litres 510 Litres 480 Litres
Ground clearance N.A 165 mm 170 mm 165 mm
Wheel 16-inch 15-inch, 16-inch 15-inch, 16-inch 15-inch, 16-inch

Slavia rivals:

The Skoda Slavia is India's first exclusive car and will go up against Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Skoda emphasizes the vehicle's excellent ratings and seeks to sell around 3,000 units of the sedan each month.

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