This year Skoda filed a trademark for the name “Slavia”. Slavia is going to be their new mid-sized premium sedan replacing the Rapid. Skoda has named their new sedan Slavia which means glory in Czech. As sedans are the backbone of the company and their early cycles & motorcycles were also called the same 150 years ago.

Zac Hollis, Brand Director Skoda India, said: “With our new SLAVIA, we are launching a feature-rich vehicle that offers outstanding design, build quality, reliability and driving dynamics. The SLAVIA combines the benefits of a mid-size premium sedan with ŠKODA’s emotive design language, modern technology and state-of-the-art assistance systems.”

Slavia is expected to be fully revealed by the end of this year and hit the markets in early 2022. The current details suggest that Honda City finally has some competition. Let’s see what Slavia offers:

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Engine & Powertrain

Skoda’s TSI Petrol Engine // Image only for representation

It will get the same engine from its sibling Kushaq with the following two options:

  • 1.0L 3-cylinder TSI making 115hp & 175Nm torque mated to a 6-speed manual/ torque converter
  • 1.5L 4-cylinder TSI making 150hp & 250Nm torque mated to a 6-speed manual/7-speed DSG.

It will also get the new cylinder deactivation technology to enhance fuel efficiency. It shuts down two cylinders out of the four and alerts the user while cruising, and turns them back on when needed. The engine has been worked upon and is better than what it feels in the Kushaq while idle. With lesser vibrations in the cabin and a lighter clutch, Skoda has improved its performance.

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An effort has been put to mask the turbo-lag and churn more performance out of the engine. Both engines rev well and come with a 6-speed transmission as standard. The automatic variant indeed feels better in traffic as this engine revs tall. It takes very little time to take you above 100km/h, and the third gear itself can take up to 3-digit speeds.

The entry-level 1.0L TSI variant meets all your needs with well-delivered power for both city and weekend drives. The enthusiasts choice will be the 1.5L turbo as it has a more powerful punch and better fuel efficiency. The paddle shifters add another level of fun and the bigger engine performs stronger with immense potential.

Interior & Ride

The interiors have not been revealed officially, but we know it gets a digital instrument cluster. The interiors are expected to be more premium & upmarket than the Rapid. Slavia is spacious enough and offers a comfortable position for the rear passengers too. The cabin seems well built and blocks external noise & interferences. Overall making it an excellent ride for the people.

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Exterior Looks

Skoda Slavia Spied
Skoda Slavia Spied

The dimensions of Slavia are as follows:

  • Length: 4541mm
  • Width: 1752mm
  • Height: 1487mm
  • Wheelbase: 2651mm

It has the most extended wheelbase in the segment and is slightly wider than Honda City, and this offers enough space to meet every user’s demands. While this can be called the baby Octavia, it will surely make some room in the segment.

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As the exterior has not been revealed, the camouflaged version has been spotted. It shows the signature grille, which is now wider & flush-mounted. Along with that, it gets triangular, adding headlamps adding to the aggressive appeal!

 Safety Features

Skoda MQB Platform
Skoda MQB Platform

Skoda has left no stone unturned for the Slavia. Skoda has a sold build with the robust and reassuring thud we all see in the reviews. Slavia handles well and has excellent stability along with safety. It will have six airbags with curtain airbags as optional. Along with multi-collision braking, Skoda has been testing the car for side pole & rear crash tests too. Based on VW’s MQB A0-IN platform, it is expected to have better safety for pedestrians too.

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