Skoda Slavia, sedan to exchange Speedy, to be unveiled ‘subsequent month’

The entry of the Skoda Slavia in India comes after the Speedy ended a decade of fine efficiency. It’s anticipated to tackle rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda Metropolis and Hyundai Verna among the many premium mid-size sedans.

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HT Auto Desk

written by : Sabyasachi Dasgupta
20 October 2021, 12:01 pm

Skoda Slavia wrapped in camouflage was noticed testing earlier this month.

Skoda is all set to unveil its new premium mid-size sedan Slavia for the Indian market. The Czech carmaker has confirmed that the brand new Slavia is ready to interrupt cowl, weeks after saying its arrival in November.

Skoda lately teased the 2021 Slavia, giving a primary glimpse of what the sedan may appear like. The Czech carmaker launched the primary official picture of the automobile, wrapped in orange camouflage, testing on Indian roads.

Skoda Auto India director Zack Hollis has confirmed that particulars concerning the new Slavia can be revealed subsequent month. Responding to one of many customers on Twitter, Hollis mentioned, “This data can be launched subsequent month.” His reply has given a transparent thought concerning the timeline of the official begin of Slavia.

The 2021 Skoda Slavia is touted because the successor to the carmaker’s standard sedan Speedy. Nevertheless, the Slavia is prone to be extra premium as in comparison with the Speedy mannequin. The carmaker had confirmed earlier this 12 months that there could be no extra new fashions or facelifts of the Speedy sedan in India.

The 2021 Skoda Slavia is prone to be based mostly on the share of the MQB-A0-IN platform, which underpins all new-generation Skoda and Volkswagen automobiles, together with the lately launched Kushak and Taigun SUVs. Beneath the hood, the Skoda Slavia is prone to be outfitted with the identical 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that powers the Kushak SUV. Transmission work might be accomplished both by a six-speed guide or a six-speed computerized gearbox.

The Slavia goes to be Skoda’s third mannequin to be launched in India this 12 months. The carmaker has launched the Kushaq SUV and the brand new era Octavia sedan to this point this 12 months. Whereas the Octavia will proceed to be Skoda’s flagship mannequin within the sedan phase, the Slavia will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda Metropolis and Hyundai Verna within the premium mid-size sedan.

The Skoda Slavia will quickly have a brand new rival from its sibling carmaker Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Vertus, which is prone to share the MQB-A0-IN platform with the Skoda Slavia, is touted because the carmaker’s different standard sedan, the Vento. The brand new sedan from the German carmaker is prone to get the identical 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit that has been borrowed from the Taigun SUV. The engine might be mated to both a 6-speed guide transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

First printed date: 20 October 2021, 11:59 AM IST

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