Skoda Auto has been working on a brand new mid size premium sedan. The sedan is going to be known as Slavia and the car has been spotted several times. Skoda India has now officially released a sketch of the Slavia showing how the interiors on the upcoming sedan would look like. Skoda is yet to unveil their upcoming premium sedan Slavia in the market officially. Last week, they released another sketch revealing how the exterior of the sedan looks like. The premium midsize sedan’s cabin showcases the current Skoda interior concept, as featured in some of the brand’s other models along with the latest design elements.
In the sketch released by Skoda some of the features and design elements of the Slavia are visible. Starting with the design itself. The sedan gets a three layered dashboard design. There is horizontal gloss black strip running from one of the dashboard to the other. On both the ends, there are round AC vents with aluminium finish to it.
On the center of the dashboard, the free standing touchscreen infotainment system can be seen in the center of the dashboard. Two AC vents are seen below the screen as well. On the right hand side there is the steering wheel. The Slavia gets two spoke steering wheel like many other Skoda cars in the segment. The audio control buttons and cruise control buttons are also seen in the sketch. Behind the steering wheel is the fully digital instrument cluster. This is a feature that was actually missing from Kushaq when production version came but, it looks like Slavia will be offered with it.
Overall, the cabin on Slavia has a premium feel. It is being marketed as a premium mid size sedan which could be an indicator that it is going to priced slightly higher than its competition. Skoda Slavia when launched will replace Rapid. It will rival with cars like Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento in the segment.
Just like Kushaq, Skoda Slavia is also based on MQB A0-IN platform. Skoda Auto has specially adapted this version of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix for the Indian market. Its technical development was handled by the Skoda Auto Technology Centre in Pune.
In terms of exterior design Skoda Slavia gets typical Skoda like sharp design with elements like LED DRLs, LED headlamps, alloy wheels, all LED tail lamps and so on. Skoda Slavia sedan will be offered with two engine options. These are the same engine options that are available with Kushaq and other vehicles from the group. There will be a 1.0 litre , three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which will generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be offered with both manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The next engine option on offer will be the 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. It will be available with a 6-speed manual and a DSG gearbox option. Skoda is expected to unveil Slavia to the public soon.
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