2022 Skoda Slavia

2022 Skoda Slavia

2022 Skoda Slavia

2022 Skoda Slavia

2022 Skoda Slavia

2022 Skoda Slavia

The introduction of the SLAVIA marks the start of ŠKODA AUTO's next stage in the INDIA 2.0 project. Following the successful launch of the KUSHAQ SUV, the brand-new saloon is the Czech carmaker's second India-specific model. The SLAVIA is produced in the country, with a localisation level of 95%. As the saloon is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform - an MQB variant specially adapted by ŠKODA AUTO for India - it offers a comprehensive range of safety features and advanced infotainment systems. The power output of the TSI engines available for the SLAVIA is 85 kW (115 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS) respectively, and just like other ŠKODAs, this model is characterised by an emotive design. Its name is both a tribute to the carmaker's beginnings and a symbol of a new era in the Indian market.

Following the KUSHAQ, the SLAVIA is the second ŠKODA in the INDIA 2.0 campaign

The SLAVIA saloon is the second new ŠKODA for the INDIA 2.0 project, following the KUSHAQ SUV, which was launched in the first quarter of 2021. Headed by ŠKODA AUTO, who oversees all activities of Volkswagen Group in India, the campaign is backed by investments of one billion euros to strengthen the long-term presence of ŠKODA and Volkswagen on the Indian subcontinent. The aim is to reach a combined market share of 5% by 2025. The ŠKODA KUSHAQ and SLAVIA models will be followed by a Volkswagen saloon; a Volkswagen SUV has already been launched.

Exterior: emotive and elegant, featuring crystalline details

Exhibiting elegant lines and ŠKODA's well-established emotive design language, the SLAVIA creates a new highlight for A0 saloons, which are very popular in India. It offers generous amounts of space for up to five people and has a boot capacity of 521 l. Its front and tail lights are available with advanced LED technology and characterise the ŠKODA-typical crystalline details. Chrome-plated design features, two-tone alloy wheels and an exclusive ŠKODA badge all add to the SLAVIA's high-quality feel. The new metallic Crystal Blue and the Tornado Red paintwork are both ŠKODA exclusives for the Indian market.

Headlights and tail lights with LED technology

The entry-level headlights come with halogen lamps for low beam and high beam, while the daytime running lights make use of LED technology. In the top-end specification, a hexagonal LED module produces the low beam and high beam, while the daytime running lights are provided by a striking, sharply defined L-shaped LED strip. There is also a choice of two variants for the rear lights which are split in two. Even the entry-level specification features LED tail lights and brake lights, forming the ŠKODA-typical C-shaped light cluster. The SLAVIA Ambition and Style also boast an LED tail light module on the tailgate.

Interior: modern and in line with the preferences of Indian customers

The new SLAVIA's interior is based on the latest design concept of ŠKODA's European models. A free-standing infotainment screen measuring up to 10 inches takes centre stage. The circular air vents are another striking feature. From Ambition upwards, touch-control Climatronic with Air Care function comes as standard, while comfort features such as ventilated front seats upholstered in leather are available for the top-end specification Style.

Safety: up to six airbags and a Multi-Collision Brake

The ŠKODA SLAVIA comes with excellent active and passive safety features. Occupants are protected by up to six airbags. To ensure children also have a safe journey, the saloon comes with ISOFIX anchors and Top Tether anchor points on the rear seats. ESC is another standard feature ensuring a high level of driving safety, while the Multi-Collision Brake will safely bring the vehicle to a standstill in the event of an accident. The SLAVIA also offers a host of practical comfort features such as Hill-Hold Control, rain and light sensors, and cruise control. A tyre pressure monitor is another convenient feature.

Comprehensive assistance systems improve safety and comfort

The new SLAVIA comes with numerous features, some of which are optional, to support the driver and increase comfort. Cruise control is part of the standard equipment from the Ambition specification upwards, while Hill-Hold Control is included in the Style trim level (for cars with automatic transmission, from Ambition). Optional extras include light and rain sensors to automatically activate the low beam or windscreen wipers as required. Rear parking sensors are fitted as standard; the higher-trim variants come with a rear-view camera. A tyre pressure monitor is a standard feature for all specifications.

Powertrains: choice of two efficient yet powerful TSI engines and three transmissions

ŠKODA offers a choice of two efficient and powerful petrol engines for the new SLAVIA. Both meet the country's stringent BS6 emission standards and transfer their power to the road via a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. For the 1.0 TSI with an output of 85 kW (115 PS), a six-speed automatic transmission is optional, while the top-of-the-range 1.5 TSI delivering 110 kW (150 PS) can also be fitted with a seven-speed DSG.

Range-topping engine from the EVO generation with active cylinder technology

The new ŠKODA SLAVIA's top-end engine is a 1.5-litre TSI with a power output of 110 kW (150 PS) and maximum torque of 250 Nm. This unit comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, and can optionally be paired with a seven-speed DSG, which features gear ratios that offer both sportiness and comfort. Innovative technical measures effectively reduce this four cylinder, EVO-generation engine's fuel consumption. The turbocharger features variable vane geometry, for example, which produces more torque at a wider range of engine speeds. Furthermore, the cylinder liners are plasma-coated with a thin layer that measures just 150 µm (0.15 mm). This replaces cast-iron liners in the cylinder crankcase, which reduces internal friction, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. Through better distribution and dissipation of heat in the combustion chamber, it also lowers the thermal load on the engine. The 1.5 TSI is equipped with active cylinder technology (ACT). When engine load is low, this system automatically - and virtually without the driver noticing - shuts down two cylinders, further reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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