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Skoda Slavia Pros and Cons: Finally a Sedan better than Honda City, Ciaz, Verna

Skoda Slavia Pros and Cons: Finally a Sedan better than Honda City, Ciaz, Verna

Skoda Slavia First Cut Review. Here is Skoda Slavia First Looks, Interiors, Space, Safety, Prices Explained against Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz

 

Skoda Slavia Pros and Cons

Skoda Slavia is all new Mid Sedan Car which enters the Space - after good 3.5 years of last Sedan as Toyota Yaris been launched. But unlike Toyota Yaris - Skoda seems all ready to take on Honda City and Hyundai Verna in full throttle 

Heres is what can expect from Skoda Slavia

 

Exterior Looks: Looks very promising - infact the most Stylish and Well Proportionate and Bigger Car. With Cut and Creases on Bonet, Skoda Signature Front Griile. Crystallined LED Headlights with LED DRL, wide front air dam and With a width which at 1752 mm makes Skoda Slavia looks very promising and stylish in exteriors with segment maximum width car.

Come on to Sides at massive length of 4541 mm and Wheelbase of 2651 mm - Skoda Slavia as 2nd Gen Rapid looks like a lot longer car and infact is longer than First Gen Skoda Octavia as what launched a decade back in Indian Market.

While Ambition and Style Trim will come with 16 Inch Alloys, Base Active Trim will feature in 15 Inch Steel Wheels

Rear Profile has C Shaped LED Tail Lights as Standard Element with Shark Finn Antenna and Skoda Badge on Rear and Boot Space is largest in segment at 521 Litres with easy loading lip

Overall - Care for Classic, European Styling - you will be thoroughly impressed.

Mind you - if you considering Skoda Slavoa - opt for this Crystal Blue Color - car looks Stunning and gives you a Sporty Presence with a Differentiating Road Presence.

Here are Dimensions Compared

Dimensions Skoda Slavia Honda City Hyundai Verna Maruti Ciaz
Length 4541 mm 4549 mm 4440 mm 4490 mm
Width 1752 mm 1748 mm 1729 mm 1730 mm
Height 1487 mm 1489 mm 1475 mm 1485 mm
Wheelbase 2651 mm 2600 mm 2600 mm 2650 mm
Ground Clearance 179 mm 165 mm 165 mm 170 mm
Boot Space 521 Litre 510 Litre 465 Litre 510 Litre
Wheels 15 & 16 Inch 15 & 16 Inch 15 & 16 Inch 15 & 16 Inch

 

In Cabin Seating Comfort and Space: Well if you come on to Interiors then Driver and Co-Passenger Seat comes with decent Lumbar, Under-thigh and Back Support. A Big Fat person too will find himself comfotable on driver seat. Ingress and Egress is easier and any one with back Pain or Orthopaedic issue will too find Skoa Slavia Front Seats to be the best in Mid Sedan Segment

In terms of Rear Seat - Legroom Space is phenomenal due to extended Wheelbase and thanks to extended Width and Adjustable Head Restraints - 3 Adults actually can sit on Rear Sear without discomfort. Recline angle is at comfortable Position and Ingress / Egress despite of Floating design is satisfactory.

Although yes - Under thigh support on Rear Seat looks average and headroom space is limited for someone with average height of 5'11" or higher.

 

Skoda Slavia Build, Safety, NCAP Rating

Skoda India uses Advanced High Tensile Steel of International Grade for Top Notch Build Quality. Although as car yet to be launched - NCAP Rating not available but Skoda Slavia comes with Impressive Safety Elements 

Safety Features: Skoda Slavia comes with Standard Safety of

  • ESP
  • ABS with EBD
  • Dual Front Airbags

While Top of Line Model Variant comes with loaded Safety of

  • Side & Curtain Airbags
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Multi Collission Braking
  • Wheel Traction with XDS and XDS Plus 

 

Skoda Slavia Engine : 

Comes with Segment Most Powerful Petrol Engine Choices

Dimensions Skoda Slavia Honda City Hyundai Verna Maruti Ciaz
Engine 1 Litre, 3 Cylinder 1.5 Litre, 4 Cylinder 1.5 Litre, 4 Cylinder 1.5 Litre, 4 Cylinder
Power 115 PS 121 PS 114 PS 104.7 PS
Torque 178 NM 146 NM 147 NM 138 NM
Transmission 6 Speed MT, TC 5 Speed MT, CVT 6 Speed MT, IVT 5 Speed MT, 4 Speed TC
         
Performance Engine 1.5 Litre, 4 Cylinder xx 1 Litre, 3 Cylinder xx
Power  150 PS xx 120 PS xx
Torque 250 NM xx 175 NM xx
Transmission 6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DSG xx 7 Speed DCT xx

 

Skoda Slavia Features, Prices

Well Some of the highlights of Skoda Slavia Features 

  • Cooled Ventilated Leatherette Seats in Front
  • Crystalline LED Headlights in Front
  • Standard Styling of LED DRL and C Shaped LED Tail Lights in Rear
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Auto Dimming IRVM, Rear View Camera
  • Push Button Ignition with Request Sensor on both Front Doors
  • 7 Inch Digital Instrument Cluster which gives cockpiut kind Feel
  • Leather Wrapped 2 Spoke Steering Wheel
  • ESP, 6 Airbags, Traction Control, TPMS
  • 10 Inch Infotainment System with 6 Speakers and Add on Tweeter
  • 16 Inch Alloy Wheels in Ambition and Style Trim with R16 205/55 Tyre

 

Skoda Slavia Booking, Prices

Skoda Slavia Bookings Started and car to be available in 3 Variants (Active, Ambition and Style). Although Official Launch will likely happen in January 2022 and Deliveries will begin from Feb 2022 - Prices expected to be in range of

  • Rs 10 Lakh to 14 Lakh for 1 Litre TSI Manual Transmission
  • Rs 13.5 Lakh to 15.5 Lakh for 1 Litre TSI Automatic Transmission
  • Rs 15.5 Lakh for 1.5 Litre TSI Manual Transmission
  • Rs 17 Lakh for 1.5 Litre TSI DSG Automatic Transmission

Above are Expected Ex-showroom Prices

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