Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI Launched At INR 16.19 Lakh
Skoda has finally launched the Slavia 1.5-TSI after launching the cheaper 1.0-TSI variants! The manual and DSG variants of the Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI cost 16.19 lakh and 17.79 lakh, respectively. One could argue that the Slavia 1.5 TSI is the most expensive mid-size sedan available in India right now, but with 150hp and 250nm of torque under the hood, it’s also the most powerful! The Slavia 1.5-TSI is clearly designed for enthusiasts, and it shows.
The Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI is 4,541 mm long, 1,752 mm wide, and 1,487 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,651 mm. The Slavia, according to Skoda, is larger than the first-generation Octavia. The front of the car has a typical Skoda face with a butterfly grille. The headlights are LED L-shaped units, while the fog lights are halogen units. The side is outfitted with 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
The rear has a notchback design, which is a design feature shared by all Skoda sedans. It also has LED taillamps with crystalline detailing. A diffusor with a chrome element is located in the lower half of the bumper. The sunroof and shark fin antenna is also visible on the roof. The Skoda Kushaq is based on the MQB AO IN platform, as is the Slavia.
The interiors of the Slavia are strikingly similar to those of the Octavia and the Kushaq. The Kushaq’s handbrake, switchgear, gear lever, and touch-sensitive climate control unit are all borrowed. The same twin-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome scrollers and audio controls is used. The A/C vents on the sides are circular, as opposed to the hexagonal units seen in the Kushaq. The Slavia, unlike the Kushaq, has an 8-inch virtual cockpit display.
The word ‘Skoda‘ is embossed on the instrument binnacle. The 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, borrowed from the Kushaq, takes center stage. Wireless android auto and apple car play, automatic climate control, reverse parking camera, auto headlamps, auto wipers, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, auto-folding mirrors, wireless charging, ventilated seats, electric sunroof, cruise control, and keyless entry with push-button start are all standard features on the Slavia. It has a boot space of 521 liters, which is quite practical.
Brake disc wiping, ASR, MSR, Electronic differential lock with XDS and XDS+, three-point seatbelts for all rear passengers, multi-collision braking, 6 airbags, TPMS, HHC, ABS, and EBD, and TCS are among the many safety features.
The Slavia and the Kushaq both have powertrain options. The turbocharged 1.0 liter 3-cylinder TSI engine produces 115hp and 175 Nm of torque when paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. It also has a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine that produces 150hp and 250 Nm of torque and is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.