The Czech car manufacturer’s latest model, the SLAVIA, completes their range of saloons and offers generous amounts of space, as is typical of the brand. The A0 mid-size saloon will be offered with a choice of two powerful and efficient TSI engines, as well as a host of comprehensive safety features which include up to six airbags and numerous assistance systems. Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in the INDIA 2.0 project headed by ŠKODA AUTO.
The model name of this latest saloon commemorates the beginnings of Laurin & Klement in Mladá Boleslav. Just one year after the company was founded, in 1896, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement successfully marketed their first bicycles under the brand name SLAVIA. The ŠKODA SLAVIA is now set to mark a new era, this time on the Indian market – with its model name paying homage to the company’s beginnings.
The SLAVIA is 4,541 mm* long, 1,752 mm* wide and has a height of 1,487 mm*; the wheelbase measures 2,651 mm*. While its compact exterior dimensions make it a perfect fit for cities, this brand-new car is also ideally suited for everyday family use thanks to its brand-typical generous interior.
The brand-new saloon comes with excellent active and passive safety features. Occupants are protected by up to six airbags – for the driver and front passenger, as well as optional front side airbags and head curtain airbags.
There is a choice of two powerful and efficient TSI engines for the new ŠKODA SLAVIA. They offer both superior driving performance and high levels of efficiency. The entry-level 1.0-litre TSI develops 85 kW (115 PS)* from its three cylinders, while the four-cylinder 1.5-litre TSI has an output of 110 kW (150 PS)*. Both engines transfer their power to the front wheels. The SLAVIA comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional for the 1.0-litre TSI while the 1.5-litre TSI can also be paired with a seven-speed DSG. The 1.5 TSI is offered with active cylinder technology (ACT), which automatically shuts down two cylinders when the engine load is low. This enhances fuel efficiency.