Despite the pandemic, the testing regime of the Skoda Slavia seems to have gone ahead without major hurdles
The Skoda Slavia has been spotted yet again in Pune as testing of the new C-segment sedan continues.
This time the car was seen by MotorBeamer Aryan and by the looks of things, the Czech carmaker is almost done with the development process of the vehicle.
Visibly larger than the Rapid, this new sedan’s design is inspired by the new-generation Fabia and the Octavia, which was launched recently.
The wide bonnet, raked windscreen, new ORVMs, sloping roofline and a hatch at the back gives the car the look of a traditional, practical sedan.
Sporting the wide Skoda radiator grille, the car has sleek headlights, fog lamps that are positioned beneath and a wide air intake at the lower portion of the bumper.
Riding on a stylish set of alloys (the wheels do look lost in the arches though) the Slavia also comes with LED tail lamps and a large enough greenhouse.
Underpinned by the MQB-A0-IN modular platform, like the Kushaq, the Slavia’s dual tone interior was also spotted and it all looks rather familiar.
The dashboard which looks similar to that of the Kushaq’s, has a large infotainment touchscreen (likely 10 inches in size) and a semi-digital instrument cluster (a fully digital screen should be offered with its cousin wearing the Volkswagen badge).
Like the central air vents, the 2-spoke steering wheel has knurled toggles. Expect the sedan to come with a similar set of features as Skoda’s compact SUV.
Engine options will include a 1.0-litre TSI (115 PS and 175 Nm) and a 1.5-litre TSI (150 PS and 250 Nm) petrol units and the gearbox choices will include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed auto and a 7-speed DSG.
Although the carmaker has stated that it is working on increasing localisation levels of its new models, if the pricing of the Kushaq is anything to go by, the Slavia should come with premium pricing when it gets launched later this year, costing over Rs. 10 lakhs and under Rs. 17 lakhs (ex-showroom).