Skoda is working on the development of its new Skoda Slavia sedan. The model was photographed during test drives in Europe. Will it be sold in Europe?
The commercial name Skoda Slavia is associated in Europe with a unique model created by the Skoda apprenticeship school. The model is positioned as a convertible alternative to the Skoda Scala, which will never hit the market. The roadster vehicle will not go into production. However, the name Slavia will be used in a commercial product.
The Skoda test car was photographed in broad daylight. The completely disguised sample was road tested. The camouflage hides a Skoda Slavia. The concern is developing a new sedan specifically for the Indian market. The steering wheel of the prototype is on the right.
Recall that the Czech company was the brand chosen by the Volkswagen Group to promote its products in India.
The first model to emerge from this new roadmap was the Skoda Kushaq. The new Slavia will soon follow suit. This new compact sedan should take the place of the Skoda Rapid.
The new Slavia will be a new generation car. It will be supported by the MQB-IN platform, a variant of the MQB-A0 architecture specifically designed for the new models that Skoda will launch in India. Compared to the aforementioned Rapid, the new Slavia will get a longer wheelbase, which will result in more passenger compartment and luggage space.
More equipped versions will have digital hardware and a 10-inch touchscreen.
On the mechanical side, the new Slavia will be sold alongside a range of gasoline engines. There will be no diesel or electrified options; under the hood there will be a 1.0-liter TSI with 115 hp and a 1.5 TSI with 150 hp. Both motors work with a manual transmission or front-wheel drive automatic transmission.
The commercial launch of the new Slavia will take place in the first half of 2022. Skoda will carry out an advertising campaign by the end of this year, officially announcing the model name.