Skoda India, which has developed the Slavia sedan for the local market, continues to share details about the model ahead of its full-fledged premiere on 18 November. Last week, the manufacturer published photos of camouflaged prototypes, and today it released a couple of design sketches.
In the sketches, you can see a hexagonal grille visually combined with headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights, Skoda nameplates on the front fenders, aft with the brand name on the trunk lid, C-shaped lights and a chrome strip on the bumper. At the same time, the rims are traditionally painted hypertrophied, and the door handles of a real car will probably be ordinary, not hidden.
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In India, Slavia will replace Rapid: until recently, a redesigned Volkswagen Polo sedan was produced there under this name. At the same time, the Slavia itself named after the bicycles is not an absolute novelty – it is just a variation on the theme of the Brazilian Volkswagen Virtus, released back in 2017.
Formally, Slavia is a purely Indian product based on the MBQ-A0-IN platform, already the second after the Kushaq crossover. The manufacturer published the key characteristics of the sedan at the end of October. Its dimensions are 4541x1752x1487 mm, wheelbase is 2651 mm. The range of engines will be composed of two gasoline turbine units – a 115-liter liter and a 150-liter 1.5 liter unit. Both are combined with mechanics, and as an alternative to the first, a six-speed automatic is put, the second – a seven-speed robot. The equipment includes virtual instruments, cruise control, a rear view camera and up to six airbags.
In addition to two Skodas, the Volkswagen Taigun crossover was built on the MBQ-A0-IN, and later it is used for the Virtus adapted for India. The matter will not be limited to one country: the parent concern recently transferred to the Czech brand the development of all future models on the MBQ-A0 for emerging markets.