We are only a few days away from the official unveiling of the much-awaited Skoda Slavia which is set to take place on 18th November. Skoda has been nice to provide us with some teasers and sketches of the mid-size sedan and this time, we get to take our first look at the interiors. Let’s take a look at the interiors and everything else that we know about the Slavia:
The interiors of the Slavia bears a strong resemblance to the Octavia and the Kushaq. The handbrake, switchgear, gear lever, and touch-sensitive climate control unit are borrowed from the Kushaq. The steering wheel is the same twin-spoke leather-wrapped unit with chrome scrollers and audio controls. There are circular A/C vents on the sides which are different from the hexagonal units seen in the Kushaq. Unlike the Kushaq, the Slavia will come with a virtual cockpit display. The instrument binnacle gets the word ‘Skoda’ embossed on it. The center stage is taken up by the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is borrowed from the Kushaq. In terms 0f features, the Slavia will be loaded with 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, cruise control and keyless entry with push-button start. The safety features are going to be extensive as well with the likes of rollover protection, brake disc wiping, ASR, MSR, Electronic differential lock with XDS and XDS+, three-point seatbelts for all the rear passengers and multi-collision braking, 6 airbags, TPMS, HHC, ABS and EBD, and TCS.
The Slavia measures 4,541 mm long, 1,752 mm wide, and 1,487 mm tall with a 2,651 mm wheelbase. The front reveals a typical Skoda face with a butterfly grille. The headlights are LED units and the fog lamps are halogen units. The side features 16-inch alloy wheels which seem to be finished in a black shade. The rear features a notchback design which is a design characteristic followed by all Skoda sedans. It features LED taillamps as well. One can notice the sunroof and shark fin antenna on the roof as well. The Slavia will be based on the MQB AO IN platform which the Skoda Kushaq is based on. Expect a lot of parts sharing with the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus since both these cars are cut from the same cloth.
The Slavia will share its powertrain options with the Kushaq too. The turbocharged 1.0 liter 3 cylinder TSI engine produces 115hp and 175 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. It will also get a turbocharged 1.5 liter 4 cylinder TSI engine which produces 150hp and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual or 7 speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.