Skoda Slavia teased in official design sketches
Skoda is busy in the hype building of its upcoming C-sedan, the Slavia. The company has now revealed official sketches of the sedan’s exterior before its official debut on November 18.
For those unaware, the Skoda Slavia is the third car to be based on Volkswagen Group India’s domestically build MQB A0 IN platform, the first two being the Kushaq and Taigun.
It will be replacing the Rapid, which was finally laid to rest a few days back after its decade long innings in India. However, the Slavia will be quite substantial in its dimensions, and as per Skoda, it’s longer and wider than the first-gen Octavia.
Skoda’s design drawings highlight a number of Slavia’s external design features. The car’s low front end features a large, hexagonal grille flanked on each side by slim headlamps with L-shaped Daytime Running Light strips. Moving on to the profile, the softly sloping roofline at the back that integrates neatly into the boot lid creates a coupe-like shape.
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A nice set of dual, five-spoke alloy wheels can also be seen. Skoda’s trademark C-shaped taillights, which are separated into two halves and extend into the trunk, can be seen at the back. The tidy bumper is finished off with a full-width chrome strip on the bottom half.
The new Slavia, like the Kushaq, will come with an option of two TSI turbo-petrol engines under the hood. The first is a 115hp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. A 150hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG transmission will be the alternative, more powerful choice.
The new sedan will rival the Honda City and Hyundai Verna in India. In future, it will also spawn a VW sister model which is rumoured to be called VW Virtus.