Skoda Slavia

Skoda Slavia Variants Explained; Best Variant to Buy

The Skoda Slavia has taken the midsize sedan segment by storm. A segment that has long been dominated by the Honda City, now faces stiff competition from Skoda’s newest sedan. In terms of price, the Slavia has been positioned at a price range of Rs. 10.69 lakh to Rs. 17.79 lakh, with three variants, two turbo petrol engine options, and three transmissions on offer. Skoda will be relying on the value proposition of their new car to help it gain traction and give life to the ailing midsize sedan segment in India.

Built on the MQB A0-IN platform that also underpins the Skoda Kushaq as well as the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus, the Slavia shares the crown of being the longest midsize sedan in India. The length helps accommodate the 521 litre boot as well as the feature-rich, spacious interiors. Here are the details you need to choose the right Skoda Slavia variant for yourself.

Skoda Slavia Variants

The Skoda Slavia is offered in three variants of Active, Ambition, and Style. Combined with the two powertrains on offer, there are eight variants available to choose from.

Skoda Slavia Engine & Transmission

Engine

1.0-litre TSI petrol

1.5-litre TSI petrol

Transmission

6-speed Manual

6-speed Torque Converter Automatic

6-speed Manual

7-speed DSG Automatic

Power

115 HP | 175 Nm

150 HP | 250 Nm

Skoda Slavia Dimensions

Length

4541 mm

Width

1752 mm

Height

1487 mm

Wheelbase

2651 mm

Boot Space

521 litres

Skoda Slavia Safety Features

Airbags

Up to 6 airbags

ABS with EBD

Yes

Other Features

Electronic Differential System

Skoda Slavia Active

The Skoda Slavia Active is the base variant of the midsize sedan and brings the essential features that are at the core of the driving experience. However, the base variant does miss out on premium features that elevate the driving experience. What the Slavia Active does have is the responsive 1.0-litre TSI engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic option available on the Slavia base variant.

Skoda Slavia Active features

Skoda Slavia Active Features

Exterior Features

Halogen Headlamps

LED DRLs

Body-coloured door handles

Body-coloured bumpers

15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers

LED Tail lamps

Interior Features

Steering mounted controls

Analogue MID cluster

7-inch touchscreen infotainment display

Manual height adjustable driver seat

4-speaker sound system

Manual AC

All four power windows

Electronically adjustable ORVM

Tilt & telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Fabric upholstery

Adjustable headrests

No rear AC vents

Safety Features

Dual airbags

ABS with EBD

ESC with traction control

Multi-collision braking

Rear parking sensors

TPMS

Who is the Slavia Active variant for?

In terms of value, the base variant of the Skoda Slavia is hard to recommend when considering its price and its rivals. At Rs. 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom), the Slavia competes against the 4th generation Honda City, which is cheaper and better equipped. The Skoda Slavia Active variant is best suited for those who want to customize the car to their tastes while still enjoying the 1.0-litre TSI engine.

Skoda Slavia Ambition

Skoda’s true value package is the Ambition variant of the Skoda Slavia. The mid variant of the Slavia has been packed with the essential premium features that deliver on a premium sedan experience. While the Ambition variant is only equipped with the 1.0-litre TSI engine, it is paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Skoda Slavia Ambition Features

Skoda Slavia Ambition Features

Exterior Features (In addition to Active Features)

Front fog lamps

Chrome door handles

Electrically folding ORVMs

16-inch alloy wheels

Interior Features (In addition to Active Features)

Start-Stop button

Analogue MID cluster with digital display

10-inch touchscreen infotainment display

8-speaker sound system

Automaic climate control

Paddle shifters (AT only)

Front armrest

Rear armrest

Textured fabric upholstery

Rear AC vents

Front & rear charging ports

Safety Features (In addition to Active Features)

Cruise control

Hill hold control

Rear parking camera

Who is the Skoda Slavia Ambition for?

With a price range between Rs. 12.39 lakh to Rs. 13.59 lakh, the Skoda Slavia is the direct rival to the 5th generation Honda City. This variant is perfectly suited for those who are seeking for the essential Skoda premium driving experience that does not compromise too much to meet its price.

Skoda Slavia Style

The Style variant of the Skoda Slavia is the complete Skoda premium experience that you expect from the Czech carmaker. Along with every premium feature expected at this price point, the Skoda Slavia Style variant is also equipped with two engine options: the 1.0-litre TSI and the 1.5-litre TSI. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. For the automatic options, the smaller engine gets the torque converter automatic while the larger engine gets the enthusiast-focused 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Skoda Slavia Style Features

Skoda Slavia Style Features

Exterior Features (In addition to Ambition Features)

LED Headlight

Chrome door handles

Electrically folding ORVMs

16-inch dual tone alloy wheels

Automatic headlamps

Interior Features (In addition to Ambition Features)

Start-Stop button

8-inch digital MID

Electric sunroof

Height adjustable co-driver seat

Leatherette upholstery

Ventilated front seats

Safety Features (In addition to Ambition Features)

Side airbags

Curtain airbags

Rain sensing wipers

Who is the Skoda Slavia Style for?

The Skoda Slavia Style is a very focused sedan. At a price range of Rs. 13.99 lakh to Rs. 17.79 lakh, the Slavia is aimed at the Skoda Octavia buyer who is on a budget. The 1.5-litre variants are geared towards the enthusiasts, with the DSG automatic a particular value addition. This top-end variant gets the comfort and performance features you expect from a Skoda car at a much more accessible price. 

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