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Old 13th October 2021, 16:17   #166
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My expectation(purely mine) is that the range will start with base variants pitched against Verna and City while the top end 1.5DSG would come with a premium above the top end petrols of the City or Verna. As told my Zac Hollis earlier, they have stretched the MQB-A0IN to its max for the Kushaq for width. For length they seem to have made the Slavia a little longer(??) wrt wheelbase. But placing it above the Kushaq would be suicidal since that segment is dead from sometime and would not bring volumes to justify a new product being developed. Getting the Octavia here isnt the same case since development costs are not high and it is developed internationally.

Hence my expectation for the pricing would be in the regular C segment band and with a slight premium for 1.5DSG which would still put it below the Kushaq 1.5DSG. Beyond that, I dont think the Slavia would offer anything more than the Kushaq to demand a higher price band.
So we can expect the same 1.0 TSI and 1.5 Engine combo for base and top variants respectively just like the Kushaq?
I don't think bringing 1.0 TSI would make sense as the rapid already come with the same, let's see what the future holds. I hope they price it competitively and not mess it up like the Kushaq.
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So we can expect the same 1.0 TSI and 1.5 Engine combo for base and top variants respectively just like the Kushaq?
I don't think bringing 1.0 TSI would make sense as the rapid already come with the same, let's see what the future holds..
There is no other choice other than to use the 1.0TSI. The same engine is used in the Polo, Vento as well as Taigun hence it cant be the case that that the Slavia wouldnt get it. It will allow them to price it over a large price bracket and also match the competitions 1.0 Turbo offering from Hyundai. Considering that Hyundai also charges quite a lot for the Verna Turbo, you can expect the Slavia 1.0 to be pitched against the same and then the 1.5DSG with a premium.
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There is no other choice other than to use the 1.0TSI. The same engine is used in the Polo, Vento as well as Taigun hence it cant be the case that that the Slavia wouldnt get it. It will allow them to price it over a large price bracket and also match the competitions 1.0 Turbo offering from Hyundai. Considering that Hyundai also charges quite a lot for the Verna Turbo, you can expect the Slavia 1.0 to be pitched against the same and then the 1.5DSG with a premium.
So that translates to 16-18 lakh OTR for the 1.0 turbo right? Considering the extra premium Skoda sprinkles over its prices compared to the competition
Lets hope we can see automatic variants under 18 OTR, I would buy the TC TSI anyday over the dull CVT offered by Honda.
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Curious to see if the interior design language mimics the Octavia (exterior definitely seems to) or will it will be similar to the Kushaq's
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ŠKODA SLAVIA rendered:

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ŠKODA SLAVIA rendered:
Looks realistic IMHO. The base image used is that of the Virtus 200 TSi.

Skoda Rapid replacement coming in 2021. Edit: Named Slavia-2018vwvirtuspolobasedsedanfrontthreequarters.jpg

However, hope they spice it up for the 1.5 variant (unlike in the Kushaq), because Volkswagen may come up with a GT/GTS treatment for the larger 250 TSi motor - like they have in Brazil.

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I don't think bringing 1.0 TSI would make sense as the rapid already come with the same, let's see what the future holds. I hope they price it competitively and not mess it up like the Kushaq.
Vento/Rapid is in its 12th year in the market. Do we really trust them to continue production for longer? I would be willing to bet that this ploy is only to avoid giving discounts on the ageing model till the replacement is ready to take over.

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Now you can register interest for the Skoda Slavia to get further updates on the launch -

https://www.skoda-auto.co.in/aid/slavia?

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ŠKODA SLAVIA rendered:
i hope that the Slavia looks like a mini superb rather than a mini Octavia . kind of like how the C-class has always has been a mini S-class , this also creates aspirational value for the entry level model too .

Also , it shouldn't be wild to guess that features from the Kushaq could very well make it to the Slavia too

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ŠKODA SLAVIA rendered:

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If the Slavia looks like that, wow.

Most sedans in that price range all look pretty good IMO - Honda City, Hyundai Verna, VW Vento, and Skoda Rapid. So looks alone won't be enough. I hope the 1.5 TSI engine is priced competitively.
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Skoda's Slavia in new spy shots!

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Slavia will carry a familiar Skoda face, with the same angular LED headlamp design as seen on the Octavia and Superb. The wide butterfly grille is also present while the front bumper seems like a fairly simple unit with a central air dam and halogen fog lamps. The Slavia is noticeable longer and wider than the Rapid and is roughly the same size as the erstwhile Laura.
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Skoda's Slavia in new spy shots!
Saw this mule on the Expressway yesterday. The rear design seemed a bit weird; the boot is a bit high ŕ la the 3GT, but it doesn't have the coupe roofline to go with it. Nevertheless, it looked to be spacious on the inside. Height seemed more or less equal to the Rapid I was in. I could make out LED tail lamps through the camo.
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Default Re: Skoda Rapid replacement coming in 2021. Edit: Named Slavia

There is lot of talk on how slavia is nothing but latest gen Russian rapid.
Spy shots also suggest the same. Wonder why all this secrecy?
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There is lot of talk on how slavia is nothing but latest gen Russian rapid.
Spy shots also suggest the same. Wonder why all this secrecy?
If I recall correctly, Zac Hollis cleary rejected this theory . I will link his reply with the post.
https://twitter.com/Zac_Hollis_/stat...7lvIAd5tQ&s=19
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If I recall correctly, Zac Hollis cleary rejected this theory . I will link his reply with the post.
https://twitter.com/Zac_Hollis_/stat...7lvIAd5tQ&s=19
It is to be a Fabia-based sedan? Interesting!

2022 Skoda Slavia Spied As A Fabia-Based Sedan

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/09/20...a-based-sedan/
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Is there any consensus on what is the underlying platform?
(apologies if I missed it in some of the previous posts)

Is this an all new car based on the Kushaq platform? or is it the latest version on the old Rapid platform (i.e. the 2021 car sold in the UK -https://www.carwow.co.uk/skoda/rapid#gref)

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