Mladá Boleslav/Pune, 2 November 2021 – ŠKODA AUTO has launched two official design sketches that tease the brand new SLAVIA for the Indian market. The second new mannequin from the INDIA 2.0 undertaking follows the KUSHAQ SUV launched in early 2021 and is a traditional notchback saloon for the A0 section, a highly regarded class in India. The SLAVIA is likewise produced domestically in Pune and based mostly on the MQB-A0-IN model of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit, which has been particularly tailored by ŠKODA AUTO for the Indian market. The official presentation will happen in November 2021.
The primary of the 2 design sketches options the SLAVIA’s entrance and silhouette. The mannequin’s title evokes the early days of the corporate and the primary bicycles bought in Mladá Boleslav from 1896 by founding fathers Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. The picture exhibits the automobile’s low entrance part, together with a large, hexagonal ŠKODA grille extending all the way in which to slender, sharply outlined headlights that characteristic an L-shaped daytime working gentle strip. Additionally seen are the coupé-style silhouette and lengthy wheelbase in addition to a particular badge with the ŠKODA wordmark on the entrance wings.
The second sketch is targeted on the rear of the brand new ŠKODA SLAVIA. The notchback saloon’s roofline slopes gently in the direction of the rear, the place it merges elegantly and easily into the boot lid. Including additional touches to the mannequin’s distinctive appears to be like are the ŠKODA wordmark in block letters and a rear apron with a chrome strip. As well as, reflectors on both facet emphasise the automobile’s width. That includes the signature C-shaped ŠKODA lights design, the tail lights are divided into two components and lengthen into the boot lid.
By way of engineering, the ŠKODA SLAVIA relies on the domestically developed and produced MQB A0-IN platform, already designed to satisfy India’s new, stricter security and emissions specs. Just like the profitable ŠKODA KUSHAQ launched lately, the brand new saloon was principally developed on the ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Expertise Centre in Pune. For its manufacturing, the automobile maker will supply as much as 95 per cent of elements from native Indian suppliers.