Skoda is engaged on a brand new sedan for the Indian market. It won’t be a alternative for the present Speedy. As an alternative, it would sit above the Speedy. The brand new sedan has been codenamed ANB. Skoda additionally filed for the “Slavia” identify so it’s anticipated that the brand new sedan will likely be referred to as Slavia. Lately, Slavia was noticed in Pune whereas it was on a check.
The photographs are uploaded by Motorbeam on Instagram. We are able to see that the entire sedan is wrapped in thick camouflage so not a lot could possibly be seen from the spy pictures. The general profile of the sedan is seen. Additionally, there’s a image of the inside of the Slavia. The launch of the Slavia will occur by the tip of this yr with deliveries ranging from subsequent yr.
Up-front we get angular headlamps with an enormous butterfly grille that we have now seen on each Skoda car. It looks as if there will likely be smooth LED Daytime Operating strips within the headlamp unit similar to we have now seen on the Skoda Kushaq which is a lately launched mid-size SUV. There are additionally fog lamps positioned within the bumper. The bumper itself will get a honeycomb design for the air dam.
There may be an elongated bonnet that offers a sublime and premium look to the sedan. There will likely be no laborious physique traces on the facet of the sedan to retain that elegant look. We additionally get a primary have a look at the 5-spoke alloy wheels that Skoda will likely be utilizing. There may be additionally a shark-fin antenna and a third-brake mild.
On the rear, there are LED hind lights and Skoda may supply a hatchback-style tailgate. Skoda is utilizing a hatchback-style tailgate for Octavia for a very long time. Having a hatchback will increase the practicality of the boot by a big margin. For reference, Skoda Octavia has a boot house of 600 litres which is even larger than some SUVs. For those who fold down the seats then the boot house will be elevated to 1555 litres. The boot house of the Slavia won’t be as massive because the Octavia nevertheless it nonetheless needs to be fairly beneficiant.
The inside additionally seems to be premium. Skoda is utilizing dual-tone black and beige theme as we will see from the spy footage. The steering wheel can also be a two-spoke items that we first noticed on Octavia after which on the Kushaq. There’s a new era of touchscreen infotainment system that can also be on the Kushaq. The AC vents are positioned under the infotainment system.
One other factor that we discover is that the Slavia right here is utilizing an analogue instrument cluster. It can additionally include options like linked automobile know-how, multi-function steering wheel, cruise management, push button to begin/cease the engine, automated local weather management, multi-information show and way more.
Slavia may also be based mostly on the MQB-AO-IN platform that can also be used on the Skoda Kushaq and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. The engine choices are additionally anticipated to be the identical. So, there will likely be a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI. Each will likely be supplied with a handbook gearbox in addition to automated transmission.