After launching the 1.0-litre TSI engine three days ago, Skoda has now launched the 1.5-litre TSI Slavia. Only launched as a fully loaded Style trim, it is priced at Rs. 16.19 lakh. Skoda has already begun the production of the Slavia at their Aurangabad facility. Booking commenced a couple of months ago, deliveries should begin by the end of March of next month. Now let’s understand the pricing of the sedan.
Detailed Pricing of the Skoda Slavia 1.5-litre TSI[table id=68 /]
As you can see in the table, the Slavia 1.5-litre trim is available as both a manual and automatic transmission. Available only in their top-spec Style trim, the manual version is priced at Rs. 16.19 lakh and the automatic version is priced at Rs. 17.79 lakh. Compared to the 1.0-litre top trim, the 1.5-litre MT is Rs. 80,000 more expensive while the 1.5-litre AT costs Rs. 2.40 lakh more.
Skoda Slavia Engine specs
As we know there is no difference externally between the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre versions. The main difference is mechanically under the hood. The 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine is the same motor seen in the Rapid, VW Polo and Vento. But the 1.5-litre TSI motor is a new addition that was first seen in the Kushaq SUV.
The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine pushes 150 hp and 250 Nm of peak torque. It gets the same 6-speed manual transmission as the other engine. Unlike the 1.0-litre TSI, this gets the famous 7-speed DSG gearbox from the VW Group.
The 1.5-litre TSI is a quicker engine but the mileage is on the lower side. To overcome this, Skoda has equipped it with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT). This tech cleverly shuts two-cylinder out of four when the power necessity is low, boosting the mileage of the car.
The ARAI claimed mileage for the 1.0-litre engine are 19.47 kmpl and 18.07 kmpl for the manual and automatic transmissions respectively. The 1.5-litre gives 18.72 kmpl and 18.41 kmpl for the manual and automatic transmissions respectively.
The Slavia comes with plenty of features. A 10-inch touchscreen system, 8-inch virtual cockpit, sunroof, wireless SmartLink connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, 8 high-performance speakers and subwoofer, and more.
Overall, Skoda seems to have developed a tough challenger in the midsize sedan segment. A spectacular exterior design, improved cabin and storage space, a ton of features and affordable pricing make the Slavia a perfect sedan. Like many car pandits predicted the Slavia could be the Honda City killer. What do you think? Would you rather buy a Honda City or the fresh new Skoda Slavia? Let us know in the comments section below.
1. Does Skoda offer Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) for both 1.0L and 1.5L engines in Slavia?
The ACT is only available for the bigger 1.5L TSI engine in the Slavia.
2. Does the 1.5L Skoda Slavia have a sunroof?
Yes, the 1.5L Skoda Slavia is a fully loaded variant with a sunroof.