The Czech carmaker Skoda Auto India on Friday announced the commencement of production of the Slavia from its plant in Chakan, Pune, as part of the India 2.0 project.
As per the company press release, the car, based on the Made-for-India MQB-A0-IN platform, will be 95% localised.
Christian Cahn von Seelen, Chairman, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, said that the Slavia will not only provide a boost to the premium sedan segment but will also showcase the company's expertise, pedigree and legacy with sedans in terms of design, packaging, dynamics, technology and value.
Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said the company has already clocked in substantial growth over the last year and are rapidly expanding its network and customer touchpoints to bring more customers into the Skoda family. The Slavia will carry forward the thrust and provide impetus and excitement to the company's customers looking for a set of wheels that offers a better driving experience.
The sedan is powered by 1.0 litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol and 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol, making 85kW (115ps) and 110kW (150PS), respectively. The 1.0-litre unit will get a 6-speed automatic, while the 1.5L engine will be paired with a 7-speed DSG transmission.