Production of Slavia begins

The launch is a part of the company six new offerings in 2022

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 21 Jan 2022 Views icon2450 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Production of Slavia begins

Skoda Auto India has begun the production of its premium mid-size sedan, the Slavia from its plant in Chakan, Pune.

Developed for the Indian market, the vehicle is powered by a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol, making 85kW (115ps) and 110kW (150PS) respectively. The Slavia will come with a choice of either a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or 7-speed DSG transmission.

Christian Cahn von Seelen, chairman, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India said, “Four years ago, we pledged a renewed commitment to India with the announcement of the India 2.0 project. The Slavia is a strong testament of our intent and capability in the Indian market.”

Zac Hollis, brand director, Skoda Auto India, said, “In times where interest for crossovers and SUVs is high, the Slavia is a measure of Skoda Auto's confidence that it is the product and not the category or body shape that will drive customer demand."

Skoda Auto (India), which clocked sales of 23,858 vehicles in 2021, has set an ambitious target of growing three times to over 71,000 units in the current year, and further scaling up to 100,000 units by 2025, Hollis had told the media some weeks ago.  The company sold 10,387 vehicles in 2020, a year in which sales were impacted by the lockdown.

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