Skoda Slavia Vs Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, VW Vento
Skoda Slavia, like the Kushaq, is based on the MQB A0 IN platform.
Skoda has unveiled the much-anticipated Slavia, which will take the place of the outgoing Rapid. Slavia will compete in the Indian market against other mid-size sedans like the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Maruti Ciaz when it debuts.
The forthcoming sedan's bookings have already begun, and deliveries will begin following its formal launch in Q1 2022.
The Czech automaker has put in a lot of effort to make Skoda Slavia a viable competitor to the models described above, with the goal of making it the sector leader in the mid-size sedan segment.
Let's see how Skoda Slavia compares to its direct competitors, as well as its outgoing sibling and cousin, the Rapid and Volkswagen Vento. To know more about Skoda Slavia, You may read the Article “Skoda Unveils Slavia”.
Skoda Slavia Vs Rivals Size Comparison
Its clearly evident that the Skoda Slavia is a lot larger sedan than the Rapid, which has always seemed small in comparison to its competitors. In fact, when it comes to the overall length, Skoda Slavia is currently second only to Honda City.
The wheelbase is the longest in the class, along with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and the Czech sedan is the widest. It stands 1487mm tall, just a little less than City's 1489mm.
The new Skoda Slavia is 128mm longer, 53mm wider, 21mm taller, and has a 99mm longer wheelbase than the previous Rapid. Slavia's cabin area should be greatly improved as a result of the enlarged size. With a luggage capacity of 521 liters, the Skoda Slavia easily beats all of its competitors.
Engine & Powertrain of Skoda Slavia Vs Rivals
The motor under the hood of the car is another important consideration. A 1.0-liter 3-cylinder SI turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine are available for the Skoda Slavia. While the 1.0-liter unit is more than enough, the 1.5-liter TSI unit in this category has no equal in terms of production.
The latter produces a class-leading 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of peak torque. The smaller 1.0-liter engine produces 114 bhp and 178 Nm of peak torque, making it the second most powerful of all petrol engines in this class. Skoda Slavia, on the other hand, lacks a diesel engine, unlike Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
The future top-spec RS version of the Honda City could possibly get a punchier 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine next year. Although the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has the smallest engine in its class, it is also the only one with a mild hybrid system.
Skoda Slavia also offers a number of powertrain options, including a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. A 6-speed torque converter is available for the 1.0-liter engine, and a 7-speed DSG is available for the 1.5-liter engine.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz falls behind in this category since it only provides a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter. In both the Hyundai Verna and the Honda City, CVT gears are offered, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission. So far as petrol engines are concerned, Skoda Slavia has a distinct advantage.