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First Drive Review of the Skoda Slavia 1.5L: Get Pumped up!

The Skoda Slavia promises to rewrite the safe route to the mid-size sedan category with 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

A one-of-a-kind presence: Design

The new Skoda automobile is the broadest and tallest in its class, with a 1,752mm width plus 1,507mm height. This also boasts one of the largest wheelbases. The largest benefit of a sedan is its uncompromising boot space, which the Slavia outperforms all competitors with at 521 litres.

Power-packed engine

With 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, the 1.5-litre looks good, so it comes with 2 transmission choices: a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and a 6-speed manual gearbox. 2nd gear allows the sedan to cruise at moderate speeds, still below 1,000rpm, while providing adequate power to accelerate quickly. 3rd gear, on the other hand, tosses a curveball when the engine is less than 1,500rpm on an incline and begins breathing heavily.

Ride and handling-advantages of a rigid platform

In the corners, Slavia stands its own with vigour. The suspension keeps it on track and prevents it from veering off course. The body roll is well-controlled and doesn’t throw any surprises at you. With a lot of confidence, it dashes in and out of corners. This is safe to claim that the Slavia’s handling talents are unrivalled in their class. It can cushion over fractured roads, and passengers are not subjected to any unpleasant thuds.

Final word

The 1.5-litre Slavia is undeniably powerful, and because it would only be available in the highest grade, this might come at a premium. Skoda is unconcerned, believing that Slavia will compete with direct competitors and cars in a higher segment. The Slavia checks all the boxes regarding features, performance, cabin room, safety, and handling, with a 179mm ground clearance. This will be the segment’s standard in many ways, but how Skoda costs it will be the deciding factor.

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