With the model Slavia, the car brand Skoda intends to give another acceleration to its commercial plan in India, which with some aggression will represent the new face of the Volkswagen group in the populous Asian country. The car, which can be seen in its official ‘disguised’ livery in the photo above, will be based on the floor MQB A0-IN which has been specially designed for the Indian market.
Thanks to the photos you can easily see the typical Skoda grille with vertical bars and chrome frame and the fog lights positioned under the main units. The front profile resembles that of the most recent generation of Skoda Octavia, while for the rest of the car there seems to be a certain resemblance to the Volkswagen Virtus vehicle, sold in Brazil. Skoda will make the Slavia, with its specific platform, in the Indian factory in Pune. At his side there will also be the Kushaq SUV, which is why one can imagine a certain sharing in terms of mechanics and equipment. At the base of the engine offer there should be the three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI available in powers of 94 HP and 109 HP.
Regarding the camouflage, this time there is a good story behind the chromatic choice which is definitely Indian. The livery chosen derives from a digital design contest activated in India and called ‘Camouflage with ŠKODA’, in which professionals and amateurs are committed to creating the most ingenious ‘camo’. Among over 200 projects, the one by Shreyas Karambelkar, resident in Badlapur in the province of Maharashtra, was chosen. The skilled designer has not only seen his creation on the Skoda model, but he also won a trip to Prague. And in the capital of the Czech Republic, you will be able to experience a personal meeting with Oliver Stefani, head of brand design. The India 2.0 project therefore continues at full speed, with Skoda at the forefront and Volkswagen which could also present a couple of new features in the early months of 2022.