Skoda Rapid replacement (Slavia) confirmed to be unveiled in 2021

Akbar Merchant

Skoda India It has been confirmed that its next new model for India will be unveiled later this year. This new global model will be the first sedan that will be unveiled and sold in India. The company also launched a competition for budding Indian designers.

  • The new Skoda sedan will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform
  • Will be the second new Skoda launched this year
  • Expected to be listed early next year

Disguise and Skoda: What is it?

Before the world premiere New Skoda, The European brand announced a competition, inviting budding Indian designers to participate and design camouflage for this upcoming sedan. Entries will be open until August 18, 2021, and the top five finalists of the jury will be announced on August 23, 2021. The final winner will be announced from the top five finalists.

The judges of this competition include Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director – SAVWIPL; Zac Hollis, Brand Director of Skoda Auto India; and Oliver Stefani, Director of Design Skoda Auto. Any individual over 18 years old can participate.They can participate in the competition by registering online and submitting their designs www.camowithskoda.comSkoda said that the winners will meet with Skoda Design Director Oliver Stefani at the company’s headquarters in Prague. The winning design will be applied to the upcoming Skoda sedan and will be displayed nationwide. The runner-up will receive a design tablet, and the next three finalists will receive a Skoda gift bag.

New Skoda: what we know so far

Skoda has Rigorous testing This new car has been on the market in India for nearly a year.According to sources, the new Skoda sedan may be called Skoda Slavia and will not directly replace the old one. Fast car, Will exit soon. Based on the localized MQB-A0-IN platform, the length of the upcoming Skoda Slavia sedan may be approximately 4,480 mm, which is considerably longer than the current generation Rapid (4,413 mm). It is expected to have the longest wheelbase in this segment (2,651 mm) when it is launched.

The new Skoda Slavia sedan will be powered by two TSI turbo gasoline engines. The first is a 115-horsepower, 1.0-liter, three-cylinder TSI gasoline engine (from the EA211 series), which will drive the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic torque converter. A larger engine option will be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI engine that can output 150 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque; this is likely to lead Skoda’s sedan-class performance. 1.5 TSI will be equipped with a quick-shift dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In terms of competitors, 2022 Rapid will compete with Upcoming Volkswagen Virtus, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Toyota Yaris.

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