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2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

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The arrival of Skoda Slavia sedan is like a breath of fresh air in a world full of SUVs of all shapes and sizes. The compact sedan has come with 2 turbo Petrol engine options – the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI. We have already got for you the review of the former, not it is time to get behind the wheel of the more powerful version of the car. The only difference between these 2 cars is the drivetrain. So, let’s get straight to the heart of the matter. You’ve seen this platform, engine and gearbox before on the Kushaq, the big question is how apt is this drivetrain for this new compact sedan.

Highlights of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Brand Name — Skoda
• Model Name — Slavia 1.5 TSI MT
• Vehicle Type — SUV
• Body Type — Sedan
• Colours Option — Tornado Red, Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Carbon Steel, Crystal Blue
• Engine Type — 1.5 TSI Petrol with Active Cylinder Technology
• Engine Capacity — 1498 cc
• Fuel Type — Petrol
• Max Power — 148 bhp @ 5000 rpm
• Max Torque — 250 Nm @ 1600 rpm
• Drivetrain — Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
• Transmission — Manual – 6 Gears
• Emission Standard — BS 6
• Driving Range — 843 Km
• Mileage — 18.7 km/l
• Fuel Tank — 45 litres
• Ground Clearance — 179 mm
• Bootspace — 521 litre
• Seating Capacity — 5
• Doors — 5
• Price — ₹ 16.79 Lakh* Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Price Delhi)
• Warranty — 4 Years / 100000 km

2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review : Specification

First things first, Skoda has done a bare minimum to differentiate the Slavia 1.5 TSI from the 1.0 TSI version. Forget bigger wheels or lowered-springs or anything like that, this more powerful version doesn’t even get different badging to tell it from its lesser sibling! That’s a bit surprising because the 1.5 TSI could definitely do with some sporty bits, especially when the carmaker claims that it’s aimed at enthusiasts.

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In terms of exterior design, interior, features, and equipment, both versions are identical. In fact, even in terms of ride and handling, both the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI feel identical for the most part. Since we’ve already discussed the design, dimensions, interior space, and its ride-and-handling in detail here – Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSI AT Review – we will be skipping directly to the main highlight of the 1.5 TSI – its engine performance.

Key Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Multi-function Steering Wheel
• Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
• Touch Screen
• Automatic Climate Control
• Engine Start Stop Button
• Anti Lock Braking System
• Alloy Wheels
• Fog Lights – Front
• Power Windows Rear
• Power Windows Front
• Passenger Airbag
• Driver Airbag
• Power Steering
• Air Conditioner

Engine & Transmission Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Engine Details — 1498 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
• Engine Type — 1.5 TSI Petrol with Active Cylinder Technology
• Engine Capacity — 1498 cc
• Fuel Type — Petrol
• Max Power — 148 bhp @ 5000 rpm
• Max Torque — 250 Nm @ 1600 rpm
• Fuel Supply System — Direct Injection
• Drivetrain — Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
• Clutch Type — Dry Single Plate
• Transmission — Manual
• No. Of Gear — 6 Gears
• No. Of Cylinder — 4
• Valve per Cylinder — 4
• Emission Standard — BS 6
• Driving Range — 843 Km
• Top Speed — 160 km/h
• Mileage — 18.7 km/l
• Turbocharged

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Steering, Suspension & Breaking Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Steering Type — Power assisted (Electric)
• Steering Column — Tilt & Telescopic
• Front Suspension — McPherson Suspension with Lower Triangular Links and Stabiliser Bar
• Rear Suspension — Twist Beam Axle
• Minimum Turning Radius — 6 metres
• Breaking Type — Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
• Front Brake Type — Disc
• Rear Brake Type — Drum
• Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
• Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
• Traction Control
• Break Assist
• Hill Hold Control
• Differential Lock — Electronic

Wheels & Tyres Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Recharge Review

• Wheel Type — Alloy Wheels
• Spare Wheel — 205 / 55 R16 Steel Wheel
• Wheel Size — R16 Inches
• Tyres Type — Tubeless, Radial
• Front Tyres Size — 205 / 55 R16
• Rear Tyres Size — 205 / 55 R16

Physical Measurement Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Length — 4541 mm
• Width — 1752 mm
• Height — 1487 mm
• Wheelbase — 2651 mm
• Ground Clearance — 179 mm
• Curb Weight — 1258 kgs

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Space & Capacity Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Doors — 5 Doors
• Seating Capacity — 5 Person
• No of Seating Rows — 2 Rows
• Boot space — 521 Litters
• Fuel Tank Capacity — 45 Litters

Interior Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Tachometer
• Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
• Leather Seats
• Leather Steering Wheel
• Glove Compartment
• Digital Clock
• Digital Odometer
• Height Adjustable Driver Seat
• Ventilated Seats
• Dual Tone Dashboard
• Glazed dash décor with piano black accents,
• Instrument Cluster Housing with ŠKODA inscription,
• Chrome décor on interior door handles,
• Chrome ring on gear shift knob,
• Chrome insert under gear shift knob,
• Black Plastic handbrake with Chrome handle button,
• Dual tone Black & Beige Middle Console,
• Chrome Bezel Air Vents,
• Chrome Air conditioning duct sliders,LED Reading Lamps – Front & Rear,
• Ambient Interior lighting – Dashboard & Door Handles,
• Boot Illumination,
• Black Leather Front seats with perforated beige design,
• Black leatherette rear seats with perforated beige design,
• Front & Rear Door armrest with cushioned leatherette upholstery,
• 2-Spoke Multifunctional Steering wheel (Leather) with chrome insert & scroller,
• 20.32cm ŠKODA Virtual Cockpit,
• Front sun visors with vanity mirror on co-driver side

Exterior Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Alloy Wheels R(16),
• Ving,
• Door handles in body colour with chrome accents,
• ŠKODA Piano Black Fender Garnish with Chrome outline,
• ŠKODA Hexagonal Grille with Chrome Surround,
• Chrome window garnish,
• Lower Rear Bumper Chrome Garnish,
• Front Fog lamp Chrome Garnish,
• Lower Rear Bumper Reflectors,
• Electrically foldable external mirrors – Body Coloured,
• Glossy Black Plastic cover on B-Pillar,
• ŠKODA Crystalline LED Headlamps with ‘L’ Shaped Day time Running Lights,
• ŠKODA Crystalline Split LED Tail lamps,
• Rear LED Number Plate Illumination,
• Anti-glare outside rear view mirror
• Sun Roof
• Moon Roof
• Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
• Intergrated Antenna
• Chrome Grille
• Chrome Garnish
• Trunk Opener — Remote
• Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
• Rain Sensing Wiper
• Rear Window Defogger
• Adjustable Headlights
• Fog Lights – Front
• Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror

Electrical Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Headlights — LED Projector
• Automatic Head Lamps
• Follow me home headlamps
• Cornering Headlights — Passive
• Tail Lights — LED
• Daytime Running Lights — LED
• Fog Light — Halogen
• Ambient Interior Lighting
• Cabin Lamps — Front and Rear
• Rear Reading Lamp
• Glove Box Lamp
• Headlight Height Adjuster

Safety Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Electronic Hand Brake — Black Plastic Handbrake with Chrome Handle Button
• Side & Curtain Airbags
• Rear Seat Belts — Three-Point Rear Outer and Centre Seatbelt with Pre-tensioner
• Head Restraint — Height Adjustable Head Restraints at Front & Rear
• Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
• Airbags — Driver & Passenger Front Airbags
• Rear View Camera — Rear View Camera with Static Guidelines
• Front Seat Belts — Three-Point Seatbelts at Front with Pre-tensioner
• Hill Hold Control
• Seatbelt Reminder — Front Seat Belt Reminder
• Parking Sensors — Parktronic Sensors at Rear
• Dual Horns — Dual-Tone Warning Horn

Entertainment, Communication & Instrumentation Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Smart Connectivity — Android Auto (Wireless), Apple Car Play (Wireless)
• Display — Touch-screen Display
• Display Size — 10 inches
• Integrated (in-dash) Music System
• No. Of Speakers — 6+
• Steering mounted controls
• Voice Command
• GPS Navigation System
• Bluetooth Compatibility — Phone & Audio Streaming
• Aux Compatibility
• AM/FM Radio
• USB Compatibility
• Wireless Charger
• iPod Compatibility
• Instantaneous Consumption
• Tachometer — Analogue
• Instrument Cluster — Analogue – Digital
• Trip Meter — Electronic 2 Trips
• Average Fuel Consumption
• Average Speed
• Distance to Empty
• Clock — Digital
• Low Fuel Level Warning
• Door Ajar Warning
• Adjustable Cluster Brightness
• Gear Indicator
• Shift Indicator
• 25.4cm Infotainment System with ŠKODA Play Apps,
• Wireless Smartlink,
• ŠKODA Sound System with 8 High Performance Speakers & Subwoofer,
• MyŠKODA Connect – Inbuilt Connectivity

Comfort & Convenience features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Centre Console With Cup Holder — Storage Compartment in the Front Centre Console & Centre Armrest
• Vanity mirror — Front Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror on Co-driver Side
• Air Conditioner — Auto A/C with Control Touch Panel & Air Care Function
• Rear Seat (Split) — Rear Seats Split 60:40 Foldable with Center Armrest
• Power Steering — Electro-Mechanical Steering (Power Assisted)
• Rain Sensing Wipers — Automatic Front Wiper System with Rain Sensor
• Power Windows — All Power Windows with One-Touch Automatic Operation (Driver Side)
• Grab Rail — Four Foldable Roof Grab Handles
• Reading Lamp — LED Reading Lamps – Front & Rear
• Rear AC Vents — Adjustable Dual Rear A/C Vents
• Anti-glare Mirrors — Anti-Glare Outside Rear View Mirror
• Power Sockets — 12V Power Socket in Front Centre Console
• Wireless Smartphone Charging
• Bottle Holder
• Luggage Lamp
• Driver Side Storage Shelf
• Rear Defogger
• Engine Start/Stop Button
• Cruise Control
• Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror
• Remote Boot Release
• Coat Hooks
• Ventilated Front Seats

Locks & Security Features of 2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review

• Smart Access Card Entry
• KeyLess Entry
• Engine Immobilizer — Vehicle Immobilizer
• Anti-Pinch Power Windows
• Central Locking
• Power Door Locks
• Child Safety Locks
• Anti-theft Alarm

2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review : Impressive Looks

In terms of dimensions, the Slavia is much bigger than the Rapid, but the question arises, how does it fare against its competition? Being 1,752mm in width and 1,507mm in height, the new Skoda car is the widest and the tallest in its class and it also has one of the longest wheelbases. A sedan’s biggest advantage is its uncompromised boot space and the Slavia beats all its rivals with a luggage capacity of 521 litres. As part of Skoda’s India 2.0 project, the Slavia is based on the MQB A0-IN platform like the Kushaq, which will help keep the costs low as the localisation level is up to 95 per cent. According to Skoda, the company has managed to lower the overall maintenance by up to 21 per cent.

Moving on to the design language, the Slavia oozes sophistication like its elder siblings — the Octavia and the Superb. The new sedan sports a wide front grille with a metal finished frame around it. The stretched all-LED headlamps house L-shaped DRLs and crystalline elements while the fog lamp area gets a metal strip on top like an eyelid. With character lines on the bonnet and cutting across the doors to the tail lamps and bulging wheel arches, the Slavia has quite a commanding presence that will dwarf its competition. Skoda has stuck to its classical notchback architecture ensuring its silhouette is that of a sports sedan.

As expected, the top variants get additional chrome garnishing on the door handle, the window sill and the front and rear bumpers. The rear gets an uncluttered layout with stretched C-shaped LED tail lamps with again crystalline details. Skoda has smartly crafted the boot lid that comes across as a rear spoiler.

With impressive dimensions, the Slavia has a spacious cabin, especially for rear passengers, who get plenty of legroom. The sloping roofline does eat into the headroom space for passengers over 6 feet in height The seats are big and comfortable while the rear bench comes with angular seat squabs improving the under-thigh support. The middle seat isn’t the most convenient as its cushion is raised and the rear air condition vents also eat into the legroom though it comes with
an armrest.

Skoda has stuck to its tried-and-test dual black and beige dashboard which gets an additional glossy wooden panel in the middle. Even though it’s solid build and has no panel gaps to complain about, the plastic quality could have been better as it lacks soft materials.

Except for the entry-level trim, which gets a 7-inch infotainment system, the rest of the variants come with a 10-inch floating touchscreen and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The display unit is easy to read and comes with in-built apps like BBC World Service, Sygic navigation maps, Gaana, Booking.com and Audiobooks. It’s also equipped with automatic climate control with all touch buttons, two Type-C charging ports, a wireless phone charger and a 12V power socket on the centre console beside the hand brake. Unlike the Kushaq, the Slavia gets an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-speaker music system with a subwoofer neatly tucked in the spare wheel area.

The two-spoke steering wheel looks classy and comes with buttons and chrome finished scrollers. The Slavia is available with additional convenience features like ventilated front seats, sunroof, auto headlamps, auto wipers and a rear parking camera with static guidelines though the resolution is average at best. The new sedan is equipped with MySkoda Connect service that lets you track the car, geo-fencing, receive health reports of the car, roadside assistance and much more.

The Slavia comes standard with many safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Multi Collision Braking, Differential Lock System, Brake Disc Wiping, ISOFIX child seat anchors, tyre pressure monitoring system. While dual airbags are standard, the top variants get six airbags and Hill Hold Control.

2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review : Performance

The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, TSI motor produces 150hp and 250Nm. That’s right, that’s more than the original Skoda Octavia vRS from back in the day. The Slavia is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which also underpins the Kushaq. That immediately translates into a great balance between enthusiastic handling and ride comfort. In fact, the Slavia feels slightly more grounded thanks to its body shape. Also, the 1.5-litre comes with a seven-speed DSG gearbox along with a six-speed manual.

On the move, there’s a sizeable difference between the 1.0-litre-equipped Slavia and the 1.5-litre. The power delivery is much more urgent and immediate and that sweet TSI motor builds up power in a hurry. It is by far and away, the most powerful engine and its class and will leave the competition in its dust. Slot the slick-shifting manual gearbox into first and as soon as the turbo kicks in, you’re pulled back in your seat with a satisfying slap of power.

The Slavia 1.5 also feels slightly heavier at the front which means much better grip from the tyres than the fuel-economy-friendly 1.0-litre variant. Both mid-range and top-end performance is simply bombastic and will have most petrolheads absolutely hooked to the driver’s seat. Also, since you know you’re in the most powerful car in its segment, there’s this thrill of putting your foot down and watching gaps in traffic disappear with aplomb. However, there is one area of slight concern that must be addressed here.

There’s no distinguishable difference between the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre variants, which is a bit of a lead down. However, do note that the 1.5-litre Slavia does get extra equipment like cylinder deactivation technology, which basically helps in fuel efficiency and an Electronic Differential Lock (XDS & XDS+). The latter basically works like a limited-slip differential and in essence, helps get the power down in a much better fashion.

2022 Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review : Riding & Comfort

There’s a noticeable difference between the handling of the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI. While the 1.0 TSI is much lighter and nimbler, and hence responds a bit quicker to steering inputs, the 1.5 TSI is distinctly nose heavy in comparison and on an undulating surface, the front end bobs a bit. Like the 1.0 TSI, it’s very stable at high speeds and ride quality is simply outstanding. No surface seems to faze the Slavia, which, riding 179mm off the ground, doesn’t feel it has to stop down for anything except the law. The steering is on the lighter side, but in no way lacking in feel or accuracy and overall the Slavia 1.5 TSI has fantastic body control.

Our Opinion

Skoda might have conceived this variant with the enthusiasts in mind but there will be takers for the car who don’t mind having the extra power in reserve for touring duties and long haul highway runs. Overall, even the Slavia 1.5 TSI MT is a well rounded package to appeal to a wide variety of customers with its space, features and of course, a more powerful engine option along with a quick shifting dual-clutch gearbox.

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