Skoda Slavia Anniversary Edition now gets the 10″ infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity and crisper resolution
Skoda has launched Special Edition variants of Slavia and Kushaq. The Czech brand is now offering the Lava Blue colour on both Slavia Anniversary Edition and Kushaq Lava Blue Edition. Lava Blue is a refreshing colour on Slavia and Kushaq. It was only offered with Superb, Octavia and Kodiaq.
Slavia Anniversary Edition is now the top-spec trim and is placed above the Style variant. Kushaq Lava Blue Edition sits above Style trim and below top-spec Monte Carlo trim. Both these Editions get the 1.5L TSI engine with both manual and automatic transmission options.
Skoda Slavia Anniversary Edition – Return Of The 10” Touchscreen
Top-spec Skoda Slavia Anniversary Edition trim gets both manual and automatic transmission options. Manual variant price is Rs. 17.28 lakh and automatic variant costs Rs. 18.68 lakh (both prices ex-sh). Slavia Anniversary Edition gets a few exterior and interior add-ons. Skoda’s typical mustache grille now gets a chrome surround and chrome ribs.
Lower door chrome garnish, front and rear mudflaps and Anniversary Edition dynamic stickering on C-pillar are notable additions. On the inside, door sill scuff plates, steering wheel and pillows get an Anniversary Edition inscription.
Slavia Anniversary Edition gets the 10” horizontal touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wirelessly. This infotainment unit was replaced with an 8” one on Slavia and Kushaq, citing global semiconductor shortage. Slavia Anniversary Edition, is the only variant in Slavia’s lineup to get this larger screen.
Kushaq Lava Blue Edition
Skoda Kushaq Lava Blue Edition is one below top-spec trim. This trim gets both manual and automatic transmission options. Lava Blue Edition slots above Style trim and below top-spec Monte Carlo trim. Manual transmission variant price is Rs. 17,99,000 and automatic transmission variant costs Rs. 19,19,000 (both prices ex-sh).
As part of Lava Blue Edition, Kushaq gets Lava Blue shade for the first time. Other add-ons include Edition badging on B-pillars, front and rear mud flaps and puddle lamps, projecting a Skoda logo.
Chrome surround and chrome ribbed grille, chrome trunk handle along with lower door chrome garnish are other notable add-ons on the outside. Kushaq Lava Blue gets door sill scuff plates and pillows with Edition inscription.
1.5L Evo Engine Takes The Game Forward
Skoda Slavia and Kushaq special editions get the same 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine. This is a potent engine and develops 150 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. Gearbox options are either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT. There is a lower-tier 1.0L 3-cylinder TSI engine as well. It is not a part of these Editions. Both Skoda Slavia and Kushaq and their VW counterparts Virtus and Taigun score an impeccable 5 star crash rating under GNCAP updated protocols.