We are driving the Skoda Slavia and Skoda Kushaq to the Mussoorie in what Skoda likes to call it a ‘peak to peak’. Both the cars have performed tremendously in their categories and helped Skoda Auto India build a stronger base. As Kushaq completely a year, it’s time we enjoy a breezy drive and look back at what made it such a successful offering. But first let’s take a look at their specifications.
Slavia is using the same engine & gearbox options as seen on the Kushaq SUV. A 1.0 Lt TSI, 3-cylinder petrol engine, and a 1.5 Lt TSI, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine is offered throughout the Slavia lineup. Skoda offers a choice of 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic & 7-speed DSG gearbox options for Slavia.
Skoda Slavia's interiors use a dual-tone color scheme, while the dashboard gets a layer of contrasting accents that remains on the AC vents. It looks expensive, it's cabin and two-spoke steering wheel with curved switchgear pointing in that direction ahead. The cabin has a large 10-inch touchscreen.
The Kushaq Monte Carlo is available in both the existing petrol engine options. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine generates 114bhp between 5,000-5,500rpm and 178Nm between 1,750-4,500rpm. This engine is available with six-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission options and it also gets start-stop recuperation to deliver better fuel efficiency figures. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine produces 148bhp between 5,000-6,000rpm and 250Nm between 1,500-3,500rpm. This engine is available in six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG options.
The dashboard is adorned by a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Skoda Play Apps in a red theme. Behind the two-spoke multi-function steering wheel is a fully digital eight-inch instrument cluster from the Slavia mid-size sedan. It also gets additional interior feature such as a Skoda sound system with eight high-performance speakers and subwoofer, and an electric sunroof with anti-pinch technology.