Auto Skoda Volkswagen India has a number of new models in the works for the country, which are expected to hit the roads in the coming years. The Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus cars will be the next big debuts from both automakers. The former will be a replacement for the Rapid, while the latter will be a successor for the VW Vento. The Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will all be competing against both models. The future Skoda and Volkswagen sedans, which will debut in the first half of 2022, are detailed below.
1. Skoda Slavia
The next Skoda mid-size vehicle will be available in March 2022. The model is currently being manufactured at the company’s Chakan, Pune facility. The Slavia will be available in three trim levels: Active, Ambition, and Style, with 1.0L and 1.5L TSI petrol engines. The smaller capacity unit produces 115bhp with 175Nm, while the larger capacity unit with active cylinder technology (ACT) produces 150bhp with 250Nm. Six-speed manual, six-speed torque converter automatic, and seven-speed DSG automatic transmissions will be available.
The Skoda Slavia is based on the Made-for-India MQB A0-IN platform and comes with features like a 10-inch free-standing infotainment system with SmartLink technology, MySkoda Connect mobile online services, ventilated front seats with leather upholstery, an electric sunroof, a fully digital 8-inch instrument cluster, a new two-spoke multi-function steering wheel, and more.
2. Volkswagen Virtus
The future Volkswagen Virtus will make its public debut in early March, with a launch scheduled for the third week of May 2022. The new VW sedan will be constructed on the heavily-localized MQB A0-IN platform, similar to its Skoda Slavia cousin, and will be available with the 1.0L TSI (115bhp/175Nm) and 1.5L (150bhp/250Nm) engine options. The Slavia will also be used for transmissions. The majority of its design, internal amenities, and components will be comparable to those seen in the next Skoda sedan. It will, however, have a distinct appearance and include some additional functions.