ŠKODA AUTO India Expands 1.5 TSI Range Based On Demand From Driving Enthusiasts

  • Introduces 1.5 TSI engine in the Ambition trims of both the KUSHAQ and the SLAVIA
  • High-performance, state-of-the-art engine was only available in the higher variants
  • Introduction of 1.5 TSI in mid-level trim enhances value and options for enthusiasts
  • Ambition 1.5 TSI available with 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic options
  • Dual tone colour options now debut in the Ambition trim
Mumbai, 28th March, 2023 - In what will bring cheer to enthusiasts and seekers of performance and technology, Škoda Auto India announced more product actions in the form of offering the 1.5 TSI engine in the value-for-money Ambition variants of both the KUSHAQ SUV and SLAVIA sedan. 

Petr Šolc, Brand Director, Škoda Auto India, said, “Škoda has always attracted customers who are passionate about a car’s safety and driving dynamics. The 1.5 TSI engine is known globally, not only for power and torque, but also for technology and efficiency. In line with demand and feedback from our customers, we have decided to introduce this advanced engine with Active Cylinder - Technology and plasma-coated cylinder liners in our best-selling trim on the KUSHAQ and SLAVIA. Both cars are key volume drivers for us and will play a pivotal role in our ‘Accelerated Growth’ strategy for 2023 and onwards.”

Before this update, the 1.5 TSI engine was only available with the Style and Monte Carlo versions of the KUSHAQ and the Style trim of the SLAVIA. The 1.5 TSI is powered by an advanced 1.5-litre EVO-generation, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine making 110 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. It is one of the most powerful and torque-laden engine in the segments the KUSHAQ and SLAVIA compete in. 

With the introduction of the 1.5 TSI in the Ambition trim, Škoda Auto India further ups its ante on customer satisfaction and customer centricity, by making the product range more accessible and attracting more enthusiasts who are interested in performance, efficiency and a dynamic driving experience. Numerous innovative and technical advancements in this powertrain enable very low fuel consumption, low emissions and high performance. The turbocharger features variable vane geometry, which produces more torque at a wider range of engine speeds. The segment-first Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) in the 1.5 TSI automatically shuts down two cylinders under a low load, further reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The update also sees the cars meeting the new RDE (Real Driving Emission) norms and will also be compatible with e20-blended fuel. These enhancements also improve fuel efficiency by upto 7%. 

Further, customers can now opt for the Dual Tone paint options that were earlier only available in the higher variants. With the SLAVIA 1.5 Ambition, customers can choose between a Crystal Blue shade with a black roof and a Carbon Steel shade with a silver roof. Buyers of the KUSHAQ 1.5 Ambition could make a choice between a Honey Orange shade with a black roof and a Carbon Steel coloured body with a silver roof.
Model MT AT AT (Dual-Tone)
Škoda KUSHAQ 1.5 TSI Ambition INR 14,99,000 INR 16,79,000 INR 16,84,000
Škoda SLAVIA 1.5 TSI Ambition INR 14,94,000 INR 16,24,000 INR 16,29,000

Further Information

Škoda Auto India   

Saurabh Dedhia

Product and Brand Communications 
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Ankit Daswani

Associate Director
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