2022 has been a successful and busy year for automakers in India, with several new product launches across segments. While SUVs continued to rule the number of launches, there were several new arrivals in the hatchback and sedan segments. This year, we have seen three significant launches in the mid-size sedan space, including the Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, and the Honda City e-HEV. Here are some Key details of the new sedan coming to our roads this year.
SKODA SLAVIA/VOLKSWAGEN VIRTUS
While the Skoda Slavia was introduced earlier this year, the Volkswagen Virtus goes on sale in June 2022. Both the sedans are designed on Volkswagen Group’s localized MQB-A0-IN platform and share most of their features, design elements, and powertrains. The Slavia and the Virtus could be powered by a 115bhp, 1.0L, 3-cylinder TSI petrol or a 121bhp, 1.5L, naturally aspirated petrol engine. While the former claims 19.47kmpl with the manual gearbox and 18.07kmpl with the automatic transmission, the latter promises 18.4kmpl. Both the models measure 4561mm in length, 1752mm in width, and 1507mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2651mm. Skoda Slavia Price – Rs 11.29 lakh – Rs 18.40 lakh and Volkswagen Virtus Price – Rs 11.32 lakh – Rs 18.42 lakh
HONDA CITY E-HEV
Launched in May 2022, the Honda City Hybrid comes with an Atkinson cycle 1.5L, 4-cylinder petrol engine, and two electric motors. The gasoline unit offers 98bhp of max power, and with electric assist, it delivers 109bhp. The torque figure is 253Nm. The hybrid sedan has a single, fixed-gear ratio and three drive modes – Engine, EV, and Hybrid. It returns a claimed mileage of 26.5kmpl. The Honda City Hybrid is equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) with 37 Honda Connect with smartwatch integration and Ok Google and Alexa compatibility, an 8-speaker premium audio system, updated 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity. , 7-inch color TFT meter with Hybrid/Sensing Graphics, and more. The price of honda city E- Hev is – Rs 19.89 lakh.