The long-awaited Skoda Kushaq has been launched in India. The price of the basic 1.0 TSI Active decoration starts from Rs 1.049 lakh, and the price of the highest specification 1.5 TSI AT Style decoration starts at Rs 1.759 lakh.Skoda first demonstrated the SUV in concept form as Visual input, Back to the 2020 Auto Expo, and The production specification model will be announced in March 2021This is also Skoda’s first SUV based on the localized MQB A0 IN platform.
Skoda has also begun accepting bookings for mid-size SUVs through its dealers and website, with a booking amount of Rs 35,000.
- Skoda Kushaq provides three decorations-Active, Ambition and Style
- Kushaq provides 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI engines
- Automatic transmission options include 6-speed automatic and 7-speed DCT
|2021 Skoda Kushaq price (ex-showroom, India)|
|1.0 TSI MT||Rs 1.049 lakh||Rs 1.279 lakh||Rs 1.459 lakh|
|1.0 TSI AT||——||14.19 lakh rupees||Rs 1579 lakh|
|1.5 TSI MT||——||——||16.19 lakh rupees|
|1.5 TSI AT||——||——||Rs 1.759 lakh|
Skoda Kushaq: Design
In terms of design, Kushaq inherited many elements of the Vision IN concept, and the overall style is consistent with Skoda’s large SUV. On the front, it has Skoda’s iconic grille, sleek headlights on both sides, and an auxiliary light group underneath.
Kushaq has some sharp lines and prominent creases along the body. At the rear, it has large surround LED taillights, an artificial diffuser element on the bumper and a spoiler mounted on the roof. The top model is also equipped with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.
Skoda Kushaq: interior and features
The interior of Kushaq adopts a simple and simple design, with a separate touch screen in the middle of the layered dashboard. Skoda also equipped this SUV with a two-spoke steering wheel (like the one in the new Octavia).
In the package provided, the top-specification Style decoration is equipped with a large 10-inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, leatherette seats, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, and climate control Touch-sensitive button control, car Wi-Fi, wireless charger and sunroof, to name a few. The safety package includes six airbags, ABS with EBD, TCS, rear parking camera, automatic headlights and wipers, multiple collision braking system, tire pressure monitor and hill start assist system. All variants will also be equipped with ESC as standard.
Skoda Kushaq: variants
The Czech car manufacturer introduced Kushaq in three trim levels-Active, Ambition and Style. However, Skoda is expected to introduce a new top Monte Carlo decoration. The main functions of Kushaq Monte Carlo will include a digital instrument panel, sports seats, contrast stitching, and the overall sporty look and feel of the cabin. The Monte Carlo version may also be limited to the 1.5 TSI version.
Skoda Kushaq: engine details
Powering Kushaq is a pair of turbo gasoline engines. The first is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TSI device that produces 115hp and 178Nm, and the other is a larger 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI device that produces 150hp and 250Nm. Both engines are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. In addition, they can also choose automatic transmissions-a 6-speed torque converter with 1.0 TSI and a 7-speed DSG with 1.5 TSI. In addition, 1.5 TSI also uses cylinder deactivation technology to improve fuel efficiency.
Skoda claims that the 1.0 TSI version of Kushaq can complete a 0-100 km/h sprint under the guise of 10.6 seconds of manual mode and 11.7 seconds of automatic transmission. On the other hand, 1.5 TSI can complete 0-100kph in 8.6 seconds (using two gearboxes).
Skoda Kushaq: competition check
Kushaq has entered the highly competitive mid-size SUV segment Hyundai Creta, Kia Sertos, Nissan kick, MG Hector with Tata Harrier. This list will grow with the launch of its sister cars, Volkswagen Taijun, Is expected to arrive in the next few months.
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