The much awaited Skoda Kushaq has finally been launched in India. Based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, engine options on the new Skoda Kushaq will include a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, as well as a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine.
A six-speed manual unit will be standard, while a six-speed automatic unit and a seven-speed DSG unit will be offered with the 1.0-TSI and 1.5-TSI versions respectively.
The Kushaq will be available in three variants, the entry level 'Active', the mid-range 'Ambition' and the range topping Style.
Prices start at Rs 10.49 lakh for the base trim and go up to Rs 17.59 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Kushaq’s design is in-line with Skoda’s larger SUVs. It gets the brand’s signature butterfly grille flanked by sleek headlamps with integrated DRLs and plenty of cuts and creases along the body. At the rear, it gets a roof mounted spoiler, a faux diffuser and large wrap-around LED tail-lamps.
On the inside, the Kushaq will come equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen (7-inches on Active) infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, a two-spoke steering wheel, ambient lighting, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, and a cooled glovebox.
On the safety front, the Kushaq gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, hill hold control, traction control, and multi-collision brake assist.
The Kushaq will be available with a three-cylinder 1-litre TSI engine producing 109bhp and 175Nm of torque, and a four-cylinder, 1.5-litre TSI engine producing 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. Both engines will be available with a 6-speed manual as standard, while the 1-litre will get the option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic, and the 1.5-litre unit will get the option of a seven-speed DSG automatic.