The Skoda Kushaq 2021 has entered a highly competitive segment that is currently dominated by big players like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Catch all the highlights from the launch event right here & Skoda Kushaq price in India 2021.
The much-awaiting Skoda Kushaq 2021 has been launched in India. Skoda Kushaq price in India 2021 starting at Rs 10.49 lakh for the base 1.0 TSI Active trim and going up to Rs 17.59 lakh for the top-spec 1.5 TSI AT Style trim. This is also Skoda’s first SUV based on the localized MQB A0 IN platform.
Skoda has also begun accepting bookings for the midsize SUV via its dealerships and website, with the booking amount set at Rs 35,000.
Skoda Kushaq: Interior and Features
The interior of the Kushaq has a clean and minimal design, with a layered dash that has a free-standing touchscreen sitting in the middle. Skoda has also equipped the SUV with a two-spoke steering wheel (like the one in the new Octavia).
Coming to the kit on offer, the top-spec Style trim gets a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, connected-car tech, leatherette seats, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, touch-sensitive buttons for climate control, in-car Wi-Fi, wireless charger, and a sunroof, to name a few.
The safety kit includes six airbags, ABS with EBD, TCS, rear-parking camera, auto headlamps and wipers, a multi-collision braking system, tire pressure monitor, and hill start assist. All variants will also come fitted with ESC as standard.
Skoda Kushaq: Engine Details
Powering the Skoda Kushaq 2021 is a pair of turbo-petrol engines. The first is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI unit that produces 115hp and 178Nm, and the other is a larger 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI unit that develops a 150hp and 250Nm. Both engines get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. Additionally, they also get the option of automatic gearboxes – a 6-speed torque converter for the 1.0 TSI and a 7-speed DSG for the 1.5 TSI. Additionally, the 1.5 TSI also gets cylinder deactivation technology for better fuel efficiency.
Skoda Kushaq 2021 claims the 1.0 TSI version of the Kushaq can do the 0-100kph sprint in 10.6sec in manual form and 11.7sec in automatic gearbox guise. The 1.5 TSI on the other hand can do 0-100kph in 8.6sec (with both gearboxes).
Skoda Kushaq: Variants
The Czech carmaker has launched the Kushaq in three trim levels – Active, Ambition and Style. However, Skoda is expecting to introduce a new range-topping Monte Carlo trim down the line. Key features for the Kushaq Monte Carlo will include a digital instrument panel, sporty seats, contrast stitching, and an overall sporty look and feel to the cabin. The Monte Carlo edition could also limited to the 1.5 TSI version.
Skoda Kushaq: Design
The Kushaq features some sharp lines and prominent creases along the body. At the rear, it has large wrap-around LED tail-lights, a faux diffuser element on the bumper, and a roof-mounted spoiler. The top-spec model also comes with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.