Skoda Kushaq Mid-Size SUV Launched in India, Will Rival Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos

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Skoda Kushaq has finally arrived standing up to its ‘Simply Clever ‘ attribute. Skoda Auto announced that the delivery of the 2021 Skoda Kushaq will begin on July 12, but the bookings for Skoda Kushaq have commenced already with the launch.

Skoda kushaq Launched in India

The much-awaited Skoda Kushaq has finally entered the Indian car market with outstanding safety, premium built quality, and clever solutions on offer. The new Kushaq was the first car to go under Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 project. It is being led by Skoda Auto now. This mid-SUV-sized vehicle is built on the MQB A0-IN variant of Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO platform, which is specific to India.

Skoda Auto India Brand Director Zac Hollis responded to a Twitter question about the delivery of the 2021 Kushaq stating “The number of orders received and the production capacity will determine how long it takes for an order to be delivered”.

Dimensions: The new Skoda Kushaq measures 4,225 mm in length, 1,760 mm in width, and 1,612 mm in height. It measures 2,651 mm in wheelbase and has 188mm of ground clearance. It has a boot space of 385 litres.

Skoda Kushaq is priced in the range of Rs 10.49 Lakh – Rs 17.59 Lakh (Ex-showroom, India). Here’s a variant-wise price list of the newly launched Skoda Kushaq:

Skoda Kushaq Variants Price (Ex-showroom, India)
Active 1.0 TSI MT Rs 10.49 Lakh
Ambition 1.0 TSI MT Rs 12.79 Lakh
Ambition 1.0 TSI AT Rs 14.19 Lakh
Style 1.0 TSI MT Rs 14.59 Lakh
Style 1.0 TSI AT Rs 15.79 Lakh
Style 1.5 TSI MT Rs 16.19 Lakh
Style 1.5 TSI DSG Rs 17.50 Lakh

Skoda Kushaq Engine and Specifications

Skoda Kushaq is equipped with two Indian manufactured TSI (turbocharged, stratified injection) engines. A 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine generates 115PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque and this can be mated to a 6-speed MT, or a 6-speed AT torque converter. There is another 4-cylinder, 1.5 litre, TSI petrol engine on offer that generates 150PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque, which comes paired to either a 6-speed MT gearbox or a 7speed DSG automatic.

Skoda Kushaq Features

Skoda Kushaq is equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car technology, LED headlamps, front ventilated seating, two-spoke steering wheels, ambient lighting, an electric sunroof, and wireless charging. Six airbags are included, along with electronic stability control (standard), multicollision brake, hill-hold control, and rear parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitoring device, rear parking camera, and rear parking sensors to ensure outstanding safety to the passengers.

Skoda Kushaq Rivals

Skoda Kushaq will be competing against the following SUVs in India:

Skoda Kushaq Colors

The mid-size SUV is available in five exterior colors listed below:

  • Candy White
  • Reflex silver
  • Carbon Steel
  • Honey Orange
  • Tornado Red
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