Skoda India commences the deliveries of the Kushaq. Skoda confirms that the SUV has received 3000 bookings since its launch in India on June 28, 2021.
Skoda India has commenced the deliveries of its Kushaq. The Kushaq was launched in the final week of June 2021 for Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The entry-level price of the Kushaq is higher than the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos by Rs 50,000 and Rs 55,000, respectively. In addition to Hyundai Creta, and the Kia Seltos, other mid-sized SUVs rivalling the Kushaq are the, MG Hector, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Duster. Also, the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun will be positioned alongside the Kushaq by the festive season.
Skoda's new SUV is available with a choice of a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor or a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine puts out 113bhp and 175Nm of torque, whereas the larger 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine pushes out 148bhp and 250Nm.
Buyers opting for the smaller 1.0-litre petrol engine have a choice of six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The larger 1.5-litre motor also gets a six-speed manual on offer. For buyers looking for the convenience of an automatic get an option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The Skoda Kushaq is based on VW’s MQB-A0 platform, which has been highly reworked for the Indian market and has been dubbed the MQB-A0-IN. The Skoda Kushaq will have 95 per cent of the parts locally produced, which in turn means lower service and ownership costs.