Skoda Kushaq launched at Rs 10.50 lakh

By Aditya Jadhav | on June 28, 2021

The most premium variant of the Skoda Kushaq will set you back by Rs 17.60 lakh; However, that is still Rs 11,000 more affordable than the top-spec turbo-petrol automatic Hyundai Creta.

Skoda Kushaq, the first mid-sized SUV to debut under Skoda’s India 2.0 project has been launched. The prices start from Rs 10.50 lakh for the lower ‘Active’ variant offered with 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. While the range-topping ‘Style’ variant with the 1.5-litre in-line four-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox is priced at Rs 17.60 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. Skoda has already commenced the bookings for the new mid-sized SUV across all its authorised dealerships and via online portals.

2021 Skoda Kushaq First Drive Review Rear Three Quarter Static M

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. While the range-topping petrol variants of both the Korean rivals are priced higher by almost Rs 25,000 for the Kia Seltos, and Rs 11,000 for Hyundai Creta.

Skoda Kushaq (Variants)

Prices (ex-showroom)

Active 1.0 TSI MT

Rs 10,49,999

Ambition 1.0 TSI MT

Rs 12,79,999

Ambition 1.0 TSI AT

Rs 14,19,999

Style 1.0 TSI MT

Rs 14,59,999

Style 1.0 TSI AT

Rs 15,79,999

Style 1.5 TSI MT

Rs 16,19,999

Style 1.5 TSI AT

Rs 17,59,999

Skoda Kushaq

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. While the vehicle will undergo heavy localisation, Skoda promises to not compromise on the safety front. The Kushaq gets ESC (Electronic Stability Control) as standard across the range. The vehicle also gets six airbags, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, and a tyre-pressure monitor as well.

Skoda Kushaq Rear Three Quarter Static

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.

The mid-sized SUVs rivalling the Kushaq are the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Duster. Also, the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun will be positioned alongside the Kushaq by the festive season.

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