The Kushaq Lava Blue Edition was rolled out by Skoda India in the Indian market in April this year. Now, the Czech auto manufacturer has almost sold out all units of the Kushaq's special edition model. The Lava Blue Edition is only available at select dealerships, hence, if you are planning to pick one up for yourself, you need to contact your local dealer and inquire whether they have it in stock. For those unaware, the brand-new colour option is exclusive to flagship vehicles like the Kodiaq SUV and the Superb sedan, aside from the limited edition versions of the Kushaq and the Slavia. The limited edition Kushaq Lava Blue SUV comes with a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine under the hood with chrome accents, mud flaps, and an "Edition" logo on the B-pillar as standard equipment.
Skoda Kushaq Lava Blue Edition: Engine and Gearbox
The Lava Blue Edition is offered with a single powertrain option and both manual and automatic gearbox choices, and it was positioned between the Style and Monte Carlo trims. A 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine churning out 148bhp of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque powers the Kushaq Lava Blue Edition. The engine was made compliant with E20 fuel and the most recent RDE and BS6 Phase 2 emission norms, and it is mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Skoda Kushaq Lava Blue Edition: Features
The SUV has a brand-new Lava Blue colour that was taken from several of its more expensive stablemates, including the Superb, the Octavia, and the Kodiaq. In addition, it has a commemorative cushion pillow and insignia, a lower chrome garnish on the doors and trunk, a front and rear mud flap, and a hexagonal grille with chrome ribs. 'Edition' is all that is written on the Kushaq's B-pillar badge. A scuff plate and puddle lights are added to the special edition's doors.
Apart from this, up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), a single-pane sunroof, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, and a tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) are all included in the car's top-spec Style variants.
Skoda Kushaq Lava Blue Edition: Rivals
The Kushaq SUV's Special Edition model competes against vehicles such as the Volkswagen Taigun, the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Toyota Hyryder, and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara with prices ranging from Rs 11.59 lakh to Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom).