Skoda, the Czech automobile manufacturer, has rolled out a new version of its Kushaq flagship SUV in the Indian market. The new edition was launched on March 27. The Onyx variant, which sits between the Active and Ambition trims, has been priced by the auto manufacturer at Rs 12.39 lakh (ex-showroom). For those unaware, the newly introduced edition costs Rs 80,000 more than the base Active variant. Around 20 additional variants of the Kushaq SUV are available, including Anniversary and Monte Carlo editions. The Onyx version will only be offered in limited units, according to Skoda. The Skoda Onyx gets a few additional features alongside distinctive exterior graphics as well as leatherette upholstery. Furthermore, it is offered only with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine unit. Meanwhile, Skoda Auto India declared 2022 to be its biggest sales year after selling 53,721 units and averaging a 125 per cent growth rate per year.
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Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition: Features
The Onyx Edition receives certain extra features over the Kushaq’s base Ambition variant. This consists of fog lamps, rear wipers with washers, rear defoggers, LED headlights, automatic climate control with an air purifier, and more. Other notable features include a 7-inch touchscreen, a 6-speaker audio system, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The Kushaq Onyx Edition is equipped with dual front airbags, ESP, three-point seatbelts for every passenger, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and ISOFIX anchors for added security. Notably, the Skoda Kushaq received a 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests last year, making it one of India's safest SUVs.
Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition: Interior and Exterior Details
The stylised Grey graphics on the doors and the addition of "Onyx" badging to the B-Pillar are the foremost exterior changes for the Kushaq Onyx version. The special edition also includes a faux diffuser on the front bumper, chrome grille surrounds, and 16-inch steel wheels with freshly created plastic covers. Minor updates to the interior include Onyx badging on the scuff plates and headrests, a Black and Grey colour scheme, a two-spoke steering wheel, chrome surrounds on the AC vents and a textured pattern on the dashboard.
Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition: Engine and Gearbox
The Onyx Edition, as stated earlier, sits between the base Active and the mid-range Ambition Classic trims, which are both powered by 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines that churn out a maximum power of 114bhp. Further, there will only be a six-speed manual transmission option for the engine. The Onyx, therefore, gets the 1.0-litre unit as its sole option, with the automatic transmission not available with the model. However, a 6-speed torque converter automatic is expected to be introduced soon.
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Skoda Kushaq: Price Range and Market Rivals
In India, the price bracket for the Skoda Kushaq ranges between Rs 11.29 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 19.69 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Monte Carlo edition. In the compact SUV segment, it rivals the likes of the Volkswagen Taigun, the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
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