The top-of-the-line Style automatic variant of the Skoda Kushaq now gets safer. The brand has updated the mid-sized SUV with more features and that has resulted in a price hike.
Just days away from the India launch of the Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda India has launched the updated Kushaq. The updates are limited to the Skoda Kushaq’s Style (automatic) AT variant only while all the other variants remain unchanged.
The Skoda Kushaq in its updated Style AT variant now offers six airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The addition of these two features has upped the price of the Style AT variant by Rs 40,000. Other than the addition of two features the Style AT variant is unchanged.
The more affordable Skoda Kushaq 1.0-litre Style AT now costs Rs 16.20 lakh (ex-showroom), whereas the top-of-the-line Kushaq 1.5-litre Style AT now retails for Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom).
Skoda India has also bagged 10,000 bookings for the Kushaq within almost two and a half months of its launch. Skoda has also issued a recall for the Kushaq. Some units of the car show signs of power loss and undergo a complete engine shut-down because of a faulty fuel pump. The brand will replace the fuel pumps in the affected cars. As a precautionary step, Skoda will also replace the fuel pumps of those units that do not show any fuel-related symptoms.
Just recently, Skoda India discontinued the Rider Plus variant of the Rapid sedan. The rider plus was positioned above the base Rider variant and packed features such as a 6.5-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, climate control and an armrest.
The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus was priced at Rs 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom) and Zac Hollis, Brand Director - Skoda Auto India has confirmed that this specif variant will be available till the stocks last.