Skoda motors India. is all set to launch the Skoda Kushaq by next month. The first time it was showcased at the Auto expo 2020 code-named Vision IN Concept. After that, multiple times the car has been spotted testing on the roads. In this article, we are taking you through all the details about the Kushaq.
- The official launch of the new KUSHAQ is set for 18 March 2021.
- ŠKODA incorporates the striking design of the VISION IN concept study into the series-production version of the midsize SUV.
- The KUSHAQ marks the start of the Skoda India 2.0 product campaign.
- The first production model is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform.
- The KUSHAQ combines distinctive ŠKODA AUTO qualities with the preferences of Indian customers.
- Mid-size SUV impresses with striking design, interior space, comfort, safety, modern infotainment systems and comprehensive connectivity features.
- Choice of two powerful yet efficient TSI engines, and manual, automatic and DSG transmissions.
- Competes with KIA Seltos, Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster
Skoda Kushaq Design
At the front, the Skoda Kushaq looks powerful. The name of the car is derived from the Indian language of Sanskrit. The word ‘Kushak’ means king or emperor. It has got sharply cut, two-part front headlights, which are extended to the wide ŠKODA grille. Creating a prominent appearance. The impressive front bumper with underride protection emphasises the athletic look of the SUV.
At the rear, it has got a clear structure and is framed by an elongated roof spoiler and a rugged rear diffuser in the bumper. The taillights of the midsize SUV feature the brand’s trademark crystalline structures. And the ŠKODA lettering appears in block capitals on the tailgate.
With the launch of the KUSHAQ. ŠKODA AUTO is entering the subcontinent’s rapidly growing mid-size SUV segment and joins the KODIAQ and KAROQ. In the ŠKODA AUTO India line-up. Based on MQB-A0-IN vehicle architecture, the KUSHAQ boasts optimal external dimensions for navigating Indian cities. At the same time, with a long wheelbase of 2,651 mm, the KUSHAQ offers exceptional interior room for five occupants. With a large boot capacity, there is ample room for luggage too.
The all-new KUSHAQ is powered by efficient TSI engines. That is transferring power to the front wheels: 1.0- litre and 1.5-litre TSI. Three gearbox options will be offered, depending on the model: a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed DSG. Keeping with the benefits of TSI technology, both engines will offer enthusiastic performance yet outstanding mileage.
Kushaq connectivity and infotainment.
The all-new KUSHAQ will be offered with My ŠKODA Connect, a powerful suite of connectivity features that enhances the driving experience as well as security along with vehicle usage diagnosis. Over and above that, the modern infotainment systems will come with a central touch screen. Also to ensure a pleasant interior temperature, each car features air conditioning or automatic Climatronic, depending on the trim level.
Kushaq safety and assistance systems
The all-new KUSHAQ offers excellent active and passive safety as well as numerous assistance systems. Occupants are protected by up to six airbags – for the driver and front passenger, optional front side airbags and curtain airbags – while ESC as a standard for all trims, ensures increased driving safety. HillHold Control, rain and light sensors and a cruise control system improve both safety and comfort. Depending on the trim level, the car will come with a tyre pressure monitor to keep an eye on the air pressure.
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