Skoda has Globally unveiled the Kushaq SUV today at a Press meet in Mumbai. The Kushaq will be made in India made for the World at the Chakan facility in Pune. Skoda had showcased the Kushaq in its concept form the Vision IN at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Kushaq is the first production car model coming from Skodas India 2.0 project. The Kushaq is built on the Skoda MQB-AO-IN modular platform. In terms of looks the Kushaq comes with sharp styling, typical Skoda detailing, Skoda Crystal lighting LED headlamps with L shape DRL, 17 inch tyres with new style alloys, 188mm ground clearance, LED tail lamps, roof rails, sun roof, dualtone bumpers with skid plate to name a few The Skoda Kushaq will be available in Honey Orange, Tornado Red,Candy White, Brilliant Silver and Carbon Steel exterior paint options.
In terms of interiors the Skoda Kushaq comes loaded with features like ventilated seats, 7 to 10 inch touch screen display, climate control, keyless entry, auto headlamps and wiper, auto dimming rear view mirror, two spoke premium steering, leather upholstery, wireless mobile charging and connectivity, innovative storage bins etc to name a few.
Powering the Skoda Kushaq will be two TSI options both petrol, the top of the line trim will get power from the 1.5L 4 cylinder TSI unit with 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque while the 1.0L 3-cylinder TSI unit with 115 PS and 175Nm of torque. Transmission options include 7-speed DSG and a 6-speed manual for the 1.5L version while the 1.0L comes with 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque convertor automatic options.
The Skoda Kushaq go up against a stiff competition from the likes of the segment leaders Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. Expect similar pricing to that of the Creta and the Seltos. The Kushaq looks premium and feels upmarket but will that help it sell?
We will find that out for you when we drive it very soon for our road test review till then keep following us.