New Delhi: The Volkswagen owned Czech automaker Skoda Auto launched Kushaq SUV with a price starting from INR 10,49,000 (ex-showroom) going up to INR 17,59,999 in India. Aiming to be the king of mid-sized SUV, Skoda Kushaq has entered a highly competitive segment that is currently dominated by big players like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Kushaq offers two turbo petrol engines 115PS/175Nm 1.0 litre and 150PS/250Nm 1.5 litre units.
A 6-speed manual is offered as standard across both engines whereas the automatic transmission options include a 6-speed torque converter (for the smaller 1 litre), and a 7-speed DSG (for the 1.5 litre unit).
Skoda Kushaq is available in 5 colours, which are Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel, Honey Orange and Tornado Red.
Customers can choose from two engine options across three variants including Active, Ambition and Style. It’s a 5-seater with a length of 4225mm, a width of 1760mm and a wheelbase of 2651mm with 385 litres of boot space to spare.
The Kushaq offers a range of features, including a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 6-speaker sound system, connected car tech with an over-the-air update, a wireless phone charger, climate control, a single-pane sunroof, push-button start, ambient lighting, vented front seat and cruise control. Safety is taken care of by 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-hold control and a rear-view camera with parking sensors. Electronic stability control comes standard across the range.
Kushaq also gets the company’s India-developed “My SKODA Connect” that assists the owner with real-time car tracking, driving behaviour analysis, trip analysis, insights and also helps in case of an emergency with features like Roadside assistance and SOS.
Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India said, “The launch of Kushaq is a watershed moment for Skoda Auto India as we enter one of the most exciting segments in this dynamic automotive market. Kushaq is made keeping in mind what really matters to our customers and is localised and tailored to suit the Indian market. Built on the acclaimed MQB-A0-IN platform, Kushaq is well designed, robust, exceptionally well-built, safe, spacious, feature-laden and future-proof. We will also offer the globally renowned TSI technology across the range, empowering an optimum combination of performance, efficiency, refinement and output. With a world-class SUV that is ready for India, we are looking at taking the Skoda brand to new and emerging markets across the country.”
With the launch of Kushaq, the company aims to penetrate deeper into the country by expanding its network to Tier II and III cities.
The deliveries of the SUV in India will start from 12th July, the company announced.
The Kushaq comes with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km warranty, which is further extendable up to 6 years / 1,50,000 km.