Skoda Kushaq Launch date
Expect to launch : 18 March 2021 (Ex showroom-10 Lakh)
Key Highlights of Skoda Kushaq
- Skoda Kushaq SUV will be the first car in India to use VW Group’s India-specific MQB-A0 platform.
- Engine options will include a 1.0-litre and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit.
- Standard safety kit will include 6 airbags, ESC, hill-hold control and more.
|Engine Displ.||1498 cc|
|Engine Type||TSI Petrol Engine|
Key facts about Skoda Kushaq
As per the concept showcased at last year’s Auto Expo, it is anticipated that the Skoda Kushaq is going to carry over the two-piece LED headlamp design, which will be integrated with LED DRLs. At the front will be Skoda’s signature butterfly grille along with the ‘SKODA’ lettering on the tail gate at the rear. Also expected to be on offer are functional roof rails, as well as 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
The platform of new Skoda Kushaq will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s heavily localised MQB A0 IN platform, making it the first car in India to be based on this platform. It will also be used by a host of upcoming VW and Skoda cars, including the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun, which by the way, will be sharing its underpinnings with the Kushaq. It also expected that the production-ready Kushaq will have a length of 4,256 mm and a wheelbase that measures 2,671 mm.
As per the engine, the powering of the entry-level variants of the Kushaq will be the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol engine that is seen under the hood of the Rapid. This engine will be offered in the same state of tune as the sedan, i.e. 110 PS/175 Nm. Whereas, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol unit will be offered on the higher trim levels. This engine will generate 150 PS of maximum power as well as 250 Nm of peak torque.
In respect to transmissions, it is confirmed that the 1.0-litre TSI motor on the Kushaq will be offered with a choice of a 6-speed manual as well as torque converter automatic transmissions. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine will be offered with a 7-speed DSG. A 6-speed MT could also be on offer with the bigger engine.
On the feature front, the Kushaq will likely be equipped with a large freestanding touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, connected-car tech, a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster on the higher trims, an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, and so on.
Looking at Safety Tech, the Kushaq’s safety suite will consist of up to 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, a rear-view camera, Hill-start Assist Control, a tyre pressure monitoring system and more. Skoda confirmed that Electronic Stability Control (ESC) will be offered with the SUV as standard.