Skoda Kushaq has been launched within the Indian market. The brand new SUV has entered the hotly contested compact-SUV section and can rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and even its upcoming sibling Taigun. The Kushaq is the primary mannequin to be launched as a part of the corporate’s India 2.0 product marketing campaign, which is able to comprise a complete of 4 automobiles from Skoda and Volkswagen.
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The brand new SUV has been priced at ₹10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for the bottom variant with 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The entry value for the 1.5-litre turbocharged engine is ₹16.19 lakh. The corporate has launched the automobile in three variants Lively, Ambition, and Fashion.
The pricing of the brand new Kushaq is corresponding to its major rivals. The Creta begins at a value of ₹9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes all the best way to ₹17.70 lakh (ex-showroom) for the highest variant. The Seltos additionally begins at barely under ₹10 lakh and goes as much as ₹17.65 lakh for the highest variant.
Skoda India has additionally introduced that the Kushaq comes with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km guarantee, which will be prolonged as much as 6 years / 1,50,000 km. Moreover, Skoda may even supply 2 years components guarantee, 2 years battery guarantee, 3 years paint guarantee, 6 years corrosion guarantee and prolonged roadside help applications as much as 9 years.
The brand new SUV has been launched in 5 colors which embody Carbon Metal, Reflex Silver, Sweet White, Twister Crimson and Honey Orange.
The automobile might be supplied in two petrol turbo-charged powertrain choices. The brand new SUV is constructed on the brand new MQB-A0-In platform. Skoda claims it has managed to realize a localisation stage of as much as 95% with the Kushaq.
By way of dimensions, the Kushaq comes with 2,651mm of wheelbase which might be longer than its rivals, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The longer wheelbase may even present the automobile will extra cabin house. By way of size, the brand new Kushaq is 4.25 meters lengthy. The SUV will get a floor clearance of 188mm. The Kushaq will get 385 litres of boot house. By way of general size, width and top each Creta and Seltos are larger than the Kushaq.
The brand new Kushaq has been launched in two engine choices that embody a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine and a 1.5-litre TSI engine. Skoda has solely launched petrol engines with the Kushaq. The 1-litre engine produces 115PS of energy and the 1.5-litre engine produces 150PS of energy.
The corporate might be providing six-speed guide in addition to a six-speed automated transmission with the automobile. The SUV may even get a seven-speed DSG transmission.
By way of interiors, the automobile will get an all-black theme with a 10-inch infotainment display screen in the course of the dashboard. The automobile brings again the favored two-spoke steering wheel with controls for Kushaq’s audio in addition to cruise management. The automobile additionally will get paddle shifters within the automated variant. The automobile will get a six-speaker audio system in addition to ventilated entrance seats. Different options embody wi-fi charging assist and ambient lighting.
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