Skoda Kushaq is the most recent entrant to the Skoda family as Skoda has just launched it a few days back. Bookings for the vehicle are still open, with the first vehicle yet to hit the roads. The Skoda Kushaq is a compact, premium mid-size SUV that offers all the luxuries that Skoda is renowned for. Skoda Kushaq is available in three automatic variants, with the Ambition 1.0 TSI AT as its lowest-priced variant at Rs 14,19,999 (ex-showroom). The Style 1.0 TSI AT and the Style 1.5 TSI AT variants are available at Rs 15,79,999 and Rs 17,59,999, respectively. Besides, the Skoda Kushaq is available in four manual trims with the lowest-priced Active 1. TSI MT starting at Rs 10,49,999. The top variant is the Style 1.5 TSI MT is priced at Rs 16,19,999. The on-road prices will depend on the state where you reside.
Skoda Kushaq Exterior
The Skoda Kushaq looks stunning from almost every angle. The beautiful signature chrome grille extends on both sides to form the perfect frame for the first row of halogen headlights. The second row consisting of DRLs lies just below it to augment the overall illumination. Unfortunately, the Skoda emblem on the hood instead of the chrome grill looks bewitching.
The Black fender garnish with a chrome outline adds to its exquisite appearance as the bumpers have a matching black color to lend an element of continuity.
The Skoda offers crystalline LED tail lamps with reflective features to augment its beauty quotient. In addition, the Parktronic sensor at the vehicle's rear end helps you park the vehicle in the most challenging spaces with ease.
Steel R16 wheels give it an imposing height to offer comfortable ground clearance to the premium mid-size SUV. In addition, the anti-glare ORVM adds to the elegance factor and makes the vehicle look desirable.
**The Skoda Kushaq is available in five stunning colours with similar, black-coloured bumpers. **
Skoda Kushaq Interior
The Skoda Kushaq interior is packed with exciting features starting with beautiful seat covers that beckon you lovingly. The dashboard with the grained and textured décor provides the perfect interior setting as you sit on the driver’s seat to start the vehicle. The chrome ring on the gear shift knob is the next feature that attracts you.
Driving the Skoda Kushaq can be a pleasure because of its easily-maneuverable steering controls. In addition, the 17.7cm Skoda Infotainment system provides you with all the information you need at your fingertips.
The Skoda Kushaq comes equipped with six strategically placed speakers to provide the maximum entertainment as you wind your way up the hills on a holiday trip with your family.
The USB A socket comes in handy to listen to your favourite recorded music and have a fantastic time. Though the Skoda Kushaq is a mid-size SUV, it provides ample legroom for all passengers.
Skoda Kushaq Engine and Performance
The Skoda Kushaq comes with two types of engines. The 1.0L TSI petrol engine pairs with an automatic 6-speed gearbox and a manual 6-speed transmission system, depending on the variant. The 1.0L TSI version delivers 85kW of power and delivers excellent fuel economy.
Another variant, the 1.5L TSI petrol, is available for the top-end versions. This engine works on Active Cylinder Technology to deliver an excellent combination of performance and energy. It pairs with an automatic 7-speed DSG transmission system to deliver maximum power of 110kW.
Skoda Kushaq Ride, Handling, and Safety
The Skoda Kushaq offers excellent safety features starting with its airbags. In addition, the reflective tape on all four doors allows for comfortable visibility from almost anywhere.
The Multi-collision Braking system is a welcome feature in the Skoda Kodiaq. Travelling on the hill roads is never an issue because of the Hill Hold Control and Roll Over Protection features. ABS and EBD are now standard features available on almost all cars. Furthermore, the Skoda features an additional facility in ESC (Electronic Stability Control).
The Electronic Differential Lock System features XDS+, a self-locking differential system that comes into play when the inside wheels become lighter during cornering. This feature prevents the wheels from spinning and thus, delivers better traction around the curve.
Other features include ASR, MSR, and BSW to add to the vehicle's overall safety.
Skoda Kushaq Competition Check
This mid-size SUV enters a hotly contested mid-size SUV segment with competition from Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, and the MG Hector. The upcoming Volkswagen Taigun is also one of its worthy competitors.