Skoda Kushaq Unveiled in India – Launch Date, Expected Price, Variants and other details

Skoda Kushaq is offered in 3 variants, 2 engine options and 5 colour options.

Skoda Kushaq has made world premier today in India and surely draws a lot of similarities with its concept version, Vision IN. The SUV is quite feature rich and is the first production car as a part of the INDIA 2.0 Project. Under the lead responsibility of the Skoda Auto, Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in its model campaign on the Indian continent to strengthen the presence of Volkswagen and Skoda there for long term.

Skoda Kushaq Platform

Skoda Kushaq is built up on the MQB A0-IN setup, a variant of the modular MQB platform specially adapted by Skoda for the Indian market and will also form base on the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun SUV which will join the same bandwagon.

Skoda Kushaq Exterior

Upfront the SUV has a aggressive face. The signature butterfly grille gets silver surrounds and is flanked by LED Projector headlights that incorporates the DRLs.

skoda kushaq rear view
Skoda Kushaq retains majority of design details from its concept version

Full black cladding adds to the butchness of the mid size SUV. The SUV has 16-inch alloys for the lower two rims while the top end variant rides on 17-inch wheels.

Coming to the rear, the SUV do look sport. The inverted L-Shaped LED cluster are sleek and there is Skoda lettering between the lights. Front and rear skid plates as well as big size bumpers make the SUV brawnier. Finally we got to see some chrome finish on the exterior front, precisely below the rear number plate.

Skoda Kushaq Interior

The cabin shares a lot of similarities with its concept version. The 2-spoke steering looks nice and has steering control with paint black finish along with scroller as well.

Skoda Kushaq interiors
Skoda Kushaq comes with a feature rich and premium cabin

10-inch free standing touchscreen infotainment system comes with wireless android auto and Apple CarPlay, a feature which the Korean cousins doesn’t possess. The climate control panels comes with a touch panel while there is total 26.2 litres of storage space inside the cabin.

Skoda Kushaq Variants

Skoda Kushaq in honey orange colour
Skoda Kushaq comes in a total of 3 variants

Skoda Kushaq will come in a total of 3 variants – Active, Ambition and Style. Base model will remain limited to 1.0-litre turbo petrol with manual options while the higher two trims can be had with all the engine and transmission choices.

Variants1.0-litre turbo1.5-litre turbo
Active6 Speed MT
Ambition6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DSG
Style6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DSG

Skoda Kushaq Engine Options

There will be two petrol engines on offer. The first one is a 3 cylinder 999 cc TSI petrol engine mated to 6 speed manual and 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox with 5 BHP more power than Rapid’s TSI at 113 BHP and 175 NM.

Turbo Petrol

Turbo PetrolSkoda KushaqHyundai CretaKia SeltosRenault DusterNissan KicksMaruti S Cross
Engine1.0 L TSI1.4 L T-GDI1.4 L T-GDI1.3 L H5H turbo1.3 L H5H
No of Cylinders31397 cc1397 cc1330 cc1330 cc
Capacity999 cc4444
Power113 BHP138 BHP138 BHP154 BHP154 BHP
Torque175 NM242 NM242 NM254 NM254 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT7 Speed DCT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT
Mileage16.8 kmpl16.1 kmpl / 16.5 kmpl16.5 kmpl / 16.42 kmpl15.8 kmpl

The 1.5-litre TSI unit powers number of Volkswagen and Skoda SUVs including T-Roc, Skoda Karoq and makes 148 BHP and 250 NM of peak torque. Transmission duties are handles by 6 speed manual and 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.

1.5 L PetrolSkoda KushaqHyundai CretaKia SeltosRenault DusterNissan KicksMaruti S Cross
Engine1.5 TSI1.5 L MPI 1.5 L MPI 1.5 L H4K1.5 L H4K1.5 L K15 Smart Hybrid
No of Cylinders41497 cc1497 cc1498 cc1498 cc1462 cc
Capacity1498 cc44444
Power148 BHP113 BHP113 BHP105 BHP105 BHP103 BHP
Torque250 NM144 NM144 NM142 NM142 NM138 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DSG6 Speed MT / 6 Speed CVT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT5 Speed MT5 Speed MT5 Speed MT / AT
Mileage16.8 kmpl / 16.9 kmpl16.5 kmpl / 16.8 kmpl14.19 kmpl14.19 kmpl18.55 kmpl / 18.43 kmpl

Skoda Kushaq will remain limited to only petrol offerings and in this segment only Creta and Seltos are offering diesel transmission option.

Diesel

DieselSkoda KushaqHyundai CretaKia SeltosRenault DusterNissan KicksMaruti S Cross
Engine1.5 L U2 CRDi1.5 L U2 CRDi
Capacity1493 cc1493 cc
No of Cylinders44
Power113 BHP113 BHP
Torque250 NM250 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT6 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT
Mileage21.4 kmpl / 18.5 kmpl21 kmpl / 18 kmpl

Skoda Kushaq Dimensions

Skoda Kushaq has the longest in class wheelbase of 2651 mm. The length, width and height are 4,225 mm, 1760 mm and 1612 mm respectively. Ground clearance is 188 mm while the boot space is 385 litre with all two rows up.

Here is specification comparison of Skoda Kushaq with rival cars:


Skoda KushaqHyundai CretaKia SeltosRenault DusterNissan KicksMaruti S Cross
Length4225 mm4300 mm4315 mm4360 mm4384 mm4300 mm
Width1760 mm1790 mm1800 mm1822 mm1813 mm1785 mm
Height 1612 mm1635 mm1620 mm1695 mm1669 mm1595 mm
Wheelbase2651 mm2610 mm2610 mm2673 mm2673 mm2600 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm190 mm190 mm205 mm210 mm180 mm
Boot Space385 L433 L433 L475 L400 L375 L

Skoda Kushaq Features

Skoda Kushaq has quite a long list of features. Top exterior features are LED Projector headlamps with DRL, 17 inch alloys, LED tail lights, front and rear skid plates.

Skoda Kushaq led projector headlamps
Skoda Kushaq has LED Projector Headlamps with LED DRLs.

Top interior features are leather seats, cooled glovebox, white ambient lighting, auto ac, 10-inch touchscreen system with connected car technology, Skoda’s sound system – 4 speakers, 2 tweeters and 2 subwoofer, front ventilated seats, cooled glovebox, keyless entry, push button start, electric sunroof, wireless charging.

skoda kushaq sound system
Skoda Kushaq features 4 speakers, 2 tweeters and 2 subwoofers

Top safety features are 6 airbags, ESP, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rain sensing wipers, hill start assist, TPMS, reverse parking camera, auto dimming IRVM among others.

Skoda Kushaq Colour Options

Skoda Kushaq comes across 5 single tone exterior colour schemes – Candy White, Carbon Steel, Honey Orange, Tornado Red, Brilliant Silver.

skoda kushaq image
Skoda Kushaq comes in a total of 5 colour options

Skoda Kushaq Bookings and Launch Date

Skoda Kushaq official bookings are likely to commence from June 2021 with the launch and price announcement to be done later on in the same month.

Skoda Kushaq Price

The Czech SUV will be priced competitively thanks to 95% localisation of parts and is expected that the base trim will carry a price sticker of Rs 9.5 L to Rs 9.7 Lakhs with the top end 1.5-litre petrol DSG auto costing Rs 15 lakhs (Ex Showroom).

Deliveries of the mid size SUV will begin from the following month, July 2021.

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