The Skoda Kushaq will debut at the end of June 2020. On the same day, bookings for the new SUV will open, and prices will be revealed.
What can we expect from the brand new subcompact SUV made specifically for the Indian market? Let us check out.
Bold exterior design
The external appearance of the Skoda Kushaq is remarkable and closely resembles that of the Vision IN concept. The Kushaq's front end has a large, chrome-encrusted Skoda grille. The LED DRLs, headlamp cluster, and turn indicators are located on top of the grille, while the fog lights are located below.
A few crystalline components in the headlights appear to be pretty sharp. The front bumper includes several cuts and wrinkles and a faux air inlet underneath the fog lamps, giving it a sporty appearance.
Interiors of excellent quality
The Kushaq will offer superb interiors with luxury touches, just like the rest of the Skoda lineup. The Kushaq's dashboard is tiered, with a thin chrome bar connecting the huge, chrome-lined vents on each end. A knurled plastic panel runs the length of the dash, which is a nice touch.
By contemporary Skodas like the Superb, the Kushaq has a two-spoke steering wheel. The steering-mounted controls are surrounded by knurled scroll wheels, giving it a luxurious feel. In addition, the Kushaq is equipped with analog dials for instrumentation.
In the center of the dash, there's a free-standing 10-inch touchscreen, with the AC vents and controls below it. The air conditioning is controlled via a touch panel, which, although attractive, isn't as easy or safe to use as traditional buttons and knobs. The steering wheel, gear knob, and seats of the Kushaq's top-spec trims are covered in leatherette.
The Kushaq is loaded with Skoda comforts. The 10-inch touch screen comes with a new Play infotainment system from the VW Group, featuring in-car apps, vehicle link technology, Apple CarPlay wireless, Android Car capabilities, WiFi in-cars, Valet mode, and much more. Additional functions include the ambient interior lighting, an electric sunroof, a cooled glovebox, six speakers and a 50W subwoofer, onboard media storage, and USB Type-C connections.
Skoda is also the first in the market to include the ESC as standard equipment across all models, with an optional tire pressure monitoring system as well as hill-holding control.
Two turbo petrol engine options
Skoda offers two Kushaq motor options: a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol turbo-petrol engine and a 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The 1.0 TSI engine produces 115 horsepower and is offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission with torque converters.
Meanwhile, the 1.5 TSI engine has 150 hp and a dual-clutch automated 6-speed manual or 7-speed gearbox.
Skoda Kushaq price is estimated to be priced between Rs 10 and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).