Skoda Kushaq launched in India

Mumbai : Skoda Auto on Monday launched Skoda Kushaq in India at a starting price of Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) nationwide.

It arrives in a total of three variants namely Active, Ambition and Style .

The Skoda Kushaq is offered with a choice of two petrol engines a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI. While the former makes 113 bhp and 175 Nm of torque, the 1.5-litre engine offers 148 bhp on offer and 250 Nm of torque. Both get a 6-speed manual gearbox, whereas the automatic options include a 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DSG unit, respectively.

The Kushaq is the first SUV to be built on the company’s new, India-specific MQB-A0 IN platform and the first model to be introduced under the India 2.0 project. We have already driven the new compact SUV from Skoda and talked about it in detail in our review, which you can find on the carandbike website. The new Kushaq is being offered in 7 variants and is priced between Rs 10.49 lakh and Rs17.60 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

It is being offered in five colour options– honey orange, tornado red, candy white, reflex silver and carbon steel.

Mr Zac Hollis, Brand Director – Skoda Auto India, said, ‘Built on the acclaimed MQB-A0-IN platform, Kushaq is well designed, robust, exceptionally well-built, safe, spacious, feature laden and future-proof. We will also offer the globally renowned TSI technology across the range, empowering an optimum combination of performance, efficiency, refinement and output. With a world-class SUV that is ready for India, we are looking at taking the ŠKODA brand to new and emerging markets across the country.’

SKODA AUTO India has announced various customer centric initiatives on the ownership front. Every KUSHAQ comes with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km warranty, which can be extended up to 6 years / 1,50,000 km. Additionally, SKODA will also offer 2 years parts warranty, 2 years battery warranty, 3 years paint warranty, 6 years corrosion warranty and extended roadside assistance programs up to 9 years.