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Skoda Kushaq

Skoda Kushaq is a 5 Seater seater car, Ex-showroom price starting from Rs. 11,89,000 in India. It is available in 21 variants, 999.0 cc engine available in 5 colour and 2 transmission option: Manual,Automatic. Skoda Kushaq mileage is 17.87 - 19.68 kmpl.
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11.89 - 20.49 Lakhs*
*Ex-showroom price
Available Colours
49 Offers Available
Skoda Kushaq Key Specs
Engine999.0 - 1498.0 cc
Mileage17.87 - 19.68 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionBoth
Available Colours

About Skoda Kushaq

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  • Introduction:
    The Skoda Kushaq is a new compact SUV that has been recently launched in the Indian market. It is the first model to be based on Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 IN platform, which is specifically designed for the Indian market.
    Exterior Design:
    • The Skoda Kushaq boasts an eye-catching design that is both sporty and stylish.
    • It features the brand's signature butterfly grille, sharp LED headlamps, and bold wheel arches that give it a robust appearance.
    • The car also comes with roof rails, a rear spoiler, and 17-inch alloy wheels that enhance its overall look.
    Interior Features:
    • The interior of the Skoda Kushaq is well-appointed with premium materials and advanced technology.
    • It features a spacious cabin that can comfortably seat five passengers.
    • The car also comes with a large touchscreen infotainment system that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
    • Other interior features include a sunroof, a wireless phone charger, and an air purifier.
    Safety and Security:
    • Safety is a top priority for the Skoda Kushaq, which is equipped with advanced safety features.
    • It comes with a total of six airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-hold control, and electronic stability control.
    • The car also features an automatic headlamp with rain-sensing wipers and a rearview camera with parking sensors.
    Performance and Engine:
    • The Skoda Kushaq is available in three engine options - a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine.
    • The car offers a smooth and refined ride, with smooth acceleration and a well-balanced suspension.
    • It also features a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

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    Skoda Kushaq Variants & Price

    Skoda Kushaq price starts at ₹ 11.89 Lakhs and goes up to ₹ 20.49 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). Skoda Kushaq comes in 21 variants. Skoda Kushaq's top variant is Monte Carlo 1.5L TSI DSG.

    Fuel Type:
    All
    Transmission:
    All
    11.89 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    12.79 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    14.19 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    15.49 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    15.91 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    15.99 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    16.19 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    16.59 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    17.29 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    17.39 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    17.79 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    17.89 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    18.19 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    18.31 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    18.39 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    18.59 Lakhs*
    999 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    19.09 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    19.39 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    19.51 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    19.79 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    20.49 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    *Disclaimer: The prices are ex-showroom price for the respective model in the selected city.
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    Skoda Kushaq Specifications and Features

    Rear AC VentsYes
    Body TypeSUV
    AirbagsYes
    Keyless EntryYes
    Mileage17.87 - 19.68 kmpl
    Engine999.0 - 1498.0 cc
    SunroofYes
    Fuel TypePetrol

    Skoda Kushaq comparison with its competitors

    Model Name
    Skoda Kushaq
    Hyundai CretaKia SeltosMahindra XUV700Mahindra TharMahindra Scorpio-N
    Price (Ex-Showroom)
    ₹11.89 - 20.49 Lakhs
    ₹11 - 20.15 Lakhs
    ₹10.9 - 20.35 Lakhs
    ₹13.99 - 26.99 Lakhs
    ₹11.35 - 17.6 Lakhs
    ₹13.6 - 24.54 Lakhs
    Expert Ratings
    4 out of 5
    4 out of 5
    4 out of 5
    4.5 out of 5
    4 out of 5
    4.5 out of 5
    Engine
    999 - 1498.0 cc
    1482-1497 cc
    1482-1497 cc
    1997-2184 cc
    1497-2184 cc
    1997-2184 cc
    Mileage
    17.9-19.7 kmpl
    17.4-21.8 kmpl
    17-20.7 kmpl
    13-16 kmpl
    8-15.2 kmpl
    13.7-18.6 kmpl
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
    Petrol/Diesel
    Petrol/Diesel
    Petrol/Diesel
    Petrol/Diesel
    Petrol/Diesel
    Airbags
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Transmission
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic

    Skoda Kushaq Mileage

    Skoda Kushaq in India is available in Petrol variants. Average mileage of Skoda Kushaq's petrol variant is 19.76 kmpl (As claimed by the brand in ideal road conditions). Skoda Kushaq Active 1.0 TSI MT comes with a 50 litres fuel tank.

    Select Variant:
    Active 1.0 TSI MT
    Fuel Type
    Transmission
    Mileage
    Petrol
    Manual
    19.76 kmpl
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    Skoda Kushaq Expert Review
    4 out of 5
    Pros
    Striking exterior designPremium build quality and safety ratingMultiple petrol engine and transmission choices
    Cons
    No diesel engineBoot space could have been biggerNot the most fuel-efficient in segment

    Skoda has taken its own sweet time to enter a fiercely competitive yet extremely lucrative space it ought to have forcefully barged into some time back. The Skoda Kushaq then has a long task of not just making a name for itself but be the fulcrum on which Skoda Auto India expands its ubiety in the market. After all, a Rapid alone at one end and the likes of Kodiaq, Octavia and Superb at the other end of the price spectrum may not be able to help the Czechs grow firmer, longer roots.

    In Vision, In Focus:

    Did you know that Skoda had revealed the Vision IN SUV at Auto Expo 2020? Kushaq is the production version of that same concept vehicle that did generate a fair bit of buzz. And subtle changes aside, Kushaq's exterior design highlights mostly do carry forward what was initially showcased on Vision IN.

    Skoda claims that a close and concentrated effort was made on how Kushaq appears from the outside. It just needed to get more than a second glance. I can clearly see that there is an effort that has been made. Here is an SUV that isn't flashy but it isn't understated in the looks department. Walking the middle path isn't always easy and while looks are always subjective in the automotive world, Kushaq's design language sure is pleasing to the eye.

    Skoda
    Skoda Kushaq is a well-proportioned SUV with just a bit of bling to make it stand out without trying hard. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    The face has the blackened chrome grille that is also seen on the larger Kodiaq SUV and it has a prominent chrome outline on all sides. On either side of the grille are LED headlights with integrated DRLs which sit just above the fog lights which come with cornering functionality. The front diffuser is done in silver while the bonnet has a touch of butch but with svelte vertical lines meeting the Skoda logo for a nose.

    Kushaq
    Kushaq from Skoda isn't the tallest in the mid-size SUV space but has a large wheelbase. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Move to the side and it is clear that Kushaq isn't going to be the tallest in the segment. And yet, there is appreciable levels of ground clearance with the SUV standing on very smart looking 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. There is a prominent black cladding stretching between the wheels, on the lower end of the doors and while I have mixed opinions about this, there is hardly any denying that the silver roof rails up top, the Skoda fender garnish and the strong character line stretching from here and all across the doors and till the tip of the rear lights lend a certain credence to the side profile. And speaking of the rear lights...

    Kushaq gets LED tail lights that appear like a modern rendition of a stone axe. Skoda describes it as crystalline tail lamps and it does look smart on the over all rear profile of the SUV. Add a dash of chrome and big Skoda lettering on the tail gate, a topping of shark fin antenna in black and a big splash of rear diffuser in silver again and it completes a careful al dente of automotive design recipe.

    The car I received for the test run was in the Honey Oragne colour but there are four other hues to choose from - Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel (Grey) and Tornado Red.

    The
    The rear profile of Skoda Kushaq. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    A Tale of a Classic Cabin

    Step inside the Kushaq and it becomes amply evident that this car right here is all about getting the basics right. No, there is only regular sunroof in place here and no, there is no AQI display. And no, there isn't a sound system from a well-known premium audio brand. And yet, the Skoda sound system sounds just fine to the discerning ears.

    Skoda doesn't go overboard with either the feature list or the styling inside the Kushaq but instead, manages to offer a space that is well appointed and pleasing to the senses. For most parts anyway.

    Kushaq
    Kushaq comes with a sunroof, has ambient lighting and a large glovebox in the cabin.

    The 10-inch infotainment screen is perfect in terms of its placement and response to touch. It offers large 3D navigation, showcases vehicle statistics, can be used for audio controls as well as to access apps that Skoda is offering free - four for now. Piano black finish on parts of the dashboard and on the center console bring up the premium quotient.

    There is support for wireless phone charging, USB type C ports and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    The
    The steering wheel of the Kushaq has been nicely designed for aesthetic appeal.

    The semi-digital driver display, however, looks a bit mismatched and slightly outdated considering what is on offer in cars even in lower segments.

    Similarly, the ventilated front seats in the Kushaq are a great addition but cannot be controlled electronically, not even in the top end.

    The materials, for most parts are par for the course and while there are hard plastics on the side doors, these are rather inconspicuous.

    There is superb levels of kneeroom for the passengers at the back, under-thigh support and headroom is about adequate and while foot space under the front seats is rather restrictive, the seats all around offer good levels of cushioning. Thoughtful touches like a slit in the back of the front seats to place a mobile phone is crafty and there are rear AC vents and two USB type C ports on the back of the center console.

    Even
    Even with the front seats pushed all the way back, there is a whole lot of kneeroom for passengers at the back. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Kushaq has large windows, gets an armrest with cupholders and while three abreast may not be very comfortable, the seats do fold in 60:40 ratio to add to the 385 litres of boot space.

    Kushaq's
    Kushaq's boot isn't the biggest in the segment but the 60:40 split of the rear seats can open up options. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    On the move - Czech Forward Attack

    Kushaq is initially coming to the market with a three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine which produces 115 Ps and is mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

    Kushaq
    Kushaq from Skoda comes with traction control button for slightly better grip - important especially in rainy conditions. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    And because the more powerful 1.5-litre TSI engine - is scheduled for next month with option of manual and DSG, it is the 1.0-litre unit with manual transmission that I drove in and around the city of Mumbai.

    And through the constant rains, there was one thing that shone bright in the Kushaq - a steady, stable drive characteristic that offers a reassuring calm. The TSI engine has made quite a name for itself and its positive traits continue to shine inside the Kushaq. Power builds gradually but around the 2,500 RPM mark, there is a semblance of rush that helps the SUV push clean on open roads and yet meander around in tight city roads as well.

    Kushaq's
    Kushaq's high ground clearance helps it tackle road aberrations with relative ease. On clean roads, the tyres offer good grip to keep it steady. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    What also helps the Kushaq is a nicely weighted steering wheel that remains steady even at triple digit speeds. The vehicle may not seem absolutely pleased about being thrown into tight corners - there is noticeable body roll in the second row, but keep the enthusiasm levels under check and Kushaq will reward you with its 'good-boy' demeanour.

    The Skoda vehicle's suspension is a tad stiff but thanks to a well-insulated cabin, NVH levels are under strict control even when pushing forward.

    Verdict:

    Kushaq is clearly a manifestation of Skoda minutely examining the mid-size SUV space and then preparing a list of priorities. With decent looks, a capable drive, good rear seat space and essential features in the cabin, Kushaq may still be priced extremely well when launched on Monday (June 28). If Skoda is able to convince new customers of providing a stellar post-sales network, this car here could be a serious challenge to the more established players that it will compete against. Underestimate Kushaq but at your own peril.

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    Skoda Kushaq FAQs

    The Skoda Kushaq offers a competitive mileage, varying between 17.87 - 19.68 kmpl.
    The top variant of Skoda Kushaq is the Monte Carlo 1.5L TSI DSG providing advanced features and enhanced performance for a premium SUV experience.
    Skoda Kushaq is a 5 Seater SUV.
    The Skoda Kushaq comes in petrol variant offering a mileage of 17.87 - 19.68 kmpl.
    The Skoda Kushaq includes a range of engine options from 999.0 - 1498.0 cc. It comes with both manual and automatic transmission options. With 21 variants, it caters to diverse preferences.

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