SKODA KUSHAQ to be launched in India on June 28
Czech automaker SKODA will launch the KUSHAQ SUV in India on June 28. The production of the vehicle has already started at the company's plant in Pune. To recall, the KUSHAQ had debuted in March this year. It has an off-road-biased look, a host of features inside the cabin, and will be available with two petrol engine options. Here's our roundup.
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#LaunchAlert I have the answer to the most frequently asked question of 2021. We will announce prices and open bookings of ŠKODA KUSHAQ on June 28th at 11 AM#CommitmentDelivered#KUSHAQ #BookingsOpen#PriceAnnouncement pic.twitter.com/iZG9sRPZ9i— Zac Hollis (@Zac_Hollis_) June 16, 2021
The car has a wheelbase of 2,651mm
The SKODA KUSHAQ is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform and features a striking design with a muscular bonnet, a chrome-outlined butterfly grille, silvered skid plates, a roof-mounted spoiler, sleek headlights, and wrap-around taillights. It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, black wheel arch cladding, and 17-inch alloy wheels on higher trims. Dimensions-wise, the vehicle is 4,225mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,651mm.
It will be offered with two engine choices
The SKODA KUSHAQ will be available with a 1.0-liter petrol engine that makes 113hp/175Nm and a 1.5-liter petrol motor that delivers 148hp/250Nm. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, and a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
There is a panoramic sunroof and a digital instrument cluster
The SKODA KUSHAQ offers a dual-tone cabin with five seats, ambient lighting, rear AC vents, a panoramic sunroof, an adjustable steering wheel, and a wireless charger on the higher-spec variants. It also houses a digital instrument cluster and a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for connected car technology. For safety, there are six airbags, rear parking sensors, and a rear-view camera.
SKODA KUSHAQ: Pricing and availability
The official prices of SKODA KUSHAQ will be revealed on June 28 at 11am and bookings will be opened on the same day. Deliveries of the vehicle will start in July. We expect the SUV to carry a price-tag of around Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom).