ŠKODA AUTO’s renewed commitment to India takes a strong stride forward as the company opened bookings and announced prices of its most anticipated SUV under the India 2.0 Project –ŠKODA KUSHAQ. Since its world premiere in India earlier this year, KUSHAQ has made a strong presence and stands out as an entirely new ŠKODA that’s made in India, made for India. Yet, it’s every inch a global model that wears the hallowed winged arrow badge with pride. ŠKODA KUSHAQ will be offered at an ex-showroom price starting at INR 10.49 lacs nationwide, taking forward the ‘One Nation. One Price’ philosophy.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – ŠKODA AUTO India, said, “The launch of KUSHAQ is a watershed moment for ŠKODA AUTO India as we enter one of the most exciting segments in this dynamic automotive market. KUSHAQ is made keeping in mind what really matters to our customers and is localised and tailored to suit the Indian market. 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.”
The KUSHAQ also comes with numerous active and passive safety features along with ESC as standard across all variants. With the KUSHAQ launch, the company will penetrate deeper in the country by expanding its network to Tier II and III cities. ŠKODA AUTO India currently has 120 sales touchpoints in 85 cities and plans to expand to 150 touchpoints by end of 2021.
Along with expanding its sales and service network, ŠKODA 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, ŠKODA 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.
The SUV is 4,225 mm long, 1,760 mm wide and has a height of 1,612 mm. Its wheelbase of 2,651 mm is amongst the longest in the segment – and a minimum laden ground clearance of 155 mm.
The ŠKODA KUSHAQ’s interior unites ergonomics with a harmonious and emotive design. The car features a central, free-standing infotainment touchscreen and a two-spoke multifunction steering wheel.
The SUV provides up to 26.2 litres of interior storage space in total along with a boot capacity of 385 litres that can be increased to 1,405 litres by folding down the rear seats.
From Ambition onwards, the ambient lighting illuminates the dashboard and door handles, while the door handles, handbrake locking button and air vents are chrome-plated and the gearstick knob is upholstered in leather. The Style variant includes front ventilated black leather seats upholstered in perforated grey design and black leatherette armrests on the centre console and the doors.
The new KUSHAQ offers two advanced and efficient TSI engines. Thanks to their particularly low fuel consumption, the direct-injection petrol engines make them more efficient.
The three-cylinder 1.0TSI produces an output of 85 kW (115 PS). Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new-generation 6-speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder 1.5 TSI engine develops 110 kW (150 PS) which is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or can be coupled with a 7-speed DSG. This engine also features the segment-first active cylinder technology (ACT).
The brand-new ŠKODA KUSHAQ comes with a choice of two modern infotainment systems, each of which enables smartphone integration via SmartLink technology.
The Ambition and Style trim levels include the range-topping infotainment system with a 25.4 cm colour touchscreen akin to smartphones, whereas the lower-trim gets a 17.78 cm touchscreen. The 25.4 cm infotainment also features a dual tuner, a Wi-Fi hotspot, an external microphone for hands-free phone calls, valet mode and also enables Wireless SmartLink.
The ŠKODA KUSHAQ comes with six speakers:two front high-tone tweeters and two front – bass speakers and two wide-range speakers in the rear – providing a wide frequency range and guaranteeing excellent sound. The style trim level meanwhile comes with ŠKODA Sound system:6 high-performance speaker with the rear subwoofer in spare-wheel well. The navigation function can be downloaded from the onlineŠKODA Play Apps store as an option.
There are two USB-C ports in the front centre console for connecting data and charging as well as two at the rear for charging mobile devices. The style trim also provides a wireless charging function. The KUSHAQ comes with a touch-controlled climatronic with Air care function in Ambition and Style variant.
ŠKODA KUSHAQ features first in the segment, Electronic Stability Control as standard, along with Rollover Protection and Multi Collision Braking (MKB). The vehicle also boasts excellent active and passive safety features, with fitment depending on the trim level. Features such as Hill-Hold Control and a tyre pressure monitoring system that ensures a comfortable journey for the driver. Occupants are protected by up to six airbags, while all five seats feature three-point seat belts and height-adjustable headrests.ISOFIX and top-tether anchor ensure the greatest possible safety for the vehicle’s youngest passengers.
The vehicle also comes with parking sensors as standard while ambition onwards also get a rearview camera with static guidelines. The vehicle also comes equipped with brake assist features like ABS (Anti-Lock Braking), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), along with varied segment-first features like EDS with XDS & XDS + (Electronic differential lock – advanced differential lock), HBV (Hydraulic brake-boosting), BSW (Brake disc wiping) that enhances the safety.
The KUSHAQ is equipped with India developed, “MyŠKODA Connect” an intelligent solution that provides a safe, convenient and smart driving experience to stay connected with the car. MyŠKODA Connect has inbuilt technology that assists the user with real-time car tracking, driving behaviour analysis, trip analysis and insights, and also helps in case of an emergency with features such as Roadside Assistance and SOS.
1.0 TSI MT Rs. 10,49,999
1.0 TSI MT Rs 12,79,999
1.0 TSI AT Rs. 14,19,999
1.0 TSI MT RS. 14,59,999
1.0 TSI AT Rs. 15,79,999
1.5 TSI MT: Rs. 16,19,999
1.5 TSI AT: Rs. 17,59,999