KUSHAQ was launched on 28 June 2021 with a starting price of 10.49 Lakh (ex-showroom). It is powered by the globally acclaimed TSI technology with 2 engine options – 1.0L and 1.5L TSI, delivering 115 PS and 150 PS, respectively. Today, after intitally clocking 3000 bookings at launch, today in September 2021, the bookings have reached over 10,00 for Skoda India!.
Witnessing an overwhelming demand for the KUSHAQ, ŠKODA AUTO India will be equipping the automatic STYLE variants with 6 airbags (both 1.0L and 1.5L) and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) at an incremental cost of approximately INR 40,000.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – ŠKODA AUTO India, said, “Despite unprecedented pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the supply challenges, we are delighted to announce that we have crossed the 10,000 bookings milestone for the SKODA KUSHAQ. The KUSHAQ was made keeping in mind what matters most to customers, and it is a matter of pride for us that the car is finding its way to many Indian homes. 2021 is special for us because we complete two decades of operations in the country. We have been successful in providing an unparalleled value luxury proposition and the launch of KUSHAQ has really accelerated the ambitions of the ŠKODA brand in India. We are looking forward to some exciting times ahead, as we continue to move forward in this dynamic automotive market.”
The KUSHAQ features a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ventilated front seats, LED lighting, cruise control, and a sunroof too. It covers safety with up to six airbags, a rear parking camera, and a tyre pressure monitor while electronic stability control is offered as standard a segment first.
Every KUSHAQ Comes with complete “Peace of Mind” with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km warranty, extendable up to 6 years / 1,50,000 km. Additionally, ŠKODA offers 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.”
Priced between ₹ 10.49 lakh – ₹ 17.59 lakh, the KUSHAQ is offered in 3 trims – Active, Ambition and Style and 5 colour options – Honey Orange, Tornado Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver and Carbon Steel. The KUSHAQ is available in 3 transmission options – 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed DSG.
ŠKODA AUTO India celebrates 20 years of bringing excellence closer to the customers. The growth story for the company began when it established the first factory in Aurangabad and launched the OCTAVIA. Tasting instant success with the OCTAVIA, the company introduced further products from its global portfolio in the country like the SUPERB and LAURA. Furthermore, the company inaugurated the Pune production facility in 2008, which gave birth to another successful product in the form of the FABIA. The products that followed included the YETI and RAPID in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2017, ŠKODA AUTO India launched the KODIAQ and continued to attract customers with world-class products. The company also launched the OCTAVIA vRS in limited numbers, but it sold out in quick time. In 2020, ŠKODA AUTO India introduced the KAROQ and in 2021, the company launched the KUSHAQ as the first car under the India 2.0 Project.