Skoda Auto India launched the much-awaited Kushaq compact SUV earlier this year and deliveries too have begun for customers. However, soon after deliveries began, customers began reporting issues with the Electric Power Control (EPC) on a few cars that were diagnosed with a faulty fuel pump. Now, the company has announced that the affected cars will get a new EPC unit that will be more robut and replaced at no extra cost. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – Skoda Auto India confirmed the development on his Twitter while responding to another user.
Yes the dealer will contact you and offer to change to the more robust fuel pump. This will take place once dealers have enough of the pumps in stock.
— Zac Hollis (@Zac_Hollis_) September 18, 2021
The EPC issue seems to be a common issue with the 1.0-litre TSI Skoda Kushaq variant. There is a possibility that the different fuel quality across India may have been the culprit behind the defect. The larger 1.5-litre TSI variant does not seem to have this problem.
At present, Skoda Auto has received bookings for over 10,000 units of the Kushaq since its launch on June 28, 2021. The model is available with two petrol engines, and three transmission choices including a 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DSG. More recently, the automaker announced that the Kushaq Style automatic variants will soon gets six airbags and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), in response to customer feedback.
Prices for the Kushaq start at Rs. 10.5 lakh, going up to Rs. 17.6 lakh (ex-showroom). The car takes on the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, as well as the upcoming MG Astor and Volkswagen Taigun.