The Skoda Kushaq is nearly a year old. Yes, the brand’s new SUV has been on sale for a good 11 months and now preparation is already underway to bring the facelift in the next couple of years. Automakers begin working on design and upgrades years before the model makes its debut and this is true for the facelifts and other cyclical upgrades. Now, a recent report states that the Kushaq facelift will be one of the new models to sort the new split headlamp design.
Skoda is reportedly working on a new split headlamp design theme that will be seen on the brand’s future range of SUVs. The company is said to be working on multiple design concepts that includes a vertical headlamp set-up with dual LEDs – one for low beam and one for high beam. The latter will also feature fog lamps and cornering light Integrated into the unit.
On the other hand, the main headlamp cluster will comprise dual LEDs, LED daytime running lights that will have integrated turn indicators, while the parking lights will be placed on top. Couple this with a revised grille to accommodate the new headlamp design and a revised bumper to form the bulk of the changes on the Kushaq facelift and new Skoda SUVs. It’s not clear if the automaker has planned changed to the rear profile of the SUVs.
The report says that the Ambition and Style variants are expected to get these upgrades. Meanwhile, the base Active trim will get a simpler set up that should be more cost effective. So expect halogens instead of LEDs, while retaining the same split design. Skoda could also bring new features, upholstery and other subtle changes to the Kushaq. There’s no word on when the facelift might arrive but we can expect the model being readied for 2023-end of 2024. We could see a glimpse of the new design language on future concepts or models that arrive before globally.