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    Skoda Kushaq Key Specifications

    Price₹ 10.78 Lakh onwards
    Mileage15.78 to 17.88 kmpl
    Engine999 to 1498 cc
    Transmission
    Manual, Automatic (Torque Converter) & Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Skoda Kushaq Summary

    Skoda Auto India has launched the Kushaq mid-size SUV in the country. The model is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform that will also underpin the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.

    The 2021 Skoda Kushaq is available in five colours that include Tornado Red, Honey Orange, Candy White, Carbon Steel, and Reflex Silver. Customers can choose from two engine options across three variants including Active, Ambition, and Style.

    Powertrain options on the new Skoda Kushaq will include a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI petrol engine producing 113bhp and 178Nm of torque, as well as a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, TSI petrol engine producing 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. A six-speed manual unit is standard while the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre versions get a six-speed automatic unit and a seven-speed DSG automatic unit as an option, respectively.

    Exterior highlights of the Skoda Kushaq include the signature butterfly grille with black vertical slats and chrome surround, LED headlamps with integrated L-shaped LED DRLs, fog lights, silver skid plates and roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, shark-fin antenna, rear washer and wiper, as well as an integrated spoiler.

    Inside, the Skoda Kushaq receives features such as an electric sunroof, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink; a two-spoke steering wheel, wireless charging, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, cruise control, and a cooled glove-box. The model is equipped with safety features that include six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, multi-collision braking, roll-over protection, brake disc wiping, hill hold control, and TPMS.

    Skoda Kushaq Price

    Skoda Kushaq price starts at ₹ 10.78 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 18.00 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Kushaq ranges between ₹ 10.78 Lakh - ₹ 18.00 Lakh.

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    Kushaq Active 1.0 TSI MT

    ₹ 10.78 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.88 kmpl
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    Kushaq Ambition 1.0L TSI MT

    ₹ 12.80 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.88 kmpl
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    Kushaq Ambition 1.0L TSI AT

    ₹ 14.20 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.78 kmpl
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    Kushaq Style 1.0L TSI MT

    ₹ 14.60 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.88 kmpl
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    Kushaq Style 1.0L TSI AT

    ₹ 15.80 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.78 kmpl
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    Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI MT

    ₹ 16.20 Lakh
    1498 cc, Petrol, Manual
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    Kushaq Style 1.0L TSI AT (6 Airbags)

    ₹ 16.20 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.78 kmpl
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    ₹ 17.60 Lakh
    1498 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI DSG (6 Airbags)

    ₹ 18.00 Lakh
    1498 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    CarWale's Take on Skoda Kushaq

    • Good Things
      • Handsome looks
      • Loads of features and safety equipment
      • Refined motor, smooth DSG, and ride quality
    • Could be Better
      • Engine needs more punch 
      • Smaller in dimension compared to rivals

    Skoda Kushaq Verdict

    What’s likeable about the Kushaq is that it’s a handsome looking crossover. It's a sensibly built European SUV that drives well and can be a comfortable daily runner. Sure it doesn’t have a diesel engine option and the petrol engine could have been slightly punchier but an average buyer won’t mind what the Kushaq is offering.

    Skoda Kushaq Review

    The Kushaq has a Herculean task set forth, long before it even enters the Indian market.

    Engine and Performance

    Engine Shot

    Underpinned by the Indianised version of the highly versatile MQB platform called the MQB-A0 IN, the Kushaq will be offered with two engine options. Apart from the familiar 1.0-litre TSI that does duty in the Rapid, Skoda India will be offering a more powerful 1.5-litre TSI Evo that’s basically a European engine. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder puts out 113bhp/178Nm, while the one we are driving here is a four-cylinder with 148bhp and a healthy 250Nm at disposal. Gearbox option includes a six-speed manual, a six-speed torque converter, and a DSG dual-clutch automatic. We are driving the DSG armed version.

    Front View

    Crank up the motor and you’d find it to be refined and creamy smooth – nothing less was expected of it in the first place. Pull it into D and get going, and the motor unravels itself to be pretty useable in the city. It remains almost linear requiring light throttle inputs to potter around town. With the tachometer hovering under the 2,000rpm mark, it shifts through the gears smoothly, thanks to the advanced DSG. Its peak power is delivered early in the rev-range so there’s barely a need to push the motor towards the redline. 

    Right Front Three Quarter

    And even when you do give it a good wring, the TSI Evo remains vibe-free as it races towards the 6,000rpm mark. On the flip side, it’s not a motor that’d give you a whiplash each time you smash the throttle. The four-cylinder has a predictable nature but the fun-to-drive factor is subdued to an extent. What’s more, it also comes with something called ‘Active Cylinder Technology (ACT)', which deactivates two cylinders under low load condition, thereby improving fuel efficiency. This cylinder activation and deactivation happens seamlessly without letting the driver know about the wizardry behind the scenes. 

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Surprisingly, there are no drive modes in the Kushaq. You do get switchable traction control, but different drive modes altering the nature of the engine could have possibly helped solve Kushaq’s dearth of a fun-driving character. That said, it’s not exactly an unenthusiastic engine and isn’t boring to drive. Push it hard and triple-digit speed comes up with no drama and you can cruise at highway speeds all day with no troubles.

    Left Side View

    Pull the DSG gear lever to S and the motor would happily hold the revs to redline and won’t upshift on its own. And the presence of the paddle-shifter is an added cherry too. The things to write home about the Kushaq include its strong brakes despite the lack of disc brakes on the rear wheels. They have a strong initial bite and add confidence when you are being fervent behind the wheel.

    Ride and Handling

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Over smooth surfaces, the Kushaq rides like any other European crossover ought to. And trudging through bad patches and rough surfaces our roads cater, the Kushaq continues to impress us with its well-pliant and absorbent ride. Riding on 205/55 section tyres wrapped on 17-inch alloy wheels, even the sharp creases are taken in with suppleness without crashing hard, despite the noticeable hint of firmness. And even at highway speeds, the ride remains pleasant with minimal vertical movements over larger undulations.

    Left Rear Three Quarter

    With a well-weighted steering wheel of the Skoda Kushaq, the steering response is direct with little to no lag off-centre. Around corners, the turn-ins are nice and easy with body roll well under control. Yet again, offering different drive modes to alter the steering and throttle response combination would have done wonders for making it fit different buyers’ requirements. Nevertheless, the one thing the Kushaq really does better than its rivals is the way it rides and handles.

    Interior Space and Comfort

    Dashboard

    Getting inside the Kushaq is fairly easy with good roof height and spot-on seat height. Once inside, the Kushaq’s cabin appears to be divergent. First up, it’s got a monochromatic driver’s display with old-school analogue dials for speedometer and tacho. Its MID screen in the centre is black-and-white too, throwing out only the bare essential details. In contrast, the steering wheel carries an all-new design that can also be found in the Octavia. It has got floating rollers on either side, but the buttons on the steering lack a solid tactile feel.

    Instrument Cluster

    The design elements with a piano-black strip running across the dash, dotted texture integrated above it, and an integrated chrome strip joining the vertical air vents on the extreme ends of the black-grey finished dashboard- all this does look overdone. We also expected better quality of plastic in few places around the cabin like the door grab handles, lower dashboard, and centre console.

    Infotainment System

    Move to the centre console, and the new 10-inch touchscreen is all-new. It is inspired by the MIB-3 unit from the expensive Skodas. The touch response of the screen is quick and the interface isn’t too difficult to navigate either. You also get mobile telephony through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with various other third-party apps for music, navigation, and audiobooks. One interesting element here is that Skoda has decided to offer only USB-C type charging ports and no standard USB-A in the Kushaq.

    AC Controls

    For the automatic climate control, there are no physical buttons but a feather-touch screen like you used to get in the old Honda City. So, it can be difficult to operate at times, especially when driving. Another snag is a couple of blank buttons present in the strip on the centre console that houses the hazard switch, door-unlock button, and buttons for ventilated seats. 

    Front Row Seats

    Talking about the seats, they are comfortable and well designed to offer good lower back, side, and shoulder support. There’s a good amount of headroom too for my frame (I am 5’5”) and seat height, and steering adjustment should pose no problem for taller drivers. As for visibility, it’s fairly good thanks to the thin A-pillar and large windows. Getting inside the second row of seat is fairly easy too. With a longer wheelbase than the Creta (2,651mm compared to 2,610mm), the benefit is seen in the more than ample leg space. 

    Second Row Seats

    Even the scooped-out roof liberates more headroom but the Kushaq would sit only four in comfort. With two seats contoured for better support, the middle seat’s backrest sticks out and the seat base is cut short too. You do, however, get armrest mounted cupholders, two USBs, three headrests, and rear AC vents for the back-seat passengers. 

    Bootspace

    At 385litres, the boot space of the Kushaq is smaller than what’s offered by the rivals. But it offers a deep cargo space with relatively common loading lip height, unobtrusive boot space, and 60:40 split-folding seats as well.

    Features and Equipment

    Front Row Seats

    This top-spec Ambition trim we have here does come with cooled seats, wireless charger, single-zone climate control, electric sunroof, auto headlamps and wipers, cruise control, smartphone connectivity, rear parking camera, auto-dimming IRVM, cooled glovebox, and ambient lighting. It also gets six airbags, ESC, hill-hold control, multi-collision brake assist, rear parking sensor, TPMS, traction control, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, as well under the safety umbrella. 

    Steering Wheel

    There are a few of Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ features but they are very limited in numbers and we expected some more to make the Kushaq stand out. For taking on the segment bestseller, you need to offer a few first-in-segment equipment and features to make some noise. But the Kushaq appears to have arrived with some firepower short.

    Gear Selector Dial

    Conclusion

    Left Front Three Quarter

    First seen as the Vision IN Concept, the Kushaq has a lot riding on its shoulder. It is a part of Skoda’s India 2.0 offensive and the Czech carmaker wants the Kushaq to bring more footfalls to the showroom floor. 

    Left Side View

    What’s likeable about the Kushaq is that it’s a handsome looking crossover; you have to give it that. But a smaller dimension robs it of the imposing stance it could have achieved with the design. There are elements on the inside that have been carried over from the older VW models’ parts bin, which do not bode well for an all-new car that’s built ground up. It’s best used as a four-seater, could have had segment-cracking feel-good features, and its boot space isn’t worth flaunting either. 

    Left Rear Three Quarter

    But the Kushaq is a sensibly built SUV that’s a gateway to a premium European brand. It drives well and would be a comfortable daily runner. Sure it doesn’t have a diesel engine option and the petrol engine could have been slightly punchier but an average buyer won’t mind what the Kushaq is offering. 

    Front View

    This brings us to what the Indian buyers want, and how Skoda will be pricing the Kushaq to meet those requirements. All things considered, the Kushaq will need to carry a price tag that is more value for money than its immediate rivals like the Creta, its sibling the Kia Seltos, even the Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks. Only then would it be able to achieve what Skoda has set out to do with the Kushaq.

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    Skoda Kushaq Mileage

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    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Manual17.88 kmpl

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)15.78 kmpl
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    Skoda Kushaq User Reviews

    • 4.0/5

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      Cost is high. Otherwise all are good. In the present scenario it should be less than one lac as fixed. I preferred skoda as I have seen its manufacturing during my Europe trip.
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    • A sheer drivers delight ! Amazing performance car with stylish looks
      Had an amazing customer service while purchasing the car. Got the delivery 1 week before committed date. I had asked for a PDI and the dealer didn't show any hesitation & called me over for it and let me do a thorough examination. Post delivery service was also great attending to all my questions. 1. The car is a sheer drivers delight. The 1.5 MT engine is super awesome. The additional premium on the car is completely justified when you drive the car. 2. The fuel efficiency was 17-20 Km/L on highway and 12-14 Km/L on city rides. 3. Steering adjustment ( Tilt & telescopic) helped find the right driving position & though on lighter side its still precise & helped instilled confidence. 4. Clutch & gearbox are very smooth. Stability is great with almost minimal body roll. 5. Suspension was comfortable , however a bit on the stiffer side. 6. Boot space was the eyebrow raiser as I could pack in more bags than the Creta ! 7. Storage spaces are well done with the cooled gloves box capable of holding several 200 ML cans for a refreshing drink on a hot driving day. 8. Ventilated seats are a boon on the hot highway drives. 9. Touch screen has high resolution and very slick and easy to use. 10. Comfortable seats and a lovely 2 spoke steering with leather finish is very stylish. Cons: 1. A/C controls being touch , its tough to set it up without taking your eyes off the road. Also the cooling is average & not excellent. 2. A digital instrument cluster like the one in Skoda Kamiq would have done wonders. 3. Some bits of the car ( like roof lining ) etc have some cost cutting but those are mostly areas where your eyes would look once a while. So not a deal breaker. Service & maintenance : Expect 6000/- yearly including labor. Recommend taking the 4 years maintenance package as its cheaper in the longer run. Verdict: if you want a performance car with sensible features with good build & safety then buy this car without a doubt. The only other car matching this performance in the underrated beast Nissan Kicks 1.2 Turbo but it has some ergonomic issues & a dull interior. However, Kicks is the only car that goes head on head with this car's performance.
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    • Beautiful SUV. Solid Build Quality
      Love the interiors. It's a sturdy beautiful SUV. Just like the name Skoda defines safety and gracious driving pleasure. Devours humps and really less NVH inside cabin. Turbocharger is such an amazing feature..
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    • Fun to drive
      Driven around 3000km and the car is brilliant to drive. The paddle shifts work like a charm. The performance, stability and ride quality is top notch. Wish they had a digital instrument cluster and panoramic sunroof. That would have been icing on the cake.
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    • Simply WOW
      It's simply an amazing car with beautiful driving experience. Premium interiors. Posh and soft seats. So many safety features. Both active and passive. Few in India bother to read about the important safety features in a car and only bother about useless gadgets and "electronic features"
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    FAQs About Skoda Kushaq

    Q: What is the on road price of Skoda Kushaq?

    The on-road price of Kushaq in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 12.63 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 21 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun?

    Kushaq price starts at ₹ 10.78 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Whereas Taigun price starts at ₹ 10.54 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Skoda Kushaq top model?

    Top model of Kushaq is Style 1.5L TSI DSG (6 Airbags) and the ex-showroom for Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI DSG (6 Airbags) is ₹ 18.00 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Skoda Kushaq?

    The Skoda Kushaq mileage is 15.78 - 17.88 kmpl.

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    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 12.79 Lakh onwards
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