Auto launched the new SUV under the India 2.0 Project, the Skoda Kushaq at Rs
10.49 lakh (ex showroom, pan India) onward. The vehicle is available in three
trim levels – Active, Ambition and Style
new Kushaq will have an option of two TSI engines. The three-cylinder 1.0 TSI
produces an output of 115ps. 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 150ps 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).
Kushaq also comes with numerous active and passive safety features along with
ESC as standard across all variants.
SUV is 4,225mm long, 1,760mm wide and has a height of 1,612mm. Its wheelbase of
2,651mm is amongst the longest in the segment – and a minimum laden ground
clearance of 155 mm.
Skoda Kushaq features a central, free-standing infotainment touchscreen and the
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.
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.
Style variant includes front ventilated black leather seats upholstered in
perforated grey design, and black leatherette armrests on the centre console
and the doors.
new 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 10
inches colour touchscreen akin to smartphones, whereas the lower trim gets a 7
10 inches 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 Skoda 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 Skoda Sound system: 6 high-performance
speaker with the rear subwoofer in spare-wheel well. The navigation function
can be downloaded from the online Skoda Play Apps store as an option.
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 wireless charging function.
Kushaq comes with touch controlled climatronic with air care function in
Ambition and Style variant.
Skoda Kushaq features first in segment, Electronic Stability Control as
standard, along with Roll over Protection and Multi Collision Braking (MKB).The
vehicle also boasts excellent active and passive safety features, with fitment
depending on the trim level. It also gets features such as Hill-Hold Control
and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Occupants are protected by up to six
airbags, while all five seats feature three-point seat belts and
height-adjustable headrests. There are also ISOFIX and top-tether anchor for
Kushaq also comes with parking sensors as standard while ambition onwards also
get rear view camera with static guide lines. Brake assist features like ABS
(Anti-Lock Braking), EBD (Electronic Brake force 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) enhance the safety of the vehicle .
SUV is equipped with the India developed, “MySkoda Connect” an intelligent
solution that provides a safe, convenient and smart driving experience to stay
connected with the car. MySkoda 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.
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