New Delhi.Skoda Kushaq
) SUV has been launched in India. The company has announced its initial ex-showroom price in the Indian market (Skoda Kushaq Price
) 10.50 lakh, which goes up to Rs 17.60 lakh on its top end variant. 95 percent of this car is made in India. At the same time, its name is derived from the Sanskrit Kushaq (Kushak). It denotes a king or emperor. After the launch (Skoda Kushaq Launch), it has a direct and tough competition in its segment from SUV vehicles like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Renault Duster in the Indian market.
The production model of the Skoda Kushaq is very similar to the Vision IN concept. It has a Skoda Signature style chrome-finished butterfly grille. It gets LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, and trapezoidal LED foglamps. LED taillamps have been given in its rear. It gets sporty 17-inch dual tone alloy wheels and dual-tone bumpers. However, its entry level and mid variants will only get 16-inch steel rims and 16-inch alloy wheels. It has LED taillights.
Skoda Kushaq has been launched in the Indian market with two petrol engines. These include 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder TSI and 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder TSI engines. Its 1.0-litre 3-cylinder TSI engine generates 113 bhp power and 175 Nm torque. At the same time, its 1.5-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine generates 148 bhp power and 250 Nm torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox has been given standard in both its engines. At the same time, the option of 6-speed AMT is available in its 1.0-litre TSI engine and 7-speed DSG in the 1.5-litre TSI engine.
Skoda Kushaq measures 4,225 mm in length, 1,760 mm in width and 1,612 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm and a ground clearance of 188 mm. It is the only car in this segment that has the highest wheelbase.