Skoda will launch the all-new Kushaq in the Indian market on 28th June. It is a very important car for the Czech carmaker and it is the first vehicle under the Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 strategy that is headed by Skoda in this country. Skoda is yet to start taking the official bookings for the Kushaq but almost all the details except for the price have been revealed. Here is a video that shows the flagship Honey Orange colour of the Kushaq on the public roads.
The video comes from The Fat Biker YouTube channel. It shows multiple colours of the Skoda Kushaq on the public roads. However, this video mainly focuses on the Honey Orange colour of the Kushaq, which is also the promotion colour of the upcoming mid-size SUV.
The all-new Kushaq will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos in the Indian market. Skoda may price it below Rs 10 lakh for the base variant while the top-end version will cost around Rs 17 lakh, ex-showroom.
A lot of details are already out on the Internet. Skoda will offer three trim levels on the Kushaq. The base trim will be known as Active, the mid-level variant is known as the Ambition and the top-end variant is known as the Style.
2 engine options
There will be two engine options available with the Kushaq. There is 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a much more powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol. The base variant Active will only get the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine option with a six-speed manual transmission.
The mid-level Ambition variant will also available with only the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine but Skoda will also offer a 6-speed automatic transmission with this variant.. The fully-loaded top-end variant – Style will offer both 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine options. Both the engine options get the 6-speed manual. The 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol variant will also offer an automatic transmission while the more powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol will offer a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.
The Kushaq will be the brand’s first made-for-India product. Since Skoda is heading India 2.0 strategy for the Volkswagen Group in India, the first car on the India-spec MQB A0 IN platform will be launched by them. Skoda first announced the Kushaq in 2018 and then showcased the prototype Vision IN. The final product looks very similar to the concept in terms of design. It will be manufactured at the brand’s Chakan plant in Maharashtra.
The cabin of Kushaq gets a layered dashboard set-up with a thin chrome bar running across. There is a freestanding infotainment system in the middle that will offer a range of modern features. Also, the driver will get the Skoda Virtual cockpit’s view with a fully digital instrument cluster. However, we think that only the top-end version of the car will offer the expensive system.