Skoda has unveiled the much-awaited mid-size SUV for the Indian market – the Kushaq. The all-new car based on the MQB A0 IN platform is the first vehicle under the India 2.0 strategy. Skoda has not shared the details like the launch date and the price of the vehicle but it will happen later this year. Skoda has released the first TVC of the Kushaq and here it is.
In the TVC named as the “The king has arrived”, Skoda shows the exterior design details of the all-new Kushaq. The video highlights the exterior of the Kushaq, which will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos in the Indian market.
The all-new Skoda Kushaq is based on the VISION IN concept that was showcased last year in India. It gets a very modern design with split headlamps at the front but it is designed differently. The Kushaq gets all-LED headlamps with integrated LED DRL. The fog lamps are located just below the main headlamp cluster.
From the side, the Skoda Kushaq looks very clean. There are two strong creases that give a character to the vehicle. It looks like a mini version of the Kodiaq. The 10-spoke alloy wheels make the vehicle look much more premium. The rear gets sleek LED tail lamps. The Kushaq also gets a skid plate in the rear that makes look much more rugged.
The Volkswagen Group does not offer a diesel engine with any of its models in India. Skoda Kushaq will also get powered by only two petrol engine options. There will be 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol that generates a maximum power of 110 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm. Skoda will offer a 6-speed manual with this engine option. The more powerful engine is the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol that generates a maximum power of around 150 PS and peak torque of 250 Nm. It will offer a 7-speed DSG DQ200 automatic and a six-speed manual transmission.
From the inside, the Kushaq gets a free-standing 10-inch infotainment system. The dashboard looks quite plush and it gets a lot of intelligent features too. There is ambient lighting, door sill lights, mobile pockets, wireless phone charger, ventilated front seats and a lot of space to keep your knick-knacks around. Talking about safety, Skoda will offer a range of active and passive safety options. It offers six airbags, ISOFIX hooks for child seats, ABS, EBD, and many more such features. There is a regular sunroof available with the Kushaq. Like the Hyundai Creta and the Tata Harrier, Skoda will not offer a panoramic sunroof with the Kushaq at the time of the launch.