Skoda launched the all-new Kushaq in the Indian market in June. The Kushaq is an important car for the Indian market and is the first vehicle under the India 2.0 strategy. Skoda started delivering the Kushaq in July, however, only the variants powered by the 1.0-litre engine were available for delivery. Skoda has now started delivering the 1.5-litre powered Kushaq too and has officially revealed its fuel efficiency figures.
According to the official fuel efficiency figures, Skoda Kushaq 1.5 TSI returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 17.95 km/l with the manual transmission and 17.71 km/l with the DSG automatic transmission. This makes the Kushaq 1.5 TSI more fuel-efficient compared to the variants powered by the 1.0 TSI engine.
The ARAI figures of the 1.0-litre TSI engine reveals that it returns a maximum of 17.88 km/l with the manual and 15.78 km/l with the automatic. The four-cylinder engine is more fuel-efficient than the three-cylinder engine and that is because of the unique cylinder deactivation feature.
Cylinder deactivation feature
The all-new Skoda Kushaq 1.5 TSI uses a four-cylinder engine with advanced features. The engine seamlessly deactivates two cylinders to ensure maximum fuel efficiency whenever there is no load on the engine. The Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) is unique and ensures that the engine extracts maximum fuel efficiency.
This is why despite being bigger in size compared to the 1.0-litre TSI engine, the four-cylinder 1.5 TSI is more fuel-efficient. Interestingly, the 1.5 TSI is also much more powerful compared to the standard 1.0 TSI.
Volkswagen will also offer the same set of engine options with the upcoming Taigun and we can expect similar fuel efficiency figures from that car as well.
Skoda also offers a decent list of features with the Kushaq in the Indian market. Starting with the 10.0-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with MySkoda Connect suite, you also get an electric sunroof, an automatic climate control system, cruise control, wireless smartphone charging pad, tyre pressure monitoring system, semi-digital instrument cluster with TFT display and more. Skoda also offers six airbags, a multi-collision brake, a speed alert system, hill-hold control, rain-sensing wipers and more.
Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said, “We are extremely thrilled to commence the deliveries of the 1.5L TSI KUSHAQ to customers. The fact that the 1.5L TSI engine can deliver 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque with a fuel efficiency of 17.95 km/l is an incredible testament to the power of TSI and the technologically advanced ACT system. The KUSHAQ is a vehicle specially designed and Made in India. We are overwhelmed by the outstanding response to the car across India. I urge more and more customers to visit our showrooms and test drive the vehicle.”