Skoda has launched the most-awaited premium SUV, the all-new Skoda Kushaq, in India. A part of the Volkswagen Group initiative called India 2.0, Skoda Kushaq becomes the first SUV specially made for the Indian market. The Kushaq has all the premium design and features of the Skoda with more added practical features.
Skoda Kushaq Overview
Skoda Kushaq seems to be a completely new SUV with a unique style, new engine, and new additional features. However, the SUV is not yet announced for Nepal for its pricing and launch date. But, sources confirm that the Skoda Kushaq will surely launch in Nepal. The announcement is only a matter of time. Kushaq is a Sanskrit word for “King”, which further defines the tagline of Skoda Kushaq, “Make Way for the One True King”.
Engine and Performance
The Skoda Kushaq is available in two different engine configurations- 1.0L TSI Petrol Engine and 1.5L TSI Petrol engine.
The 1.0L TSI Petrol Engine can generate a maximum power of 115 PS and a maximum torque of 175 Nm. Moreover, the engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with an automatic transmission option.
Similarly, the 1.5L TSI Petrol Engine can generate a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The engine is similar to the 1.0L TSI with a 6-speed manual transmission and an option for 7-speed DSG transmission.
The engines are both BS6-compliant and have Front Wheel Drive (FWD) drive type.
Interior & Exterior Design and Features
The Skoda Kushaq has a commanding posture, striking design aesthetics with a prominent front grille and front bumper. The comfort is nicely taken care of by Skoda with wireless front charging, 10-inch infotainment system, Apple Carplay and Andriod Auto, ambient lights, and more.
Skoda Kushaq’s interior is spacious with a cabin boasting luxurious surface and upholstery made from the finest materials. The interiors will make you enjoy a new satisfaction level.
- 1.0L and 1.5L TSI Petrol engine
- Crystalline LED with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and Fog Lamps
- Piano Black Luxe Interiors
- Ventilated leather front seats
- 10-inch infotainment system
- Andriod Auto and Apple Carplay
- Electric Sunroof
- Instrument Cluster
- Ambient Lighting
- Royal Inspired Design
- Electronic Stability Control
- Dual Airbags, 6 Airbags in Total
- Hill Hold Assist
- Multi-Collision Brake
- Automatic Climate Control
Brakes and Tires
The brakes on the Skoda Kushaq are of size R17 on all tires of the front and rear. Similarly, the braking of the premium SUV is all-disc brakes.
Moreover, the suspension setup is McPherson Strut on the front and Twist Beam Suspension on the rear. The kerb weight of the 5-seater SUV is 1320 kg and has a ground clearance of 188 mm.
Skoda Kushaq Specifications
|Engine||1.0L TSI Petrol | 1.5L TSI Petrol|
|Max Power||115 PS | 150 PS|
|Max Torque||175 Nm | 250 Nm|
|Dimension||4225 x 1760 x 1612 mm|
|Transmission||6-Speed MT( AT Option) | 6-Speed MT (7-speed DSG Option)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||n/a|
|Front Tire||R17 – Disc|
|Rear Tire||R17 – Disc|
|Safety System||ABS, ESC|
|Suspension Setup||MacPherson Strut and Twist Beam|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm|
|Kerb weight||1320 kg|
|Colours||White, Silver, Black, Red, and Orange.|
Skoda Kushaq Price in Nepal and Availability
Skoda Kushaq is only announced for the Indian market and is yet to be announced for Nepal. The expected price of the vehicle in India is INR 9 Lakhs, and the actual price to be announced later only.
Skoda’s Kushaq follows the naming pattern of Skoda, starting with K and ending with Q. The SUV is Skoda’s approach to next-generation mobility. Kushaq will undoubtedly lead the SUV segment with premium features and styling if it gets a justified and reasonable price.