The Kushaq will slot beneath the Karoq and can be based mostly on the all-new MQB-A0 IN platform, which has been particularly constructed to cater to the Indian necessities.
Skoda’s Compact SUV, Kushaq, which is able to rival the likes of the MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Nissan Kicks and extra, is all set to make its world debut in India on March 18, 2021. The Kushaq was first showcased within the idea kind on the Auto Expo 2020. Again then it was referred to as the Imaginative and prescient IN, however it was just lately that Skoda christened its new Compact SUV and that is the place the Kushaq is available in. The Kushaq will slot beneath the Karoq and can be based mostly on the all-new MQB-A0 IN platform, which has been particularly constructed to cater to the Indian necessities. Whereas there’s not a lot data offered by the corporate but, there are some particulars that it has put out. The Skoda Kushaq will get a wheelbase of 2651 mm which is 20 mm smaller in comparison with the idea’s wheelbase. Then top-end trims of the Kushaq may also function LED headlights and daytime operating lights (DRLs) and the tail and brake lights are additionally fitted with environment friendly and instantaneously responsive LEDs.
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The Kushaq is Skoda’s first compact SUV in India
Then it is usually going to be Skoda’s first linked automotive in India that includes the MySkoda Join tech together with a contemporary infotainment programs with a 12.3-inch central contact display. Different options embrace an computerized local weather management system, sunroof and ambient lighting amongst others. Then it is going to be geared up with security options like six airbags (non-compulsory entrance aspect airbags and curtain airbags), whereas digital stability management (ESC) can be provided as normal on all trims. Hill-Maintain Management, rain and lightweight sensors and a cruise management system and tyre stress monitor may also be on supply in high variants.
The wheelbase of the Kushaq is 2651mm
Coming to mechanicals, it will get too turbo charged engine options- a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI motor seen within the Polo and Speedy and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine seen within the Karoq. Three gearbox choices can be provided, relying on the mannequin together with a six-speed guide transmission, a six-speed computerized gearbox and a seven-speed DSG transmission.
India is the primary market the place the Kushaq can be launched later this 12 months and the nation may also turn into the export hub for the compact SUV.