Mark the date 18th March 2021, cause this is when Skoda will unroll the cover from the new compact SUV ‘Kushaq’. Over the vehicle’s testing period we’ve seen this SUV a numerous times but in camo. Additionally, a while back Skoda unveiled some of the key details about the SUV. And today they gave us a little glimpse of what the Kushaq may look like ahead of its launch, to keep its hype intact.
Also, the new Skoda Kushaq is arriving in a segment that is super competitive and busy. Hence the compact SUV will be a hit or a miss for the company. Additionally, this vehicle is a typical Skoda which is 94% localized.
Okay! Here, by typical Skoda, we mean that the vehicle will be well put together and may have good dynamics from behind the wheel. Not to forget, Skoda is at power with its rivals when talking about service cost. That said, here is a little glimpse of what the Skoda Kushaq flexes about.
Skoda Kushaq | A Little Insight
Saying this for the n-th time, Skoda Kushaq will majorly be made in India for India (#vocalforlocal). With that, the talking point has to be its platform.
- The new Skoda Kushaq is based on the new MQB A0 IN platform. For you to know, the Volkswagen Taigun also shares the same underpinnings.
- Moving on, talking about dimensions, this SUV will be more than 4meters, awarding the vehicle ‘compact SUV’ tag.
- Adhering to the current technology standards, Kushaq may get all the bells and whistles. This includes connected car tech, smartphone connectivity, wireless charging and more.
What is under the hood?
The 2021 Kushaq will have two turbo petrol engines to choose from.
- The 1.0-litre TSI motor that also powers the Rapid will also power this SUV. This engine is capable of generating 110ps of max power and 175Nm of pure torque.
- With that, there will be an option of a 6-speed MT and 6-speed torque converter automatic to choose from.
- Next? There will also be a more powerful 1.5-litre TSI engine, that also does duties in the T-ROC.
- This engine will come mated to an exciting 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The busy compact SUV segment
The SUVs that fall in the ₹10-lakhs to ₹20-lakhs price bracket ought to have something or the other going in favour of them. Skoda Kushaq falls in the segment where SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier already have set firm grounds for themselves. In the end, time is the variable that will recite the story of this SUV in India.
18th March 2021, Don’t forget!
Also, check out: 2021 Skoda Kushaq Details Revealed, Here Is What We Know