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Skoda Kushaq Booking And Launch Timeline Revealed

Latest Update:– Skoda Auto has finally launched the Kushaq SUV in the Indian market. Click here for variant-wise pricing and other details. 

Zac Hollis, the director of Skoda Auto India's sales, service & marketing division, has confirmed that the most anticipated Skoda Kushaq compact SUV will be launched in June 2021, with bookings starting shortly after its price announcement. However, the deliveries of the model will commence from July month. He has also confirmed that the brand will also launch an all-new sedan by the end of this year. In our opinion, it will be Rapid's successor model that is likely to be known as Skoda Slavia. Further, Zac Hollis has also stated that the Czech makers have no plans to launch the 4th-generation Fabia hatchback in India.


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For the people not in know Skoda had revealed the production-spec Kushaq in March this year. Based on the VISION IN concept, the Kushaq SUV will be the first product to be launched under the Volkswagen Group's India 2.0 strategy. It will also be the debut product for the heavily localised MQB-A0 IN modular platform that will also underpin the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun and heirs of the VW Vento and Skoda Rapid.

Skoda will offer the Kushaq two turbocharged petrol engine options: – 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre units. Their engine specifications are as follows: – 

Skoda Kushaq Specifications

Engine

1.0-litre TSI petrol

1.5-litre TSI petrol

No of Cylinders  3

Max Power

115PS

150PS

Peak Torque

175Nm

250Nm

Transmission options

6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic

6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT

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In terms of features, the Kushaq will get a host of premium features such as automatic LED headlamps, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay & Android Auto, connected car technology, a six-speaker sound system with a subwoofer, auto AC, ventilated front seats, electric sunroof, wireless charging, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, tire pressure monitoring system, etc. Safety will be taken care of by six airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold control, ISOFIX child seat mounts, multi-collision braking, electronic stability control, rear parking sensors with camera, etc. 

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This Czech SUV is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will be positioned against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun