Skoda Kushaq Style Automatic Will Now Come With Six Airbags Only
- Skoda Kushaq Style AT will no longer be available with dual-airbags option.
- Its manual version is already avaiable with six airbags.
- Kushaq Style comes with both 1.0-litre and 1.5-lite turbocharged petrol engines.
- Skoda currently retails the SUV between Rs 10.99 – 18.19 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
In October 2021, Skoda launched the Style automatic variant of the Kushaq SUV with 6-airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). With this, the top-spec trim was available in both dual-airbags and 6-airbags options. However, now its two airbags version has been discontinued. This has been confirmed by Skoda India’s Director, Zac Hollis on Twitter: –
For those who aren’t aware, the Style AT variant of the Skoda Kushaq was offered with only two front airbags at the time of launch, while its manual counterpart (MT version) came with six. This was done to keep the prices in check as the automatic variants inherently command a significant premium over their manual version. But later on the customers’ feedback, the AT variants were updated with side & curtain airbags and TPMS.
Currently, the Skoda Kushaq Style AT costs Rs 16.49 lakh for 1.0-litre TSI petrol (gets 6-speed torque converter) and Rs 18.19 lakh for the 1.5-litre TSI engine (gets 7-speed DSG). That is Rs 40,000 more than their now discontinued two-airbags versions.
In other updates, Skoda has recently announced that it will no longer offer the auto-folding function for the outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs) with Kushaq’s mid-spec Ambition and range-topping Style trims due to the disruption in semiconductor chips supply. In return, the brand is offering a discount of Rs 15,000. Click here for more details.
*All prices ex-showroom, India.