The Skoda Kushaq is an upcoming subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) manufactured by the Czech automaker Škoda Auto in India since 2021. The vehicle is heavily based on the Volkswagen T-Cross and its upcoming derivative for the Indian market, the Volkswagen Taigun. The name ‘Kushaq’ was derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Kushak’ which denotes ‘King’ or ‘Emperor’. The vehicle was previewed as the Vision IN Concept in February 2020. The production model debuted in 18 March 2021 as the first product from Škoda Auto Volkswagen India’s “India 2.0 project”. The car is built on the Volkswagen Group MQB A0 IN platform dedicated for Indian market and closely related with the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.

Petrol: 999 cc, Inline-3 cylinder, 4 Stroke positive ignition, Direct Injection TSI engine, 114 HP power, 178 Nm torque, 17 kmpl average (Manual), 15 kmpl average(Automatic), 50 litre fuel tank, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, 1265 kg kerb weight

Petrol: 1498 cc, Inline-4 cylinder, 4 Stroke positive ignition, Direct Injection TSI engine with Active Cylinder Injection, 147 HP power, 250 Nm torque, 17 kmpl average, 50 litre fuel tank, 6-speed manual or 7-speed Dual Clutch DSG automatic transmission

3 Variants: Active, Ambition, Style

3 Upholsteries: Black fabric, Black fabric with dual colour center stripes, Black leather/leatherette with perforated grey design

3 Wheels: 16 inch Lhotse steel, 16 inch Grus alloy, 17 inch Atlas alloy

5 Colours: Orange, Tornado Red, White, Steel, Silver

Price range: Rs. 10.49 lakh – Rs. 17.59 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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