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Skoda Kushaq

Skoda Kushaq is a 5 seater SUV available in a price range of Rs. 10.49 - 17.59 Lakh*. It is available in 7 variants, 2 engine options that are BS6 compliant and 2 transmission options: Manual & Automatic. Other key specifications of the Kushaq include a kerb weight of, ground clearance of 188mm and boot space of 385 Liters. The Kushaq is available in 5 colours. Over 186 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Skoda Kushaq.
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Key Specs of Skoda Kushaq

Mileage (upto)17.95 kmpl
Engine (upto)1498 cc
BHP147.51
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Seats5
Boot Space385

Kushaq Latest Update

Latest Update: Skoda is now offering six airbags and TPMS in the top-spec Style’s automatic variants.

Skoda Kushaq Price: The Kushaq retails from Rs 10.49 lakh to Rs 17.99 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India).

Skoda Kushaq Variants: It is offered in three trims: Active, Ambition, and Style.

Skoda Kushaq Seating Capacity: The Kushaq is a five-seater.

Skoda Kushaq Engine and Transmission: It gets two turbo-petrol engines. The first one is a 1-litre (115PS/178Nm) three-cylinder unit, while the other is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder (150PS/250Nm). Both get a 6-speed manual as standard, coupled with an optional 6-speed torque converter for the 1-litre engine and a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch automatic) for the 1.5-litre mill.

Skoda Kushaq Features: Skoda has equipped the Kushaq with ventilated front seats, a 10.25-inch touchscreen system, wireless charging, a sunroof, connected car tech, and a 6-speaker sound system with a subwoofer.

Skoda Kushaq Safety: Insuring passenger safety are up to six airbags, electronic stability control (as standard), and rear parking sensors.

Skoda Kushaq Rivals: The Skoda SUV takes on the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, and the Volkswagen Taigun. If you want a compact SUV that’s more rugged-looking, check out the Mahindra Scorpio.

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Skoda Kushaq Price

The price of Skoda Kushaq starts at Rs. 10.49 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 17.59 Lakh. Skoda Kushaq is offered in 7 variants - the base model of Kushaq is 1.0 TSI Active and the top variant Skoda Kushaq 1.5 TSI Style DSG which comes at a price tag of Rs. 17.59 Lakh.

1.0 TSI Active999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.88 kmplRs.10.49 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Ambition999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.88 kmplRs.12.79 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Ambition AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 15.78 kmplRs.14.19 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Style999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.88 kmplRs.14.59 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Style AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 15.78 kmplRs.15.79 Lakh*
1.5 TSI Style1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.95 kmplRs.16.19 Lakh*
1.5 TSI Style DSG1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 17.71 kmplRs.17.59 Lakh*
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Skoda Kushaq Review

The Kushaq is arguably the most important car in Skoda India's history but is it the compact SUV that many have been waiting for?

After experiencing it in the flesh a whole lockdown ago, we finally drove the Kushaq just days before its price announcement. It's name is derived from the Sanskrit word 'kushak' or king and the carmaker is making royal claims for the most important car in its India history. It has a lot of firsts under its belt already: first made-in-India, first named-in-India, and first made-for-India product. So is it going to live up to its name and rule over the compact SUV segment or can the Seltos and Creta sleep easy once more?

The Kushaq then comes into a world full of expectations: it should look great, be reasonably priced, drive and handle well, and be packed to the brim with premium features. In terms of looks, build and design, Skoda seems to have nailed the brief. When it comes to performance, there's little more you could ask for from the two tractable powertrains. It also gets a long list of features, including some premium items too. 

But there are small hiccups everywhere. The slightly plasticky bits in the cabin, narrow cabin at the back, lack of more wow features, and no diesel engine mean this ‘king’ has his flaws. Are they big enough to ignore the Kushaq's royal claims? Maybe for some feature-conscious buyers, but if priced right, the Kushaq is still a desirable and sensible package for small families.

Exterior

The Kushaq has a lot going for it. There are some nice linear and sharp lines with rather flat sides and short overhangs which give the Kushaq a nice boxy SUVesque image that fans of the genre favour. The signature Skoda grille, smart headlamps, and sporty-looking bumper make for an attractive face. Even the 17-inch alloys and boomerang tail lamps look rather cool. At the same time, some curves and flared arches around the wheels are missing which could have given the Kushaq some more presence on the road. Overall, it's a smart-looking SUV that will please most but it doesn't really stand out. It's shorter in both height and overall length than it's big rivals but it actually sits on a larger wheelbase.

Interior

Like the exterior, the insides of the Kushaq are clearly well-thought through, particularly the dash and interior layout. However, unlike the more sterile exteriors, there are some nice touches on the inside. The two-spoke steering, chrome accents on the aircon vents, and the steering-mounted control knobs catch your eye and draw you in. The snappy touchscreen and functional dash don't disappoint either. The seats are supportive, well-contoured as well as ventilated in this top-end variant.

At the rear, there's plenty of leg and foot room so it's quite comfortable for four adults. There's more than enough headroom too, but with a narrow cabin and aggressive contouring for the rear seats, seating three is a struggle. The contouring gets uncomfortable for the outer passengers when they are pushed outwards by the middle occupant. So, for a large family, this may be a problem but for four, it's quite comfortable.

There are lots of practical storage spaces in the doors and the phone pockets behind the front seats are a nice touch. The cooled glove box can accommodate even large bottles with ease. The cup holders and even the cubby between the front seats have rubber padding at the bottom to keep coins or keys from rattling. 

The boot space, at 285 litres, may sound small but its shape allows you to fit in a lot. The low-loading lip is almost flat and the 60:40 split seats help free up more space even if they don't fold completely flat.

There are also some areas where better materials could have been used, such as the flimsy-feeling side aircon vents, the hard plastic handbrake lever, the roof panel near the IRVM, and the sunshades -- all of which could have been better executed. So while we still say that the overall experience is upmarket, these hiccups are noticeable. 

Features

The Kushaq has all the basics covered with ventilated seats, climate control, auto headlamps, cruise control, sunroof, and wireless charger. There's even telescopic adjustment for the steering, rain-sensing wipers, and touch controls for the climate. However, the competition does a little better with features like powered seats, a digital instrument cluster, an air purifier, drive and traction modes, and a panoramic sunroof. That said, you also get AC vents, charging ports, big door pockets, armrest with cup holders, and adjustable headrests for the middle passenger at the back as well. 

Special mention for the 10.25-inch touchscreen which is snappy to use, has a simple interface, and pumps out some very nice tunes through the 7-speaker sound system. Sweet sounding enough to give its branded rivals a run for their money. There was a little glitch with the wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on our test cars, though, a simple software update should fix that before launch. This, coupled with the wireless charger, makes for a rather convenient and wirefree feature.

Performance

The Kushaq is powered by either a 1.0- litre turbo petrol making 115PS and driving the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or auto. The second engine is a 1.5-litre turbo petrol making 150PS with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT transmission. The 1.0-litre turbo is the same powertrain we have experienced on the Rapid, but it wasn't available for this first drive. 

The 1.5-litre engine was the only choice and we managed to drive both the manual and auto variants. The engine is smooth and refined with linear power delivery and there's plenty of power for exciting twisty roads as well as effortless long trips. We had no trouble hitting triple-digit speeds with ease and Skoda's claims of 8.6 seconds to 100kmph sounds perfectly believable. Only going to drive in the city? Well, the motor pulls from as low as 1300rpm, so it has excellent driveability at city speeds as well.

With the manual transmission, shifts are smooth, clutch action won't be a bother, and ratios are tall too. So that means fewer shifts in the city and better efficiency on the highway. Further boosting that efficiency is cylinder deactivation which shuts off two of the four cylinders when coasting. 

Still, if you are driving in the city, auto is your best bet. There is some jerkiness at crawling speeds but shifts are smooth and even sudden throttle inputs, like when a quick overtake is required, doesn't confuse it. 

Ride & Handling

The Kushaq has a great balance to its ride setup. It's comfortable over paved roads, absorbing small imperfections well, staying composed over bigger bumps and settling quickly after. The suspension does a good job over completely broken roads as well and though there is some side-to-side motion, it isn't uncomfortable.

This translates to good handling around corners as well. The Kushaq remains planted with very little body roll. The steering is comfortably weighted in the city and weighs up nicely on the highway as well. In short, people who like to drive will enjoy being behind the wheel of the Kushaq.

Skoda Kushaq Performance: 1.0-litre TSI AT

Skoda Kushaq 1.0 AT (WET)
Performance
Acceleration Braking Roll ons
0-100 Quarter mile 100-0 80-0 3rd 4th kick down
12.53s 18.37s @ 123.37kmph 40.83m 25.94m     8.45s
 
Efficiency
City (50 kilometers test through mid day traffic) Highway (100 kilometers test on Expressway and State highway)
12.40kmpl 16.36kmpl

Safety

The Kushaq has a full safety net with ABS and EBD, ISOFIX mounts, six airbags, hill-hold control, multi-collision braking, rear parking sensors, and a camera. A standout in the segment is ESC, which is offered as standard. What's missing in the Kushaq are rear disc brakes, pressure readouts for tyres, and for some reason (price?), the automatic transmission variants get only two airbags. 

Pros & Cons of Skoda Kushaq

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CarDekho Experts:
This ‘king’ certainly has some flaws but they aren't big enough for most buyers to ignore the Kushaq's royal claims. The Kushaq is a desirable and sensible package for the compact urban family.

Things We Like

  • SUV-like ride quality
  • Impressive cabin design and build
  • Excellent infotainment and sound experience

Things We Don't Like

  • Quality of materials in certain areas isn’t Skoda level
  • Lack of premium features
  • No diesel engine option
  • Narrow cabin, especially at the back

Stand Out Features

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    Crisp infotainment display

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    Ventilated seats

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    ESC as standard

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  • Awesome Car

    Awesome performance. Good interior and sound quality. The silent engine is simply clever. Skoda tagline it's true

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  • Beautiful SUV With Safety Features

    Yes this SUV is smaller compared to the competition. But do you want a bulked-up car or a car that is filled with safety features. Has excellent driving dynamics, an...Read More

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    On: Sep 18, 2021 | 7915 Views
  • Attractive But Compact With The Lot Of

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  • Best Of SKODA KUSHAQ - King Of Cars

    "SKODA" does not need any introduction. Personally, I am giving 5 stars to my king - SKODA KUSHAQ. I wish to highlight few points, which to be improved in the future...Read More

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    On: Sep 02, 2021 | 7548 Views
  • Rammed Over A HUGE Speed Hump At 90 Speed

    The SUV with the most solid build quality among all "most-selling" SUVs out there. Not just solid build but also segment-leading safety features, excellent riding dynamic...Read More

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Skoda Kushaq Colours

  • Brilliant Silver
    Brilliant Silver
  • Honey Orange
    Honey Orange
  • Carbon Steel
    Carbon Steel
  • Toreador Red
    Toreador Red
  • Candy White
    Candy White

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What is the exact on-road price of Skoda Kushaq?

The on-road price of Kushaq in Delhi starts at Rs. 12,10,112. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

What are the latest October offers available on Skoda Kushaq?

For the month of October 2021, 2 offers are available on the Skoda Kushaq in Delhi.

Which car is better Kushaq or Taigun?

Kushaq price starts at Rs 10.49 Lakh ex-showroom and Taigun price starts Rs 10.49 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for Skoda Kushaq?

Skoda Kushaq EMI starts at ₹ 23,388 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 11.06 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 1.23 Lakh.

Is Skoda Kushaq a 5 or 7 seater SUV?

Skoda Kushaq is a 5 seater car, Which is priced at Rs 10.49 Lakh. Check more 5 seater SUV options on CarDekho.

Which is better Kushaq or Astor?

Debopriya asked on 11 Oct 2021

Both the cars are good in their forte. The Astor manages to stand out in the seg...

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Showroom in Bangalore?

Rishi asked on 30 Sep 2021

Follow the link for the authorized dealership of Skoda in Bangalore.

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Showroom in Gorakhpur?

CHHEDI asked on 19 Jul 2021

As of now, there's no dealer of Skoda available in Gorakhpur. Follow the lin...

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What would be the mileage of Skoda kusak IN?

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The Manual Petrol variant of Skoda Kushaq has an ARAI claimed mileage of 17.88 k...

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Is ground clearnace enough?

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Skoda Kushaq has a ground clearance of 188mm. You wouldn't face any problem,...

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Aug 9, 2021 9:26:54 PM

Mielage kya hai ?

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    Jun 28, 2021 1:33:21 PM

    Will it be available through canteen stores department (CSD)

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      Jun 28, 2021 12:45:10 PM

      the price difference between variants is too much

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