2021 Skoda Kushaq Is set To Make Its Debut On March
Ahead of its introduction in India, the brand-new Skoda Kushaq Mid Size SUV will debut worldwide in March 2021. Kushaq deliveries are scheduled to commence in the middle of 2021. Kushaq was introduced at the 2020 Auto Expo as a production-specific version of the Skoda Vision IN architecture.
The Kushaq will be the first Skoda model produced in India in line up with the 2.0 plan of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd. This means that it is also the first model to use the MQB-A0 platform of the VW Group, located heavily in India.
The 2021 Skoda Kushaq comes with two turbo-petrol TSI engine options. The first unit consists of a 110hp 1,0-liter three-cylinder unit, and a 150hp, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder unit.
Both Engines are supplied with a 6-speed manual gearbox but automatic gearbox choices are varied with a 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DSG transmission with a 1.0 liter and 1.5-liter engine.
While Skoda has not yet officially unveiled the style of Kushaq, we spotted test mules from the SUV and a highly camouflaged prototype. From these, the overall muscular styling and the share of the Vision IN layout seem to be retained by Skoda. However, once the SUV is unveiled, we’ll have more information on the design.
Skoda is yet to show the interior of the Kushaq as with the exterior version. The Kushaq’s 2651mm wheelbase is a major contributor to the fact that it can get a decent amount of space for taller passengers also.
The automated instrument clusters, panoramic sunroof, auto climate control, and many more are also meant to be available in fully equipped versions. In the Kushaq, efficiency is supposed to be very good, as in other Skoda models.
Skoda also revealed that all mid-size SUV models would come with ESC, six airbags, a hill-hold controller, rear-seater ISOFIX tethers, a rain/light sensor, and a tire monitoring feature.
The 2021 Skoda Kushaq will rival against Hyundai Creta, Kiya Seltos, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and Mahindra XuV500 in the hyper-competitive Mid-Size SUV segments. The market in this segment is expected to start in India later this year only with the introduction of the Volkswagen Taigun.