The Skoda Kushaq was christened back in January and the automaker also revealed the first pre-production prototype in the same month. Kushaq is expected to be priced around Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom) and will be Skoda’s answer to Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, the upcoming Mahindra XUV 500 and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.
The Skoda Kushaq will become the first car to be based on an MQB A0 IN platform which is exclusive for the Indian market. The Kushaq will be offered with 2 engines- 1.0-litre TSI petrol and a 1.5-litre TSI petrol. The 1.0-litre turbo engine will be paired to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque-converter gearbox. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol mill will be paired to a 7-speed DSG.
The Skoda Kushaq is expected to offer a total of 4 powertrain options at the time of its launch.