The Kushaq will slot below the Karoq and will be based on the all-new MQB-A0 IN platform, which has been specifically built to cater to the Indian requirements.
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The Kushaq is Skoda’s first compact SUV in India
Then it is also going to be Skoda’s first connected car in India featuring the MySkoda Connect tech along with a modern infotainment systems with a 12.3-inch central touch screen. Other features include an automatic climate control system, sunroof and ambient lighting among others. Then it will be equipped with safety features like six airbags (optional front side airbags and curtain airbags), while electronic stability control (ESC) will be offered as standard on all trims. Hill-Hold Control, rain and light sensors and a cruise control system and tyre pressure monitor will also be on offer in top variants.
The wheelbase of the Kushaq is 2651mm
Coming to mechanicals, it gets too turbo charged engine options- a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI motor seen in the Polo and Rapid and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine seen in the Karoq. Three gearbox options will be offered, depending on the model including a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic gearbox and a seven-speed DSG transmission.
India is the first market where the Kushaq will be launched later this year and the country will also become the export hub for the compact SUV.