On June 28, 2021, Skoda launched its first successful SUV after its four most popular sedans in India. The SUV named is Kushaq by Skoda and like most of its cars, Kushaq features the most comfortable and luxurious capabilities. Kushaq competes with popular and luxurious SUVs as well i.e. Hyundai Creta and Volkswagen Tiguan. BTW welcome to the next Review Series!
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Engine and Spec’s
As of now, Kushaq is available only in petrol variants like the recently launched Skoda Octavia. Kushaq is powered by a 1.5L TSI and a 1.0L TSI engine. The 1.5L TSI unit produces a maximum power of around 141.51bhp@5000-60000rpm with a maximum torque of 250Nm@1500-3500rpm. While the 1.0L TSI unit produces a maximum power of 113.98bhp@5000-5500rpm with a torque of 178nm@1750-4500rpm. Both the engines feature an injection technique of a Turbocharged stratified injection system.
Review the Quick Spec sheet for more details:
In the front Skoda Kushaq features LED DRLs and LED headlamps with a wide and open grill to give a breath to the engine. Also, in the rear, more attention is given to the LED tail lamps and halogens for reverse and indicator lights.
In the interior there’s a lot to talk about in Kushaq, starting right from the dashboard the lower glove box is large and provides a refrigeration feature, Kushaq is loaded with a 10inch infotainment display with an Android auto-connect and Apple Carplay, the seat features ventilation capability with 2 settings. Kushaq also features a wireless charging dock, panoramic sunroof, and adjustable steering wheel. Along with all this, like all Skoda vehicles, an accent of luxury is right there in terms of leather quality, leather-wrapped steering wheel, etc.
With all this Kushaq features a digital instrument cluster, steering mounted controls, a German-engineered headlight switch, etc.
Well taking only the word ‘Worth” into consideration Skoda Kushaq is absolutely not worth money, not only it’s overpriced but also it has major drawbacks too.
Some of the drawbacks as reviewed by the customers of Kushaq are as under:
- Complaints on built: Including the engine, there are complaints in the built of Skoda Kushaq such as suspension, thigh supports of the seats, etc.
- Aftersales Service: Service maintenance cost of Kushaq is quite high as compared to the vehicles available in the market.
- Totally overpriced: Taking the Kushaq’s engine (1.0L TSI) into consideration the vehicle is totally overpriced including its aftersales service.
As an honest car reviewer Kushaq is not a better option in any way, I accept that it is the essence of luxury with its premium quality interiors and futuristic exteriors. But only on these two factors, no one can invest their 15lakhs on a 1.0L TSI motor. Moreover, there are better options too available in the market. Also in the price range of this Skoda Kushaq, you can even buy a 7 seater MUV vehicle which can give you better power, displacement, torque, and mileage.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official Skoda website.