ŠKODA KUSHAQ marks the beginning of a new era for ŠKODA AUTO in India. The SUV is the first production vehicle of the INDIA 2.0 project and the first ŠKODA to be developed and manufactured in and for India. The name comes
from the millennia-old Indian language Sanskrit, in which ‘Kushak’ means king or ruler.
The KUSHAQ is the first of ŠKODA and Volkswagen’s model campaign in India. Overall, ŠKODA and Volkswagen will build four new vehicles based on the MQB-A0-IN – the variant of the modular MQB platform adapted by ŠKODA for India – and specifically tailored to the needs of Indian customers.
The name of the brand-new car refers to the model’s Indian roots and underlines the KUSHAQ’s confident and powerful look. Furthermore, it also continues the homogenous nomenclature of the ŠKODA SUVs, whose names all begin with a ‘K’ and end in a ‘Q’.
The size of the brand-new KUSHAQ is comparable to the KAMIQ offered in Europe. Distinct features for this type of vehicle include a high ground clearance (155 mm for the KUSHAQ) and a particularly rugged look. This is provided by the underbody protection at the front and the rear, as well as the black plastic side skirts which protect the bodywork. The wheel arches also feature black plastic trims to enhance the new SUV’s athletic look.
Kushaq comes with two powerful and efficient TSI engines
› Output from 85 kW (115 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS)
› Optional 6-speed automatic transmission and 7-speed DSG
› Plasma-coated 1.5 TSI petrol engine with active cylinder technology (ACT).
This vehicles marks a first for India: ESC as standard with all trim levels.
The new ŠKODA KUSHAQ has a choice of two advanced infotainment systems with a 7- or 10-inch touchscreen. Wireless SmartLink technology enables smartphone integration. From Ambition upwards, users can access a comprehensive range of MyŠKODA Connect mobile online services and download a navigation function for the premium infotainment system from the SKODA Play Apps