On June 7, Skoda launched the production of commercial copies of the smallest crossover in its range – the subcompact Kushaq. Since the first market for the model is India, it is also produced there at the plant in the state of Pune. So far, the Kushaq exists only with right-hand drive, but in the future, the model will appear in other countries, including with right-hand drive.
Recall that Kushaq was presented in March 2021. This model is a modified version of the Volkswagen Taigun, which in turn is a right-hand drive version of the T-Cross, which debuted in 2018 and is produced in parallel in China, Brazil and Spain. Kushaq has its own front and rear body design. The models are based on the modular MQB-A0 platform.
The length, width and height of the Kushaq are 4225, 1760 and 1612 mm, respectively, with a wheelbase of 2651 mm. Ground clearance – 188 mm.
The range of engines of the novelty includes two units – these are gasoline turbo engines with a volume of 1.0 or 1.5 liters. The first produces 110 hp. power, the second – 150 hp. In the standard configuration, both engines are combined with a 6-speed manual transmission, for a surcharge, a hydromechanical “automatic” is offered with a 1.0-liter unit (the number of steps is not specified), with a 1.5-liter unit, a 7-step “robot” with two clutches. Drive – only front, 4×4 transmission is not provided in principle, specifies the portal drom.ru.
The price of new items in India is 1-1.6 million rupees, depending on the configuration (about 13,700-22,000 dollars at the current exchange rate).