Skoda Kushaq production starts in India, launch by June-end

India Today | Jun 7, 2021 at 12:15 PM
  • The Skoda Kushaq’s production has commenced in India with the maiden unit of the upcoming mid-size SUV being rolled out today from the SAVWIPL (Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd) plant in Chakan, Pune.
  • Built on the India-specific MQB-A0-IN variant of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform, the Skoda Kushaq will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Taigun.
  • There is a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre, TSI petrol motor (115PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque) with 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT torque converter options, and a 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre, TSI petrol mill (150PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque) with 6-speed MT and 7-speed DSG automatic options.