The Skoda Kushaq was launched in June 2021 as a part of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s INDIA 2.0 strategy, and the mid-size SUV has certainly helped the project become a success with its sales numbers. With the car having completed a year in the Indian market, Skoda has now introduced some new features for the Kushaq to mark its first anniversary.
The top-spec Style variant of the SUV now gets the 8-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, just like the Monte Carlo edition. Skoda has also introduced a tyre pressure monitoring system as standard across the range, while the 1.0-litre TSI variants now get an idle-engine stop-start as well.
While the SUV was originally introduced with a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Skoda now offers the Kushaq with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired smartphone connectivity instead. The 10-inch infotainment unit is now only offered with the Monte Carlo variants.
Apart from that, the company has also introduced a new variant – Style NSR, which sits between Ambition and Style variants. Available with the 1.0-litre TSI engine, Style NSR is priced at Rs 15.09 lakh, and can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission only.
The Kushaq is now priced from Rs 11.29 lakh, going all the way up to Rs 19.49 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). The Skoda SUV currently puts up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Nissan Kicks, as well as its cousin, Volkswagen Taigun in the Indian market. Source