Skoda Kushaq Review – 2021 First Drive Review

Skoda Kushaq is the new SUV developed by VWG for India. As a “mid-size” SUV it is a rival to Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Let us take a closer look to see what it really has to offer in this car review! of Skoda Kushaq review from Autogos experts.

2021 Skoda Kushaq Design And Style

The Skoda Kushaq gets its name from the Sanskrit word “Kushak” meaning king. It was previously named as Vision IN. The Kushaq is easily identified by people as Skoda. The most outstanding feature is the bonnet line running along the center of the bonnet, and also there are some lines in the metal body of the car. These lines add to the premium look of this vehicle.

Skoda Kushaq Review – 2021 First Drive Review

The LED headlamps and fog lamps are good looking but, most of all, the LED tail-lamps are the ones that stand in mind. The chrome strip together with the bonnet line, the plastic lining along the lower half of the body and skid plates on both ends also adds to the classy appearance of the Skoda Kushaq. The 17-inch dual tone alloy wheels are the most attractive among the features of this new arrival of Skoda!

Skoda Kushaq – Interiors And Features

An ultra-modern dashboard fascinates you when you enter the cabin. It has three contrasting materials which proves it to be superior. A gloss strip running along the dash adds to the premium value. The neat and minimal layout with excellent function is the most desirable aspect of the design. There are only limited number of buttons on the central console. The European Skoda has physical buttons but the Kushaq has touch panels especially as the Indian customers like it. The touchpad works very intuitively and you should be careful to avoid brushing the panel by chance because it reacts to every touch made. You will get used to this with practice.

The Skoda Kushag offers separate compartments for phone and bottles. There is a tag holder and storage box beneath the central elbow rest. There is a 10.5-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple Car play connectivity suites. There is also a wireless charger in the cubbies with two usb-type C fast charging ports at the front and back. The front seat of the Style variant is modified such that there is a ventilation function which makes the cabin more comfortable while driving in humid areas. Valet mode is a unique feature in Kushaq. This mode locks the infotainment system and also records boot and hood unlocks, door unlocks and also the number of kms driven when it is under the control of the valet. You can deactivate this with a secret 4-digit pin.

The cabin is very spacious because of the tall roofline and low floor line. There is a lot of leg room available at the back also because of the Kushaq’s extra long wheelbase. The Kushaq has very less shoulder room at the back because of the the narrow track which gives a tight feeling if three people have to travel. Two people can travel comfortably with a lot of knee and headroom for both.

Skoda Kushaq – Driving Experience – 1.0 TSI and I.5 TSI

2021 Skoda Kushaq 1.0 TSI is the available engine option, fitted with all the three variants. This three-cylinder unit has some changes but makes the same 115PS. Torque has increased by 3 Nm to 178 Nm, the rev-range is same as in Rapid. The six-speed torque converter is with greater focus on efficiency to suit the Kushaq. The Sport mode is more low. You have paddle shifters to move on the Kushaq. The tendency of this gearbox to stagger the car from moving ahead from a stop necessitates more attentiveness of the driver.

Skoda Kushaq Mileage

When you sit in the driver seat, you will really feel the true elegance of Skoda Kushag. It has a 1.5 litre 4-cylinder TSI petrol motor with 148bhp with 250Nm of torque. Due to the taller displacement, the lag is not felt and it is easy to drive in the traffic. The long wheelbase, low floor height and narrower track makes it more graceful. The suspension is between rebound and compression and firm at quick corners but manages to keep your passengers from the effects of bumps and potholes. Even though the Kushaq has a number of complex braking systems, the feedback from the disc/drum is not satisfactory. A DCT indecision at crawling speeds occurs but fades away. The large displacement engine also delivers power in the rev-band and increases further in the sport mode. The well-calibrated cylinder-deactivation and stop-start with extra gear ratio gives more efficiency.

Skoda Kushaq – Safety

The safety package assures complete safety to its driver and passengers. The top style trim has roll-over mitigation and electronic differential lock. There are six airbags but the rear-view camera is a lower side. There are no rear disc brakes but still the Kushaq is able to achieve desired stopping distances.

Verdict

The Skoda has strong features, excellent performance level and all the aspects of a practical SUV. Skoda Kushaq has its base from MQB AOIN. It will overtake Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta in the market. The SUV will be sold at 1.0 L TSI and a 1.5 L TSI without any diesel trim. The smooth ride with the quieter engine without any vibrations, spacious cabin, and the modern infotainment are the prominent features of the New 2021 Skoda Kushaq.

Do you want to make this the most dynamic of the compact SUVs as your own vehicle? Drive it home soon and have a nice time with your family!

Skoda Kushaq Mileage

2021 Skoda Kushaq 1.0 AT
Performance
0 to 100 kmph – 13.6s
30 to 50 kmph – 2.0s
50 to 70 kmph – 2.5s
60 to 80 kmph – 3.0s
100 to 0 kmph – 40.5m, 3.0s

City fuel efficiency – 8.45 kmpl
Highway fuel efficiency – 16.45 kmpl
Overall fuel efficiency – 10.45 kmpl

2021 Skoda Kushaq 1.5 DCT
Performance
0 to 100 kmph – 9.7s
30 to 50 kmph – 2.0s
50 to 70 kmph – 2.0s
60 to 80 kmph – 2.5s
100 to 0 kmph – N/A

City fuel efficiency – 10.38 kmpl
Highway fuel efficiency – 15.64 kmpl
Overall fuel efficiency – 11.69 kmpl

Key Specifications

Fuel Type Petrol
Dimensions (L x W x H): 4225 x 1760 x 1612
Engine displacement: 999cc
Transmission: Manual / Automatic
Maximum Power (ps): 110
Seating capacity: 5

Skoda Kushaq Price (Ex-Showroom)

Rupees 10.5 Lakhs to 17.6 Lakhs

Do you want to make the most dynamic compact SUV 2021 Skoda Kushaq as your own vehicle? Drive it home soon and have a nice time with your family!

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