first details and photos of this exclusive SUV for the Indian market

The Czech brand has just revealed the first details and images of its new SUV, the Skoda Kushaq, which will be officially presented next March. It’s about a compact SUV, like his brother the Karoq, but it will only be intended for indian market.

Skoda thus expands its SUV family, where we find the aforementioned Karoq, but also to little Kamiq, to the Kodiaq, which accommodates up to seven occupants, or the newcomer Skoda Enyaq, which is completely electric.

With this Skoda Kushaq, the Volkswagen Group intends to establish a foothold in India and will be the first of up to four specific cars for this market, all compact in size and belonging to both the Mladá Boleslav firm and Volkswagen. To know its price and most of its specifications, we will still have to wait.

Two TSI gasoline engines and only front-wheel drive

Skoda Kushaq 2021

Conceived in the plataforma MQB-A0-IN, which is a variant of the Volkswagen MQB modular especially adapted to the Indian market, in the Photos the physiognomy of Skoda Kushaq it remains hidden behind the usual camouflage. However, it suggests optics similar to those of the Skoda Scala and the classic grill of the manufacturer, spiced with robust fenders common in the SUV segment.

Regarding its dimensions, Skoda only reveals its distance between axis, that is of 2.651 mm. Something more than the Karoq, which figures its battle at 2,638 mm. Like this one, it offers up five seats and Skoda promises ample habitability and versatility, including a generous trunk whose capacity is not yet specified.

The truth is that Skoda SUVs are surprising for their habitability, for example its urban Kamiq, with ample space in its rear seats, so it is to be expected that this Kushaq complies in this regard.

Skoda Kushaq 2021
Skoda Kushaq 2021

When it comes to its mechanical options, the Skoda Kushaq may associate up to two engines, both gasoline: 1.0 and 1.5 liter TSI. Although at the moment they do not indicate power, these blocks are available in other models of the Czech firm, the first ranging between 95 hp and 115 hp, while the second offers a delivery of 150 hp.

All versions of the Kushaq will be front-wheel drive and, depending on the trim level on the menu, both a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic or the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG will also be available.

Depending on the level of equipment, this new SUV will include benefits such as faros LED, as well as a multimedia touch screen, automatic climate control or air conditioning. It will also have technology from active safety such as cruise control, hill start system or automatic lights and wipers.

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