Skoda Kushaq Style AT range now starts at Rs. 16.20 lakh, going up to Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom)
Skoda Kushaq Style automatic variants have been updated with six airbags and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), the company said. Features were lacking on variants at launch, but customers were demanding the same on high-end automatic trims. As a result, the Kushaq Style AT now enjoys safety features, albeit at a premium of 40,000. The Skoda Kushaq 1.0 Style AT is now priced at 16.20 lakh, while the Kushaq 1.5 Style AT with the additional features is priced at ₹ 18 lakh (all prices excluding showroom in India). Deliveries of the new variants will begin in October of this year.
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In a statement, Skoda Auto India said: “Seeing overwhelming demand for the Kushaq, Skoda Auto India will equip the Style automatic variants with six airbags (both 1.0L and 1.5L) and a monitoring system. tire pressure (TPMS) at an additional cost of about 40,000.
The Skoda Kushaq is available in three variants: Active, Ambition and Style. The premium finish includes features such as LED headlights with daytime running lights, LED taillights, 17-inch alloy rims, a power sunroof and roof racks. The cabin receives a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity, ventilated seats, ambient lighting and wireless charging.
Power comes from two engine options – the 1.0-liter three-cylinder TSI petrol engine with 113 hp and 178 Nm of maximum torque. There is also the more powerful 1.5 liter TSI with 148 hp and 250 Nm of maximum torque. A six-speed manual is standard, while a six-speed automatic comes with the 1.0-liter version, while a 7-speed DSG is available with the 1.5-liter model.
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The Skoda Kushaq Style AT variants are now well equipped to take on rivals, including the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, which already have these features. However, the Kushaq now also commands a premium on Korean models with the 1.5 TSI mill. The compact SUV will also compete against the next Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor in the segment which will arrive in a few days.
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