With the ongoing semiconductor shortage, automakers are being forced to make changes to the features of the cars in order not to affect production delays. We have so far seen many examples of this. Like others, Skoda also had to take a couple of measures to combat the supply shortage.
Initially, the German carmaker introduced two new variants of the Kushaq with missing features. After that, due to issues with the supplier, Skoda changed the 10-inch touchscreen display from the top-end Slavia and Kushaq variants to an 8-inch one.
After a lot of features and variant rejigs, we have some good news. Skoda will soon be adding some features to specific variants and some features across the range.
Skoda Kushaq – New Features
During all the variant rejig, Skoda also launched the Kushaq Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo got a red and black theme and got some exclusive features. One of which was the 8-inch digital instrument cluster. The German brand will also offer the same feature on the Kushaq ‘Style’ variant.
Skoda will also equip all the variants of the Kushaq with an engine start/stop button. Hence, the Kushaq will now have keyless ignition across the range.
Skoda Kushaq – Overview
The compact SUV from Skoda is available in a total of six variants. These are – Active, Ambition Classic, Ambition, Style NSR and the top-end Style variant. In addition to this, the Kushaq is also available in the Monte Carlo package. The Kushaq is part of Skoda’s INDIA 2.0 strategy.
The compact SUV shares its MQB A0 IN platform with the Slavia, Volkswagen Taigun, and Virtus. All these models also share the same engine and gearbox options. To recap, the Skoda Kushaq is available in two petrol engine options. The first one is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol motor making 113 BHP and 178 Nm of torque. The second option is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol motor. This engine produces 148 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. The 1.0-litre engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the bigger 1.5-litre TSI is only available with a 7-speed DSG in the Kushaq.