2021 Skoda Kushaq India Launch Highlights: Creta, Seltos rival priced at Rs 10.50 lakh

Skoda Kushaq 2021 Launch in India, New Skoda Kushaq SUV On Road Price Launch Highlights: The Kushaq has entered a highly competitive segment that is currently dominated by big players like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Catch all the highlights from the launch event right here!

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Skoda Kushaq India Launch Live, Skoda Kushaq Price in India

2021 Skoda Kushaq SUV Price in India, Engine, Photo Gallery, Specifications Highlights: The all-new Skoda Kushaq has finally entered the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos territory today and has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The Kushaq arrives in a total of three variants namely Active, Ambition & Style and you get two engine options with three gearbox choices. Going into the details of those, the Skoda Kushaq comes with petrol-only engines with a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI options on offer. While the 113hp, 1.0-litre TSI engine comes with a 6-speed manual and torque convertor auto gearbox options, the 148hp, 1.5-litre TSI motor, on the other hand, gets the same manual along with a 7-speed DSG transmission options. Here are the key highlights from the India launch event of the Skoda Kushaq.

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    12:24 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Thanks for joining in!

    Thank you ladies and gentlemen for joining this LIVE blog on the India launch of the Skoda Kushaq. Hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. Until next time, drive/ride safe! Ciao!

    12:05 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Kushaq also comes with connected car tech

    The Skoda Kushaq gets the company's India-developed “MyŠKODA Connect” that assists the owner with real-time car tracking, driving behavior analysis, trip analysis, and insights, and also helps in case of an emergency with features like Roadside assistance and SOS.

    11:40 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Deliveries start on 12th July, Bookings now open!

    Bookings for the newly launched Skoda Kushaq are now open on www.buyskodaonline.co.in and also, across the company's 100+ sales touchpoints across 85 cities. The deliveries of the SUV in India will start on 12th July, the company announced. The Kushaq comes with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km warranty, which is further extendable up to 6 years / 1,50,000 km.

    11:15 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Skoda Kushaq PRICES revealed!!

    Skoda Auto India has revealed the prices of the Kushaq SUV. The company has launched the Kushaq at a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Below is the detailed variant-wise pricing of the all-new Kushaq. Do let us know what do you think about the pricing?


    11:12 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Skoda Kushaq engine details

    Skoda Kushaq gets two engine options - a 1.0-litre TSI petrol and a 1.5-litre TSI petrol. The company says that both these engines are high on refinement and super smooth. Our review of the Skoda Kushaq will soon go live in which we have elaborated everything about this SUV.

    11:06 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Skoda Kushaq India launch event starts!

    The India launch event of the Skoda Kushaq has started. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the company is hosting the launch event online. The company's spokesperson has taken the stage and is explaining how rigorously the Kushaq has been tested on mountain roads and terrains and also, in the scorching heat of Rajasthan.

    10:55 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Skoda Kushaq Safety Features

    Talking of the safety features of the Skoda Kushaq, the vehicle gets six airbags, auto wipers and headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system, and also, hill start assist. In addition, all variants of the Kushaq will come fitted with ESC as a standard fitment. To know more details of the Creta, Seltos challenger, keep watching this space as we tell you more about this premium SUV.  

    10:47 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    What all is there on the inside?

    The Skoda Kushaq gets a decent list of features and the cabin is a good place to be in. The SUV comes with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity. Moreover, you get a sunroof, a good-looking two-spoke steering wheel, cruise control and also, ambient lighting on offer for that premium cabin experience. In addition, wireless charging, front ventilated seats, and a cooled glovebox are a part of the package too in order to further step up the convenient quotient.

    10:34 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Skoda Kushaq expected price in India

    Skoda Auto India is very soon going to announce the price of the Kushaq. The SUV is expected to be priced quite competitively, thanks to the high level of localization. If you ask us, we are placing our bets on the Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) price bracket. Makes sense? Do let us know your price expectations for the Skoda Kushaq?

    10:22 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Upto 95 percent localisation

    The soon-to-be-launched Skoda Kushaq will be up to 95 percent localized. Not only this, but the Kushaq will also be the brand's first made-in-India SUV. The Kushaq will be marking the debut of Volkswagen’s highly localised MQB AO IN platform and with the high level of localisation, there is a good possibility that the Kushaq will be priced quite aggressively. The exact figures will be out soon, so keep watching this space for all the info.

    09:51 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Quick look at the exteriors

    The soon-to-be-launched Skoda Kushaq looks quite premium. Upfront, the SUV gets the brand's signature butterfly grille along with black vertical slats and a chrome surround as well. Then you have the all-LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. Moreover, bits like contrasting skid plates, stylish-looking 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-coloured roof rails, integrated rear spoiler and also, wraparound LED tail lamps come together and make the Kushaq a good-looking car, to say the least. 

    09:32 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    What all the Kushaq will compete with?

    Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and also, the Nissan Kicks happen to be the prime competitors of the Skoda Kushaq. Apart from this, the newest Skoda on the grid will also go up against the likes of the MG Hector and Tata Harrier in the segment. As the Kushaq will be competing with such big names, pricing will play a key role in deciding its success in the Indian market. Stay tuned for the updates! 

    09:12 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    What's in a NAME? Well, quite a lot!

    According to Skoda, the Kushaq SUV's name is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Kushak’, which means a ‘King’ or an “Emperor’. Also, it is quite interesting to note that KUSHAQ starts with 'K' and ends with 'Q'. This is very much in sync with the nomenclature of some of Skoda's other vehicles like Karoq, Kodiaq and Kamiq. So, will the Kushaq be able to justify its royal name? Only time will tell!

    08:02 (IST)28 Jun 2021
    Welcome to Skoda Kushaq LIVE blog!

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen! It's Monday today but fret not! Skoda is ready to beat your Monday Blues with the launch of its all-new Creta, Seltos rivalling SUV, better known as the Kushaq. The vehicle was officially unveiled in India a few weeks back and we have recently driven it as well, so almost everything about it except for the pricing is already known. Sit back and enjoy the proceedings!  

    Big day for Skoda Auto India as the prices for its newest SUV - Kushaq have been announced today. The numbers have a key role to play as the vehicle will be rubbing shoulders with some big names like Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos.