Skoda India recently unveiled its latest premium SUV, Skoda Kushaq.
Skoda Kushaq is a part of India 2.0, an initiative created by Volkswagen Group. It will be the first Skoda SUV made specifically for the Indian market.
Moreover, it combines Skoda’s premium appeal with more practical features.
It is a completely new premium SUV, boasting a new style, a new engine, and a whole new experience.
With that said, we are still unclear on its expected pricing and launch date in Nepal. However, as per our sources, it has been confirmed that Skoda Kushaq will launch in Nepal.
Before that happens, here is a quick look at the upcoming Skoda Kushaq in Nepal.
Skoda Karoq Specifications
- Engine: 1.0L TSI Petrol / 1.5L TSI Petrol
- Emission Standards: BS6
- Displacement: 999cc
- Dimension: 4225 x 1760 x 1612 mm
- Wheelbase: 2651 mm
- Max Power: 115 PS (150 PS in 1.5L)
- Max Torque: 175 Nm (250 Nm in 1.5L)
- Transmission: 6-Speed MT and AT (6-speed MT and7-speed DSG in 1.5L)
- Drive Type: FWD
- Top Speed: n/a
- Fuel Tank Capacity: n/a
- Mileage: n/a
- Front Tyre: R17 – Disc
- Rear Tyre: R17 – Disc
- Tubeless Tyres: Yes
- Safety System: ABS, ESC
- Suspension Setup: MacPherson Strut and Twist Beam
- Seating: 5-Seater
- Storage Capacity: 381 liters
- Ground Clearance: 188 mm
- Kerb Weight: 1320 kg
- Colors: Orange, Red, Black, Silver, and White
Skoda Kushaq Price in Nepal: TBA
Skoda Kushaq Overview
Skoda Kushaq sports a perfect blend of luxury and functional design. It follows a grand design, inspired by royalty.
Talking about the interiors, it comes with beautifully crafted interiors for segment-leading comfort. Furthermore, it also focuses on roominess with a spacious cabin.
It takes a commanding stance featuring Skoda Signature Grille with Chrome Surround.
Skoda Kushaq Front View
Taking inspiration from timeless design ideals, Kushaq includes Piano Black Fenders with Chrome outline.
On the front, it gets a Silver Armored Front Diffuser, aggressive LED DRLs, and Skoda Crystalline LED Headlamps.
Moving to the side, it comes with premium Dual Tone Atlas Alloy Wheels, Silver Roof rails, electric Sunroof, and a Shark-fin Antenna.
Skoda Kushaq Safety
Compared to the rest of the body, the rear section is pretty minimalistic. It gets a simple 3D chrome strip along with Skoda chrome garnish.
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Like the front section, the rear also gets a Silver Armored Rear DIffuser and Crystalline LED Taillamp.
Slim door handles, sculpted curves, trapezoidal-inspired theme, resonate hall-marks of a true Skoda vehicle.
Skoda Kushaq is available in five different colors: Orange, Red, Black, Silver, and White.
Skoda Kushaq is powered by two different engine configurations: 1.0L TSI Petrol and 1.5L TSI Petrol engine.
In the 1.0L TSI Petrol engine, it can generate a max power of 115PS and a max torque of 175Nm. It is available in 6-speed manual and automatic transmission.
In the 1.5L TSI Petrol engine, it can generate a max power of 150PS and a max torque of 250Nm. Similarly, it is available in 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmission.
Skoda Kushaq Rear Styling
Both engines are BS6-compliant with Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) drive type.
In any case, TSI Petrol engines share immense popularity in the Nepali market. So, it will be interesting to see which variant makes its way into our territory.
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Here is a quick list of features in the upcoming Skoda Kushaq.
Skoda Kushaq Interior Styling
Skoda Kushaq Feature Highlights
- Royal Inspired Design
- 1.0L & 1.5L TSI Petrol Engine
- BS6-Compliant Engine
- Signature Skoda Grille with Chrome Surround
- Crystalline LED Lights with Fog Lamps and LED DRLs
- Luxury-Focused Interiors
- 10-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
- Multifunction Smart Display Instrument Cluster
- Front Ventilated Seats
- Ambient Lighting
- Automatic Climate Control
- Electronic Stability Control and 6 Airbags
- Six High-Performance Speakers
- Hill Hold Assist
- Multi-Collision Brake
- Electric Sunroof
Skoda Kushaq Price in Nepal and Availability
Skoda Kushaq price in Nepal is not set yet. Since it is yet to be launched in the Indian markets, the expected pricing will be revealed only afterward.
It will be interesting to see what will happen to Karoq, especially with newer Kushaq on the horizon. With Skoda Kushaq expected to be priced lower than Karoq, it is slowly growing to be a much-anticipated release.
If Skoda Nepal manages to get the price right, then we might see Skoda dominate the SUV segment, as it does in the sedan segment.
In any case, Skoda Kushaq will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Jeep Compass, and Kia Seltos.
Also, watch our review of the Proton Saga in Nepali.