Skoda Kushaq 1.5L turbo petrol model may be more affordable

This engine is currently only available in the top-spec Style trim. 

Skoda Kushaq


. Skoda may make the 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine more affordable by putting it in the mid-spec Ambition model.

. Only the 115Ps 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission is available currently in the Ambition trim.

. The 150 Ps 1.5-litre TSI is now only available in the top-end Style trim, which costs between Rs 16.20 lakh and Rs 17.60 lakh (ex-showroom).

. The Ambition 1.5 TSI models could be Rs 1.6 lakh less expensive than the Style 1.5 TSI models.

. Only the electric sunroof, six airbags, wireless charging, and tire pressure monitoring system are missing from the Ambition model.

According to the RTO document, the mid variant Ambition of the Skoda Kushaq could be offered with the option of a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine, 6-speed manual, and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic options can also be kept with this engine.

skoda Kushaq highlights

At present, this 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine is being offered only in the Style variant, which generates 150 Bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. At the same time, the 1-liter turbo petrol engine with 115 Ps power is available in three variants. With this, the 6-speed manual is standard while 6 speed AT and 7 speed DSG have been kept as optional. The 1.5-liter TSI engine is also equipped with cylinder deactivation technology for higher fuel efficiency.

The mid-variant Ambition of the Skoda Kushaq gets LED headlamps, front fog lamps with cornering function, paddle shifters (automatic variant only), a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay, automatic AC, and cruise control. For the safety of the driver and passengers, it has been provided with dual front airbags, electronic stability control, hill hold control, traction control, electronic differential locking, and a rear parking camera.

Compared to the top variant Style, the Ambition does not get features like an electric sunroof, six airbags, wireless charging, tire pressure monitoring system, and push-button engine start-stop. But the price of this variant is Rs 1.8 lakh more than the Ambition.

skoda Kushaq

The Skoda Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI manual variant costs Rs 16.20 lakh while the DSG variant costs Rs 17.60 lakh. In such a situation, there is a difference of Rs 1.6 lakh rupees in the price of this variant as compared to the 1-liter variants. The Skoda Kushaq competes with the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan kicks, and Volkswagen Taigun.

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