Huge increase in bookings; Hitachi Skoda Kushaq

Automobile 2021-09-24

newsteamz_Huge increase in bookings; Hitachi Skoda Kushaq
  • The Kushaq, a compact SUV from Czech luxury carmaker Skoda, was launched in India in July 2021.

  • After a long wait, Kushaq arrived in the Korean-dominated mid-size SUV segment to show Europe's strength.

  • The new milestone comes as Skoda Auto completes 20 years of operation in India.

The Kushaq, a compact SUV from Czech luxury carmaker Skoda, was launched in India in July 2021. After a long wait, Kushaq arrived in the Korean-dominated mid-size SUV segment to show Europe's strength. The vehicle is progressing with good bookings.

India Today reports that Kushaq's bookings have crossed 10,000. The new milestone comes as Skoda Auto completes 20 years of operation in India. Zacoda Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said:

Since its launch on June 28, the model has received over 6,000 bookings in August alone. Available in three variants of the automatic manual transmission with two engine options, the Active, Ambition, and Stylish. According to reports, 95 percent of the locally made Kushaqs are available in the range at such a low price.

Kushaq is the first car to be manufactured by Skoda in India as part of the India 2.0 project. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word kushaq and the name means king or emperor. After a long wait, Kushaq arrived in the Korean-dominated mid-size SUV segment to show Europe's strength. Kushaq's main goal is to defeat the current giants, Creta, and Seltos. Earlier, it was reported that Skoda plans to sell at least 50,000 units of the SUV this year.

The car comes with two petrol engines instead of diesel. At the heart of the vehicle are the 1.0-liter three-cylinder TSI and the 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI. The first is 113 bhp. The second will produce 147 bhp of power. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox, an optional 6-speed automatic transmission (1.0-liter TSI), and a 7-speed DSG (1.5-liter TSI).

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