Skoda Auto has revealed the upcoming mid-size Kushaq SUV’s official design sketches, offering its preview for the Indian market. Kushaq is scheduled to make its world premiere on March 18, 2021. Ahead of its global unveil, the company offered a first glimpse of the final production-spec SUV through two design sketches.
The first sketch highlights the front portion of the new Skoda Kushaq. With sharply cut, two-part headlights in the front extending to the wide grille, the brand creates a powerful and prominent appearance. According to the sketch, the front bumper comes with underride protection, thereby showcasing the car’s impressive athletic look.
The second design sketch depicts the rear of the new Kushaq. The elongated roof spoiler and a rugged rear diffuser in the bumper emphasis the clear structure of the SUV. This car’s taillights feature the trademark crystalline structures with the Skoda lettering in block capitals on it.
The all-new Skoda Kushaq comes with the striking VISION IN concept design and marks the INDIA 2.0 product campaign’s start by manufacturing it here. It is the first of four Skoda and Volkswagen models to be built locally in India. With a 95 percent localisation level for the new models, the technical development is carried out at company’s Technology Centre located in Pune.
This mid-size SUV has adapted the MQB-A0-IN version of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit in terms of technology. This platform is chosen explicitly for our market as it complies with India’s stricter safety and emission requirements. Overall, the all-new Skoda Kushaq comes with a familial likeness to its larger SUV siblings like the Kodiaq and the Karoq.
We can expect the Skoda Kushaq to be priced between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 16 lakh (ex-showroom) as it undergoes heavy localisation and shares essential components with other models.