As the Czech carmaker has launched the Kushaq in three trim levels – Active, Ambition and Style, today we are going to look at the Kushaq’s base-model aka the Active variant. The Skoda Kushaq base variant comes with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI unit under its hood that produces 115hp and 178Nm and is driven by a 5-speed manual gearbox. In today’s story we are going to take a look at this cars base variant and find out if it is worth considering.
Skoda Kushaq base variant – Exterior
The Active variant gets the halogen headlamps and DRLs, however, misses out on the projector headlamps, fog lamps and gets manually foldable ORVMs. The Kushaq even gets the Piano black finished ‘SKODA’ badging and rough black coloured roof rails and window surrounds. The Kushaq measures around 4225mm, 1760mm and 1612mm in terms of its length, width and height respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2651mm with ground clearance of 188mm.
Interior and features
The base-trim gets a black and grey coloured interior with a limited use of chrome on the dash. A leather wrapped with controls mounted on the steering wheel is what makes this entry-level trim look premium. The steering-wheel can be adjusted for the reach and rake. The car comes equipped with the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Active trim also gets an analog tachometer and speedometer, a USB charging port, manually adjustable climate control and IRVM adjustment. Talking about safety, the Skoda Kushaq base variant dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control and multi collision braking.
Price point and competition
The entry-level Active trim is priced at Rs 12.20 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) and it takes direct competition from the Hyundai Creta’s E variant is priced at Rs 12.08 lakh. Hyundai Creta gets two engine options with its base-trim. A 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine with 6-speed manual gearbox which churns out 113bhp and 143Nm. The Creta with its variant gets lesser features than the Kushaq. The Skoda Kushaq base variant makes for a very good value for money offering in this segment. If you are planning to buy a car under Rs 13 lakhs, You should consider it.
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