Skoda has been progressing towards success with its recent launches like the Kushaq and the Slavia. The Kushaq is taking on the market with its powerful turbo-petrol engines. Not just powerful engines, but its long list of modern features helps in this direction as well. The Kushaq’s former base variant, the Active 1.0 TSI MT was set at Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the brand in order to make the Kushaq more lucrative for customers has recently added a new variant to its lineup that has replaced the Active 1.0 TSI MT. In this article, we will take a look at what this new Skoda Kushaq base variant has on offer.
What does the new Skoda Kushaq base variant offer?
The new base variant is called the ‘Active Peace 1.0 TSI MT’. This new variant is exactly similar to the Active variant barring the 7.0-inch infotainment system that the Active gets. Everything else is still on offer including the six-speakers that the former base variant came with. This new variant is set at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Kushaq Active Peace variant will still be eligible for an infotainment system upgrade as an accessory fitment from the dealership.
What makes the Skoda Kushaq a worthy C-segment rival?
The Kushaq comes with a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI engine. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit makes 114bhp & 178Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit makes 148bhp & 250Nm of torque. Moreover, as mentioned above, the availability of modern features makes it a great choice in its segment. A big 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, two-spoke steering wheel, touch-sensitive AC controls, an electric sunroof, etc. place it in the big league amongst successful rivals like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos.
All of this is not just theory, but even the numbers prove it. Last month, Skoda sold 2,499 units of the Kushaq. Thanks to the Kushaq and the Slavia, Skoda saw a 387% Y-O-Y growth in March of 2022. With the addition of this new base variant, we expect Skoda to see a further jump as the Kushaq will now become accessible to more number of prospective buyers.
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