- Skoda Auto India has introduced the more powerful 1.5 TSI powertrain in the mid-spec Ambition trim of the Skoda Kushaq SUV, aimed at attracting more customers and improving overall sales figures.
- The updated powertrain is not only more fuel efficient but also compatible with E20 petrol, making it a more environmentally friendly option for customers.
Skoda Auto India has introduced the more powerful 1.5 TSI powertrain in the Skoda Kushaq SUV’s mid-spec Ambition trim to attract more customers and improve overall sales figures.
As a result, the Skoda Kushaq with the 1.5 TSI engine costs Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the Ambition trim level with the 6-speed manual gearbox, while the variant with the 7-speed DSG gearbox costs Rs 16.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Skoda previously updated its powertrain to comply with India’s upcoming RDE and BS6 Phase 2 emission norms, and these updated powertrains are not only more fuel efficient than before, but also compatible with E20 petrol (20% Ethanol, 80% Petrol).
The Skoda Kushaq SUV is based on the same MQB A0-IN platform as the Skoda Slavia sedan. As a result, the powertrains, features, and safety systems are shared by both models.
Skoda Kushaq Ambition Price 2023
The price of the Kushaq Ambition 1.5 MT starts at Rs 14.99 lakh, which is Rs 1.8 lakh more than the price of the Kushaq Ambition 1.0-litre MT (Rs 13.19 lakh). The automatic gearbox variant costs Rs 16.79 lakh, Rs 1.8 lakh more than the Kushaq Ambition 1.0 AT. Skoda has also launched the Kushaq 1.5 TSI Ambition dual-tone, which costs Rs 16.84 lakh.
|Skoda Kushaq Variants||MT||AT|
|Kushaq Ambition 1.5 L TSI||Rs 14.99 Lakh||Rs 16.79 Lakh|
|Kushaq Ambition 1.0 L TSI||Rs 13.19 Lakh||Rs 14.99 Lakh|
The Skoda Kushaq SUV currently starts at Rs 11.59 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the base ‘Active’ trim level with manual transmission and goes all the way up to Rs 19.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the Monte Carlo variant with DSG transmission.
Skoda Kushaq Ambition Powertrain
In terms of power, the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine (1.5 TSI) produces 148bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed DSG unit are available as transmission options.
A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is also available. This engine generates a respectable 113bhp and 178Nm of torque. This engine is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Overall, the introduction of the more powerful 1.5 TSI powertrain in the mid-spec Ambition trim of the Skoda Kushaq SUV is a smart move by Skoda Auto India. With improved fuel efficiency and compatibility with E20 petrol, the updated powertrain is sure to appeal to customers looking for a more powerful and environmentally friendly vehicle.
The Skoda Kushaq’s shared platform with the Skoda Slavia sedan also means that the SUV boasts similar features and safety systems as the sedan. With a competitive price range that starts at Rs 11.59 lakh for the base ‘Active’ trim level and goes up to Rs 19.69 lakh for the Monte Carlo variant with DSG transmission, the Skoda Kushaq has something to offer for everyone.
Overall, the Skoda Kushaq SUV with the 1.5 TSI powertrain in the Ambition trim is definitely worth considering for those looking for a powerful, stylish, and affordable SUV in the Indian market.