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Skoda Kushaq SUV Receives More Than 2000 Bookings In A Week

Skoda Kushaq was launched in the Indian car market last week and it would appear that the mid-size SUV – rival to the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier – has had a brisk start courtesy more than 2,000 bookings received in a week’s time. Kushaq is offered with a 1.0-litre TSI engine which comes with both a 6-speed manual as well as an automatic transmission. There is a more powerful 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine expected this month as well. While the former starts at ₹10.50 lakh, the top-end variant with 1.5-litre engine and 7-speed DST automatic transmission has been priced at ₹17.60 lakh (ex showroom). Based on the highly versatile MQB-A0-IN vehicle architecture, Skoda Kushaq has been primarily designed and developed for the Indian car market. The Czechs are attempting to have a bigger say in the automotive sector in the country and the lucrative mid-size SUV segment was…