After the dreaded EPC error Skoda Kushaq finds itself involved in a unique accident due to the rear drum and tyre coming off while driving on the highway.
In a bizarre set of events, a Skoda Kushaq was involved in an accident where the rear tyre and drum came off while driving on the highway. Skoda has been reeling under the aftermath of horrendous EPC issue for the longest time and just when you thought it was out of that mess, this incident surfaces. Hopefully, this will turn out to be an isolated incident and not a chain of events. Here are the details of this event that are known so far.
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Skoda Kushaq Drum & Tyre Come Off
The video has been uploaded by Nikhil Rana on his YouTube channel where he keeps posting about such stuff to raise awareness regarding road and car safety. This accident has been reported from NH8 near Karjan Tollbooth in Gujarat. Reportedly, the driver of the Kushaq was driving at around 70 km/h when suddenly the rear tyre and drum came rolling off causing the car to roll over. Luckily, no serious injuries were sustained by the occupants, thanks to the build quality and safety features of the mid-size SUV. There is recent news information regarding Skoda replacing the wheel bearings of the SUV under warranty. This confirms that there might be some issue with the wheel hub and assembly. However, a full-fledged recall has not been announced yet.
The Skoda Kushaq has been on sale in two engine variants – 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI EVO. The smaller engine outputs a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The transmission options for the former include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic, while the latter comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. The prices of the mid-size SUV range between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 18.19 lakh, ex-showroom.
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The rivals of the Kushaq include the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor and VW Taigun. We hope that Skoda fixes this issue soon and initiate an official recall in case a fault is manufacturing defect has been spotted regarding the wheel hub and assembly to safeguard the Kushaq owners.