Things are going from bad to worse for Skoda Kushaq with customers facing the EPC error even before the delivery. We all know how terrible is the EPC issue in the Skoda Kushaq. It has been prevailing for a very long time now. It is shocking to see that the Czech carmaker is still not able to find any permanent solution for this. In fact, the recalling of Kushaq SUVs to replace the fuel with a more “robust” unit has not worked either. People have encountered the EPC issue even after replacing the fuel pump. Skoda stands to lose a ton of potential customers now because of this. In a first, one potential Skoda Kushaq owner faced this problem even before taking the delivery. Here are the details of this incident.
Skoda Kushaq EPC Error Before Delivery
While conducting the PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection), this Kushaq owner started the SUV and saw the EPC error symbol on the instrument cluster. This is bizarre because the delivery is set for the next day. The dealership staff said that they haven’t checked the car yet as it is parked in the stockyard. But he promised that the error will be gone at the time of delivery. This is a weird solution and hollow promise because there is no solution founded by Skoda as yet. If the error is there, it will most likely reoccur even if it is fixed temporarily. This also suggests that this error is found in the Kushaqs right after manufacturing. As these cars are parked in the showrooms, they are already carrying this error.
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 115PS and a peak torque of 175Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150PS and a peak torque of 250Nm. 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. Prices of the new model range from Rs 10.49 lakh to Rs 17.59 lakh, ex-showroom.