The Skoda Kushaq is already making quite a buzz around its safety and build quality in a positive way and this incident is yet another addition to that narrative.
A video captures the aftermath of an incident where a Skoda Kushaq falls off a 15-ft bridge. Kushaq is a mid-size SUV rivalling the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and VW Taigun. Being a prominent product for the Czech carmaker, it has ensured high active and passive safety measures for the SUV. Zac Hollis, Director, Sales and Marketing, is sure of its great performance if GNCAP ever decides to test it. Let us check out the details of this crash for now.
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Skoda Kushaq Falls Off A Bridge
The video has been uploaded by Nikhil Rana on his YouTube channel where he keeps posting such instances to raise awareness among the public regarding the importance of buying safer cars. The real-life performance of popular cars in such unfortunate scenarios reveals the actual safety capabilities. This accident took place somewhere in Maharashtra. Allegedly, the driver of the Kushaq was driving at high speed and lost control. The car fell down 15-ft from the bridge in a water tank. The video shows the SUV being pulled out of there. By the looks of it, there don’t seem to be any severe signs of damage on the outside of the vehicle. It was also reported that all 4 passengers inside the car escaped unhurt imposing the safety prowess of the mid-size SUV.
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 Kushaq start at Rs 10.79 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 18.19 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals of the Kushaq include Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun and the recently launched MG Astor.
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We urge all our readers to follow traffic rules and drive at the speed limit. Most accidents happen just because of overspeeding. Only then, the safety equipment of a car could make a difference.