In yet another string of continued woes for Skoda, a Kushaq owner is left disgruntled seeing his 30-day old SUV on a flatbed. Skoda really seems to be struggling with this endless EPC issue in the Kushaq. The cases keep on increasing day by day where the owners of brand new Kushaqs are just left frustrated after watching their SUVs being towed away to the service centres. Kushaq was supposed to revive the Czech carmaker in India and give it a new life. But the plan seems to be going south pretty fast with so many issues cropping up in an SUV termed as premium (compared to the rivals). People are more frustrated by the premium price tag with fewer features (in comparison to the rivals) and still getting problems from the first month. Here are the details of this particular instance.
Skoda Kushaq on Flatbed Leaves Owner Disgruntled
The owner posted his experience on the Kushaq owners’ page on Facebook. He owns the 1.5-litre MT variant and had bought it just 30 days ago. He reports that he suddenly got the EPC warning and the car stalled on the highway. It didn’t start after that. He had to push it off the highway to his embarrassment. Then he called the RSA and they took away the SUV on a flatbed truck to the service centre. According to the members of the group, they suggested that the owner should follow up with the dealership to arrange for the fuel pump replacement which is supposedly the only solution for the EPC issue at the moment.
Despite being in contact with the Skoda service centre regarding various other things, they never mentioned to the owners that he should get the fuel pump replaced. Skoda is replacing the fuel pumps on the Kushaq whether or not you have the EPC issue. This will be done free of cost. Seeing the brand new Skoda Kushaq on a flatbed truck will surely leave the owner disappointed.
Launched a few months ago, the Skoda Kushaq is priced in the range of Rs 10.49 – 17.59 Lakh (ex-showroom). The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos-rival is available in two engine variants – 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol and 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol. The smaller engine variant outputs a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm, while the bigger unit produces 150 PS and 250 Nm. The 1.0-litre engine variant can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.5-litre unit is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG (DCT) gearbox option.