Safety has become one of the most convincing factors for a whole lot of people while making the decision to purchase a car. Zac Hollis confirming that Kushaq will only come with 6 airbags now is a great news.
Skoda Kushaq with 6 airbags is great news for all the automobile enthusiasts in the country. Zac Hollis, Director of Sales and Marketing, has confirmed this update while responding to a tweet. Kushaq is the first product for Skoda built on the MQB A0 IN platform specifically designed for markets like India. Marking a new era in the Skoda and VW’s Indian journey, the Kushaq is a trademark product. Being a product of the VW family, safety is at the core of its DNA.
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Skoda Kushaq with 6 Airbags
This has been posted on Facebook by a user as seen in the image. One Apurba Buragohain states that it has been informed to him by his local dealer that 2022 manufactured Skoda Kushaq will not come with 2 airbags but 6 airbags as standard. He posted this on Twitter to seek confirmation from anyone close to the matter. Long behold, Zac Hollis personally replied to this tweet by confirming that the 2022 Kushaq will indeed come with 6 airbags as standard. This is great news in terms of the safety aspect of the mid-size SUV. However, one downside to this will be the price. The tweet also mentions this but Zac Hollis didn’t comment on it. But it is understood that having 6 airbags as standard across the variants will incur a significant increase in price for the lower trims. The higher trims already came with 6 airbags.
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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Such news and initiatives by carmakers are always appreciated in a bid to improve the safety rating of cars and reduce the extent of injuries during unfortunate incidents.