Owner Manual Recommends ONLY Premium Petrol For Skoda Kushaq

The Skoda Kushaq SUV has been struggling with the EPC issue for a long time now and the reason could be the need to use premium petrol. Kushaq is the first model to be based on the MQB A0 IN platform developed by Skoda and VW in India. Taigun, the sister car of Kushaq, is the second product on this platform. Skoda has also unveiled the premium mid-size sedan in the form of Slavia. Hence, these products are essential for Skoda and VW to grab a substantial market share for themselves. But this issue might become a big challenge for the Czech carmaker to overcome. WE sincerely hope that it fixes the issue of EPC error in the Kushaq as soon as possible. For now, let us take a look at what the user’s manual of the Skoda Kushaq SUV says about the use of premium petrol in the SUV.

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Does Skoda Kushaq SUV Require Premium Petrol?

Kushaq owners have been posting regularly on social media platforms explaining their plight. However, this time around, people have mentioned that the reason could well be the use of petrol with low octane number. The manual of the SUV clearly suggests the use of the 95 RON or Octane number. In emergency situations, 91 Octane petrol could be used as well. But that will result in low power output which might affect the performance and mileage. There are benefits to using higher octane fuels. However, this is something that was not publicized enough during the marketing of the Kushaq. That could be the reason why there were so many issues with the fuel pump and EPC in the mid-size SUV. Many members of the Facebook group seem disappointed with the fact that people don’t read the manual thoroughly and the company doesn’t highlight such things either.

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Specs

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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 17.99 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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