We had recently reported a collision between a Scooty and Skoda Kushaq. A few more details have surfaced online regarding that incident. Now, Kushaq is the newest member of Skoda’s Indian family. It is launched to enable the Czech carmaker to gain more market share in our market. There was a lot of buzz created around the launch of the Creta-rivalling Kushaq primarily due to the way it drives. However, looking past the driving experience, a lot of people complained about it being overpriced and down on features. To add to that, many Kushaq owners have started sharing their not-so-great experiences involving the build quality of the Skoda Kushaq. We had shared one such incident where the mid-size SUV had a collision with a Scooty straight out of taking the delivery from the showroom. Here is the update on that.
Skoda Kushaq Scooty Collision
The Skoda Kushaq owner had shared the images of the collision on Facebook. The SUV looked quite bruised around the front headlamp and fender area. It was almost hard to imagine a Skoda car sustaining so much damage by colliding with a Scooty at low speeds. But the images don’t lie. Now, the Kushaq owner had commented on the images. He explains that he, unfortunately, hit a guy on the Scooty from behind at such low speeds that, the rider fell there itself. The impact was, luckily, not strong at all. He stood up and laughed at the damages he saw on the Kushaq and went away. This, as one would imagine, is quite an embarrassing tale to tell.
Powertrain options include a 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine, making 115 PS and 175 Nm and its bigger sibling, the 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol unit making 150 PS and 250 Nm in action with the Kushaq. Complementing the 1.0-litre engine is either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The larger 1.5-litre unit comes with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG (DCT) gearbox. The prices of the Kushaq range between Rs 10.49 lakh and Rs 17.59 lakh, ex-showroom.