Another point of contention in the ownership experience of Skoda Kushaq involves a noisy cabin. Interestingly, a Kushaq owner encountered this issue as early as day 1 of the purchase. The infamous EPC issue is already plaguing the Czech carmaker’s image in the country. To add to that, there have been some concerns regarding the premium pricing and a lack of modern features in the mid-size SUV as well. What is weird is that the replacement of the fuel pump with a more “robust” unit has also not resolved the issue of EPC error which causes the vehicle to stall suddenly. There has still not been a permanent solution after months of complaints from the Kushaq owners. In this post, let us focus on the noisy cabin issue of the Kushaq as a part of the ownership experience of the SUV.
Noisy Cabin Issue – Kushaq Ownership
The Kushaq owner made the video on the very first day of driving the SUV. When you watch the video, the creaking sounds from inside the cabin are evidently audible. This is quite shocking in a car of this price point and from a carmaker that focuses so much on quality and boasts of being a premium carmaker. The SUV owner is heard in the video saying that the noise you hear is not of thunderstorms but from the cabin of the SUV. This is not the first time that a Kushaq owner is experiencing cabin noise in a brand new SUV. We had previously also reported a similar incident. Hence, Skoda must strive to solve all these issues as early as possible before this starts affecting the sales.
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 115PS and a peak torque of 175Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150PS and a peak torque of 250Nm. 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 10.49 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.