Zac Hollis Confirms End of EPC Issue But Recommends Premium Fuel!

Zac Hollis confirms the end of the dreaded EPC issue in the Skoda Kushaq SUVs. It had been plaguing the Czech carmaker for quite some time now. But what is the cost of it? Read the details!

Zac Hollis has confirmed that the horrendous issue of EPC error in the Skoda Kushaq SUVs has been resolved permanently. Quite a few customers had shared their horror stories regarding it over the last few months. The Kushaq was a crucial product for Skoda because it has been built on a completely Indianized MQB A0 IN platform which will also propel many upcoming products from Skoda and Volkswagen. The Taigun was the second product on the same platform and shares a ton of components with the Kushaq. Hence, it becomes necessary to ensure that no problems arise with these cars as this could be detrimental for the future of these brands in India. Let us check out the details of what Zac Hollis said.

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Zac Hollis EPC Issue

Zac Hollis Confirms The End of EPC Issue

According to this comment he made to a potential customer, he assures that all the new deliveries of the Kushaq will have the new and more robust fuel pump fitted. This will ensure that the EPC issue will not arise again. Also, the man asks if it is essential to use 95 Octane petrol with the Kushaq? To this, Zac replies that the TSI engines in the Kushaq work better with higher Octane fuel suggesting that one should ideally use it. This is quite surprising since most of the mainstream carmakers calibrate their cars in such a way that they work well with regular fuel. Opting for a high Octane fuel will add to the inconvenience of finding a suitable petrol pump and also comes at a premium in terms of the price over the regular petrol.

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Skoda Kushaq

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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