Design sketches have been unveiled by ŠKODA to give a detailed preview of the new KUSHAQ.
Going by the two sketches, the design of the midsize SUV for the Indian market draws inspiration from the bold look of the ŠKODA VISION IN concept car.
The carmaker has adapted the MQB-A0-IN version of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit specifically for India.
It is the first of four models as part of the INDIA 2.0 product campaign from the ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands to be manufactured locally in India. The world premiere of the ŠKODA KUSAHQ will take place on 18 March 2021.
Out of the two sketches, the first shows the powerful front of the new ŠKODA KUSHAQ, whose name is derived from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit.
Kushak means king or emperor. The sharply cut, two-part front headlights, which extend to the wide ŠKODA grille, create a prominent appearance. The impressive front bumper with underride protection emphasises the athletic look of the SUV.
The second picture shows the rear of the new ŠKODA KUSHAQ, which has a clear structure and is framed by an elongated roof spoiler and a rugged rear diffuser in the bumper.
The midsize SUV’s taillights feature the brand’s trademark crystalline structures, and the ŠKODA lettering appears in block capitals on the tailgate.
As far as technology is concerned, the ŠKODA KUSHAQ and the other upcoming volume models are based on the locally developed and produced MQB-A0-IN platform.
This already complies with the new, stricter safety and emission requirements in India. With a planned 95% localisation level for the new vehicles, the technical development is being carried out at ŠKODA AUTO’s Technology Centre located in Pune.
(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)
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