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Skoda launches Kushaq Onyx Automatic at Rs 13.49 Lakh

Skoda has upgraded the Kushaq with a new automatic Onyx variant. This version costs 13.49 Lakh (ex-showroom). The transmission on offer is a 6-speed automatic, which is now the entry-level automatic variant. This variant costs 60 thousand more than the manual transmission. Check out the rest of the details of this version ahead. 

Design of the Skoda Kushaq Onyx

The general design of the Kushaq Onyx is the same as the standard Kushaq. The difference lies in the unique ‘Onyx’ badge compared to the Kushaq Onyx at multiple spots like the B-pillars, floor mats, and scuff plates. It rides on 16-inch wheels made of steel and has a wheel cover. This seems like a letdown for a car because of its price.

Features of Skoda Kushaq Onyx

Skoda Kushaq Onyx features include LED headlamps with DRLs, black fabric seats, a 7-inch infotainment unit with wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay, automatic climate control and a 5-speaker music system.

Safety of Skoda Kushaq Onyx

To ensure safety, it gets features like 6 airbags,  ABS, EBD, ESC, and TCS. These helped the SUV get a 5-star crash test rating when GNCAP last tested it. It scored 29.64 points for adult occupant safety and 42 out of 49 for child safety. 

Engine of the Skoda Kushaq Onyx

The Onyx variant is powered by the 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of producing 113.4 bhp of power and 178 Nm of torque. As stated before, the transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It offers paddle shifters for the days you want to take control of the gear changes. This transmission has a claimed mileage of 18.9 kmpl. 

Competitors of the Skoda Kushaq Onyx

The Skoda Kushaq Onyx is in one of the most hotly contested segments of India. It competes with its sibling Skoda Taigun and other cars like the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, and Honda Elevate. 

Would you buy the Skoda Kushaq Onyx ahead of these SUVs?

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TopGear Magazine June 2024