Skoda Kushaq Style Model with Dual-Airbags Discontinued, 2022 Variant to Have Six Airbags

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Czech automaker Skoda’s Indian Army has reportedly discontinued their Kushak style variant, which was equipped with two airbags. Instead, the full-loaded 2022 variant will now be equipped with six airbags.

According to RushLane, the top variant of the Kushaq Style will now be available with only six airbags. This update applies to all Skoda Kushaq Style units of MY 2022; However, all other variants of the model, including the Active and Ambition, will continue to be offered as standard with two airbags. The Kushak style with six airbags was launched in November last year and it comes with front side and curtain airbags in addition to driver and passenger airbags. However, customers have to pay Rs. Will have to spend 70,000 more, Report Cited

The company’s decision could also be an active step in ensuring compliance with strict safety standards, as the Indian government plans to make six-airbags mandatory for all cars with up to eight passengers. Notably, many cars in the country have six airbags, but they are mostly offered in top-spec trims. Then again, the new six-airbag rule / compliance will be different, as it will apply to all types and trim levels. But the move is sure to cost consumers a lot more money to buy a four-wheeler.

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The ડાkoda Kushak is offered in three variants – Active, Ambitious and Style, based on Czech Automaker’s India-specific MQB-A0-IN platform. They are currently available in only two petrol engine options – a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, TSI petrol engine and a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, TSI petrol engine, combined with a six-speed manual unit, six-speed. Automatic unit, and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) unit.

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The Style Trim also has a larger 1.5-liter, turbo-petrol engine that can generate 148 BHP and 250 Nm and is mated to a seven-speed DCT. The Kushak base variant costs Rs. Available at a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh for a 5-liter DSG powertrain in style trim. 17.60 lakhs.

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