The much-awaited Skoda Kushaq is all set to launch next month and has completed its on-road testing on Indian roads.
Skoda Kushaq On-road testing details
Skoda said that the Kushaq has logged almost 17 lakh kilometres across the country during the on-road testing process. Skoda says that the driving and laboratory tests are important for the development and subsequent homologation of any new model. According to Skoda the Kushaq has been tested in various diverse locations all across India with varying climate and temperatures like deserts in Rajasthan, Himalayas, and in dense traffic conditions of Indian cities.
Skoda Kushaq has been designed while being considerate of the different scenarios it has to deal with in a realistic scenario like dirt roads, rocky roads, and roads filled with water during the monsoon season. To deal with these various scenarios some changes have been made like moving the horns placement from behind the radiator grille to behind the front bumper. Kushaq also has stress-tested its clutch to suit long-duration heavy traffic conditions.
Role of Central Development Workshop and Technical Centre:
Central development workshop and technical centre which is newly built by the Volkswagen group have taken part in the evaluation of Kushaq’s electronics and acoustic properties testing and other field testing preps.
Once the vehicle goes back to the centre, the centre collects all the testing data. There also exists a breadboard which the technicians can use which allows the electricals to be tested and connected without the need to be fitted inside the car.
This testing centre is being used for the testing of the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun SUV as well.
The Kushaq’s price is set to be announced after the launch of the Octavia. Kushaq will be available in India in two engine options along with a range of 3 variants.
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