The SUV sports a new 8-inch Panasonic infotainment system

Skoda has updated the features of the Kushaq SUV, Style variants get 8-inch driver’s display

Skoda has updated the features of the Kushaq on a positive note, this time, after facing flak for the infotainment system downgrade recently. Not to forget the company’s move earlier, this year, to even remove the auto-folding feature of the ORVMs citing global chip shortage.

Now, the Style variants of the Kushaq get the 8-inch digital driver’s display which was, all this time, exclusive only for the Monte Carlo trim. This is the same unit on the Slavia as well.

As far as the new infotainment system goes, the 8-inch Panasonic unit is a big downgrade from the original 1. It’s not only smaller in size but also lacks wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s not even a full touchscreen unit but has dials and tactile buttons.

The Czech maker has also deleted the much-needed amplifier and sub-woofer. But, users who tested the new system informed that there’s not a big downgrade in terms of sound quality except for the lack of bass. The system lacks inbuilt navigation as well.

Just over a month ago, Skoda launched the a new Style NSR variant for the Kushaq. Though it’s based on the 1-litre Style manual variant and sits among the top-end variants, it lost some key features.

The Kushaq is among the most performance oriented cars in its segment

Priced at Rs. 15.09 lakhs (ex-showroom), it’s cheaper than the regular Style 1.0 TSI MT by Rs. 20,000/-. The ‘NSR’ in its title stands for ‘Non Sunroof’, and it, rightly, lacks a sunroof. Further, the variant also lacks crucial features: rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming IRVM.

Except for these feature additions and deletions, Skoda Kushaq is 1 of the interesting propositions in the C and D segment SUV space as it features powerful TSI motors offering maximum fun behind the wheels.

It currently competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, and Tata Harrier to name a few.