New Delhi: ŠKODA AUTO India on Friday started customer deliveries of the newly-launched 1.5L TSI-powered KUSHAQ. The 1.5L TSI-powered KUSHAQ will be available for test drives and sales at all ŠKODA AUTO showrooms across India, the company said in a release.
It further said the 1.5L TSI Engine is from the Volkswagen Group’s globally acclaimed latest generation EVO series and features the first-in-segment: Active Cylinder Technology (ACT). The ACT automatically shuts down two cylinders when engine load is low, increasing its fuel efficiency.
The cylinder blocks of this four-cylinder engine are plasma-coated. The innovative, thin, powder-coated layer applied to the cylinder liners measures just 150 μm (0.15 mm). It reduces internal friction, which lowers fuel consumption. It also reduces the thermal load on the engine, owing to better distribution and dissipation of heat in the combustion chamber.
Zac Hollis, brand director, ŠKODA AUTO India, said, “We are extremely thrilled to commence the deliveries of the 1.5L TSI KUSHAQ to customers. The fact that the 1.5L TSI engine can deliver 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque with a fuel efficiency of 17.95 kmpl is an incredible testament to the power of TSI and the technologically advanced ACT system. The KUSHAQ is a vehicle specially designed and Made in India. We are overwhelmed by the outstanding response to the car across India. I urge more and more customers to visit our showrooms and test drive the vehicle.’’
The TSI engine delivers a power output of 110 kW (150 PS) @ 5000-6000 rpm and a torque of 250 Nm @ 1600-3500 rpm from its displacement of 1.5L. The engine can be either paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or with a 7-speed DSG which is offered with paddle shifters. The gear ratios offer a perfect blend of sportiness and comfort along with class-leading mileage. KUSHAQ offers a mileage of 17.95 kmpl for manual transmission and 17.71 kmpl for the automatic variant (ARAI certified).