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2022 Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo to launch in India by May

Tuhin Guha Updated: March 24, 2022, 06:05 PM IST

Skoda India has confirmed it will launch the top-spec Monte Carlo variant of the Skoda Kushaq SUV in May 2022. The Kushaq Monte Carlo will sit above the Style variant in the lineup and is expected to get exterior, interior enhancements as well as more features.

2022 Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo changes, expected features

The Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo should follow the theme set by previous Monet Carlo editions of Skoda cars. This should mean a black-themed exterior look with all the chrome embellishments replaced with gloss black. There should be Monte Carlo exterior badging as well as black alloy wheels. The interiors are expected to get a black and red upholstery package with red highlights and being added to the cabin. Aside from the features seen in the Style like wireless charging, ventilated seat, sunroof and so on, the Kushaq should also get the 8-inch digital instrument cluster that debuted in the Slavia.

2022 Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo engine options, specifications

Since the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo should be based on the Style variant, expect to see both the engine options being offered with the new SUV. The Skoda SUV is powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol putting out 115PS and 175 Nm or a 1.5-litre turbo that makes 150PS and 250 Nm. The latter also features cylinder deactivation tech and pairs with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT. The smaller engine can be had with a six-speed manual or torque converter.

2022 Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo expected prices, rivals

The Kushaq Monte Carlo should come at a Rs 50,000 to 60,000 premium over the Style variant. Prices for the Skoda Kushaq Style start from Rs 14.89 lakh. Its main competitors are the VW Taigun, MG Astor, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

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Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
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Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
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Displacement
1353cc
Transmission
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115
Max Torque(Nm)
242
Mileage
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Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
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Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
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1949cc
Transmission
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Max Torque(Nm)
380
Mileage
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Displacement
1349cc
Transmission
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Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
220
Mileage
-NA-
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Displacement
1496cc
Transmission
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Max Torque(Nm)
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Max Torque(Nm)
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Transmission
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Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
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