Skoda Kushaq, Slavia Ambition now get 1.5 TSI option

    The 1.5 TSI Ambition variants of the Kushaq and Slavia cost Rs 1.8 lakh and Rs 1.95 lakh more than the equivalent 1.0 TSI variant, respectively.

    Published On Mar 28, 2023 03:26:00 PM

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    Skoda Kushaq, Slavia Ambition now get 1.5 TSI option

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    Skoda has introduced the more powerful 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine in the Ambition variants of the Kushaq and Slavia. Prices for the Kushaq Ambition 1.5 start from Rs 14.99 lakh, while the Slavia Ambition 1.5 is priced from Rs 14.94 lakh (ex-showroom). This engine was earlier available only on the top-spec Style variants of the Kushaq and Slavia, and introducing it in the mid variant helps attract buyers looking for a more powerful engine.

    1. Kushaq, Slavia Ambition get 1.5 petrol
    2. Two gearbox options available
    3. Ambition variants now also get dual-tone paint option

    Skoda Kushaq, Ambition 1.5 petrol: how does it compare with 1.0 Ambition?

    The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine delivers 150hp and 250Nm of torque, which is 34hp and 72Nm more than the 1.0-litre iteration. Customers can choose from either a six-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox to go with this engine option. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine also gets cylinder deactivation, where two cylinders are completely shut down in the interest of fuel efficiency.

    The Kushaq Ambition 1.5 MT is priced from Rs 14.99 lakh, which is Rs 1.8 lakh more than the Kushaq Ambition 1.0-litre MT (Rs 13.19 lakh). The automatic gearbox-equipped variant costs Rs 16.79 lakh, which is Rs 1.8 lakh more than the Kushaq Ambition 1.0 AT. Skoda has also introduced the Kushaq 1.5 TSI Ambition dual-tone that's priced at Rs 16.84 lakh.

    The Slavia 1.5 TSI Ambition costs Rs 1.95 lakh more (Rs 14.94 lakh) than the 1.0-litre auto variant. The automatic variant, at Rs 16.24 lakh, is a Rs 1.95 lakh premium over the equivalent 1.0 variant, while the Slavia 1.5 TSI Ambition dual tone costs Rs 16.29 lakh.

    Skoda Kushaq, Taigun 1.5 TSI Ambition prices
    Ambition 1.5 TSIAmbition 1.0 TSIDifference
    Kushaq MTRs 14.99 lakhRs 13.19 lakhRs 1.8 lakh
    Kushaq ATRs 16.79 lakhRs 14.99 lakhRs 1.8 lakh
    Slavia MTRs 14.94 lakhRs 12.99 lakhRs 1.95 lakh
    Slavia ATRs 16.24 lakhRs 14.29 lakhRs 1.95 lakh

    The 1.5 TSI and 1.0 TSI turbo-petrol engines are shared with other VW Group products in India like the VW Taigun SUV and the Virtus sedan. Interestingly, unlike Volkswagen, Skoda does not have visual differentiators between the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI variants.

    Additionally, Skoda also launched the Kushaq Onyx edition in India recently. Click here to read more on that.

    With the 1.5 TSI becoming more accessible, would you go for it over the 1.0 TSI? Let us know in the comments.

    Also see: 

    ‘India key to Skoda’s internationalisation plans’: CEO Klaus Zellmer

    Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI review: India's most powerful midsize sedan

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