Anticipations for the upcoming Skoda Kushaq are high. Being the Czech brand’s latest crossover SUV for India, the Kushaq could turn out to be an interesting one. This roughly Creta-sized SUV is built on the VW Group’s MQB-A0 IN architecture and will be a 5-seater, much like its rivals. While there is still some time for the actual world premiere of the Kushaq, Skoda apparently doesn’t want the heat to die down. Therefore, the automaker has revealed some of its upcoming car’s official design sketches to keep the water boiling. And by the looks of it, the Kushaq could very well allure buyers in the premium car market.
Keep in mind that what we are seeing is just a couple of sketches – that too not of the production-spec car. Of course, if you then compare these sketches to the official photos of the Skoda Vision IN concept, there are some differences. On the flip side, there are several similarities between the two cars as well. For starters, both feature Skoda badges on the front fender, large roof rails, a sporty front fascia, and almost identical LED taillights. However, the model in the official sketches does differ from its concept relative in many other ways. Skoda’s sketches reveal the Kushaq with split LED headlamps, but their profile has been changed, plus they look slightly bigger.
And while the front grille gets the same shiny surround as the concept, it now sports an all-black center. The sculpted front bumper looks pretty much the same as the Vision IN concept, but the air scoops are mostly body-colored, and the scuff plate looks different too. One of the aspects of the Kushaq in the sketches that are more animated than its concept avatar is its massive alloy wheels with their ‘concept’ tires. The wheels and tires of the Vision IN actually look more production-ready than the ones seen on this sketch car. Both cars get the obligatory flared wheel arches and protective side cladding. However, the door mirrors of the Kushaq (from the sketches) seem pretty much ready for the real world.
Skoda has maintained the unique character line that stretches from the fender to the taillights of both cars intact, though. Around the back, the overall design of the two cars seems pretty comparable. Having said that, the Kushaq in the sketches highlights a few differences yet again. While the LED taillights look mostly similar, the model in the sketch sports what looks like separate LED strips underneath the main light units. This could likely be for the turn indicators/reversing lights – both of which are mandatory on production cars. Skoda also seems to have removed the full-width reflective strip, which the Vision IN concept had.
Comparing the two side-by-side, you will notice that both cars get the same rear windscreen design. On the other hand, the styling of the roof spoiler and rear bumper are noticeably different. The rear bumper of the Vision IN concept certainly looks fancier than the one in the sketch. This is courtesy of its larger scuff plate which also gets some vents integrated into it. However, it is the bumper design of the sketch model which actually looks complete. It also seems better incorporated into the car’s overall rear styling. For the time being, these sketches are all we got regarding the exterior design of the upcoming Skoda Kushaq. If the automaker keeps much of this unchanged, I think we will have a pretty chic SUV on our hands.
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