Powertrains: two powerful and efficient TSI engines

› Output from 85 kW (115 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS)
› Optional 6-speed automatic transmission and 7-speed DSG
› Plasma-coated 1.5 TSI petrol engine with active cylinder technology (ACT)

Mladá Boleslav / Pune, 26 June 2021 – There is a choice of two efficient and powerful petrol engines for the new ŠKODA KUSHAQ. The advanced TSI engines deliver an output from 85 kW (115 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). They meet India’s stringent BS6 emission standards and both engines deliver their power to the road via a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 6-speed automatic transmission and 7-speed DSG are optional.

The new KUSHAQ offers two advanced and efficient TSI engines. Thanks to their particularly low fuel consumption, the direct-injection petrol engines offer great mileage. The entry-level engine is the three-cylinder 1.0 TSI. Its injection pressure is up to 350 bar, and produces an output of 85 kW (115 PS) from its displacement of one litre. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, or optionally via a new-generation 6-speed automatic transmission. The KUSHAQ is the first car offered by Volkswagen Group in India featuring a new torque convertor.



Latest-generation EVO 1.5 TSI with active cylinder technology making its debut in the segment

The 1.5 TSI petrol engine is from Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation. It is the first engine in this segment to feature active cylinder technology (ACT), which automatically – and almost without the driver noticing – shuts down two cylinders when engine load is low. The cylinder blocks of the 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 thermal load on the engine, thanks to better distribution and dissipation of heat in the combustion chamber. The four-cylinder engine develops 110 kW (150 PS) from its displacement of 1.5 l, which is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, same as in the 1.0 TSI. The top-level engine can be coupled with a 7 speed DSG, with gear ratios that offer a perfect blend of sportiness and comfort.

Engines available for the new ŠKODA KUSHAQ at a glance:

Engine Cylinders Max. power output Max. torque
Max. speed [km/h] Acceleration
0‑100 km/h [s]
[kW] [PS]
1.0 TSI 3 85 115 178 6‑M 6-A 186* 181* 10,6* 11,7*
1.5 TSI EVO 4 110 150 250 6‑M 7-DSG 190* 190* 8,6* 8,6*

*preliminary data


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