The New Kushaq Onyx Automatic at Rs 13.49L

Skoda Auto India Equips the Kushaq Onyx with Automatic Transmission

Skoda Auto India continues its strategy of enhancing its product lineup by introducing the Kushaq Onyx AT. Originally released in Q1 2023, the Onyx variant was developed based on customer feedback to provide high value and satisfaction to Skoda fans. Responding to ongoing customer input, Skoda has now further upgraded the Kushaq Onyx with an automatic transmission and a suite of new features, making it the most affordable automatic option in its segment.

Key Highlights:

The Kushaq Onyx is a high-value option for customers seeking premium features from higher variants.
Available exclusively with the 1.0 TSI engine.
Offers both a six-speed manual and the newly introduced six-speed automatic transmission.
Features Hill Hold Control, Paddle Shifters, and other advanced features from higher variants.
All versions now come equipped with six airbags as standard.

Customer-Centric Enhancements

Petr Janeba, Brand Director of Skoda Auto India, stated, This new Kushaq Onyx model has been introduced based on customer feedback, which highlighted a significant demand for a more affordable automatic variant. Our goal is to offer the most competitively priced automatic vehicle in its class. By ensuring a seamless ownership experience and maintaining close communication with our customers, we are committed to understanding and meeting their needs as a central part of our growth strategy,” said Petr Janeba, Brand Director of Skoda Auto India.

Enhanced Features and Safety

Positioned between the currently Active and Ambition variants, the Onyx AT incorporates several features from the higher Ambition variant:

Exterior Enhancements: Skoda Crystalline LED headlamps with DRLs, front fog lamps with static cornering function, rear wiper, and defogger. The vehicle also features Tecton Wheel covers and ‘Onyx’ badging on the B-pillars.
Interior Upgrades: Hill Hold Control, Paddle Shifters, a 2-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with a chrome scroller, Climatronic touch panel, and Onyx-themed cushions and textile mats. The front scruff plates now feature an ‘Onyx’ inscription.
Safety: All new Onyx AT models come equipped with six airbags as standard.

Performance and Efficiency

The Onyx AT is powered by Skoda’s reliable 1.0 TSI turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 85 kW (115 PS) of power and 178 Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Kushaq has been tested under the Global New Car Assessment Programme’s newer and stricter protocols, scoring 29.64 points out of 34 for adult occupant safety and 42 out of 49 points for child safety. It was the first made-in-India car to achieve a full five-star rating for both adult and child protection.

Built for India

The Kushaq is built on the MQB-A0-IN platform, developed specifically for India with a focus on high localization (95%) and low cost of ownership (starting at Rs 0.46 per kilometer). Introduced in July 2021, the Kushaq is Skoda’s flagship SUV in India. Following the Kushaq, the Slavia sedan was launched in March 2022. Skoda has also announced an all-new compact SUV based on this platform, set to debut in 2025.


Model: Kushaq Onyx 1.0 TSI AT
Ex-showroom Price (INR): ₹ 13,49,000
The Kushaq Onyx AT combines affordability with premium features, reinforcing Skoda Auto India’s commitment to delivering value and satisfaction to its customers. Stay tuned for more updates and information on this exciting new addition to the Skoda lineup.”