Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kushaq will receive a function deletion
The lack of semiconductor chips is a nightmare for automakers and consumers. The shortage has caused huge waiting times for many cars, resulting in many losses for the brands. Now the shortage has led to manufacturers also deleting features. Skoda and Volkswagen dropped the automatic folding mirror feature from the Kushaq and Tiguan. Pricing hasn’t changed, however, and we’re not sure if the features will be rolled out again in the future.
Skoda Kushaq Review
In terms of design, the Skoda Kushaq offers a very sharp and angular look all around. The traditional butterfly grille is now thicker and given a black piano lacquer finish. With their slim and angular design, the headlights offer a contrast to the radiator grille. The bumper is plastic covered and gets a silver wear plate. The side profile is fairly simple, with a single character line starting from the emblem on the fender and running to the rear of the car. We also get to see wheel arches that neatly complement the alloy wheels. The Kushaq gets the new Skoda interior with the double-spoke steering wheel and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The leather seats are ventilated and the cabin has a premium feel.
The Kushaq offers two petrol TSI engine options. A 1.0 liter TSI engine with 115 hp and 175 Nm of torque. This unit is mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter. On the other hand, there is a 1.5-liter TSI engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque. This unit is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG
Volkswagen Taigun review
Like other Volkswagens, the Taigun is characterized by a typically reserved design. The front features an upright face with a chrome grille with horizontal slats. The headlights are LED projector units with LED DRLs. The front bumpers get an extensive chrome treatment and a silver skid plate. Depending on the variant, there are 16-inch steel wheels and 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels on the side. The rear features LED taillights and a horizontal “infinity” LED element that runs across the trunk.
Other details include a shark fin antenna and silver roof rails. The interior is again understated with minimal cuts and creases. It gets a 10-inch, 6-speaker touchscreen infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity. Top-end variants also get an 8-inch virtual cockpit. Other features include wireless charging, a cooled glove box, USB-C charging ports, rear climate control vents, power folding mirrors, climate control with touch-sensitive controls and Volkswagen’s new three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel.
The Taigun has two petrol engines and no diesel engine. The entry-level engine is a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder TSI engine that produces 115 hp and 178 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.