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Old 28th March 2023, 12:00   #1
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Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition : A Close Look

Skoda has unveiled the Kushaq Onyx Edition. It is positioned between the base Active and the Ambition Classic variants of the car.

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Since the Skoda Kushaq has already been reviewed by Team-BHP, this report will only focus on features of the Onyx Edition. To read the full official review, click here.



Like previous Onyx Editions of Skoda cars, the Kushaq Onyx Edition features cosmetic changes on the outside and inside. There are no mechanical changes to the car.

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Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition Exterior Features


Front end is identical to the standard car in design. No silver highlights though:
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Crystaline LED headlamps with halogen foglamps below, which are not available on the Active variant:
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LED DRLs have been provided as well:
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Skid plate is finished in black like the Active variant. Ambition Classic and higher variants get a silver unit:
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Onyx-designed decals on the front and rear doors:
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Body coloured door handles. No request sensors:
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Onyx badge on the B-pillar:
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No chrome on the window line:
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16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers shod with 205/60 section tyres. Higher variants get alloy wheels:
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Black roof rails. Higher variants get silver units:
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Stubby antenna sits at the end of the roof section. Higher variants get a sharkfin antenna:
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No reverse camera:
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Rear wiper, which the Active variant does not get:
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Washer is neatly integrated into the stop lamp:
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Black skid plate like the Active variant:
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Onyx Edition is available only with the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. It develops 113 BHP (@ 5,000-5,500 rpm) and 178 Nm (@ 1,750 - 4,500 rpm) and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Automatic transmission is not available:
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Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition Interior Features


Dashboard gets the same beige and black theme as earlier, but piano black is used sparingly:
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Steering wheel is not wrapped in leather. Piano black insert at the bottom is also missing:
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Close-up of the detailing on the steering wheel:
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Instrument cluster is similar to some Skoda cars from the past. MID shows digital fuel and temperature gauges, DTE, outside temperature, fuel consumption, digital speedometer and clock:
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Cruise control is not available:
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Plain Jane beige and black doorpads. No chrome or piano black inserts and no strings in the door pockets:
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Onyx branded aluminium scuff plates provided:
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Seats are draped in perforated leatherette upholstery with fabric inserts and white stitching:
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Close-up of the fabric upholstery:
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Onyx inscription on the headrests:
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Center armrest is draped in black fabric and gets white contrast stitching:
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A, B & C pedals since the Onyx Edition does not get an AT option:
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Textile 3D-effect floor mats are standard:
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No branding on tweeters:
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Manual day/night IRVM is smaller than we would like:
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7-inch touchscreen head-unit from the Active variant. It gets Bluetooth and wired Android Auto / Apple CarPlay connectivity:
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Climatronic climate control system with an "Air Care" air purifier function and a touch-and-slide function for adjusting the temperature and fan blower speed. Active variant gets a manual HVAC unit:
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No USB charging ports provided:
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No wireless charging pad for smartphones either:
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Black gear knob gets a thin chrome border. Gear lever gets a leather boot:
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Handbrake release is finished in black:
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Glovebox does not get a cooling vent:
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No sunroof controls in roof bezel:
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Rear doorpads have an identical theme to the front ones:
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No scuff plates at the rear:
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Rear seats with perforated leatherette upholstery with fabric inserts. Backrest is not split. No center armrest either:
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Seatbacks are not scooped out like in the higher variants:
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No USB charging ports at the rear:
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3D-effect floor mats in the rear:
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Along with the rear wiper / washer, a defogger has been provided:
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Re: Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition : A Close Look

No USB charging ports? Front as well as at the back?

How stupid! Height of ridiculous cost cutting.
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No USB charging ports? Front as well as at the back?
Think the front has a usb charging option just below the ice screen on the left.
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Think the front has a usb charging option just below the ice screen on the left.
That's for the Android Auto / Apple CarPlay connectivity. No fast charging options anywhere. The top variant gets four Type-C charging ports. There are none in the Onyx variant.
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Think the front has a usb charging option just below the ice screen on the left.
That’s the dedicated point for the wired Android Auto / Apple CarPlay connection. Ulta slow charging, most likely. Otherwise, there is no other USB port anywhere on the car, A type or C type. There is no wireless charging and I don’t see any 12v outlet either.
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Re: Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition : A Close Look

The exterior looks like a car on camouflage testing. Not sure if a customer would want to see that every day!
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Re: Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition : A Close Look

I thought Maruti have the worst stickering job out there. But Skoda outdid them with the onyx edition . Looks very bad with the stickers
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Looks very bad with the stickers
That looks like the mud splash people usually get on their car while driving after a rain. Hopefully, the cleaning guys don't scrape it off, thinking it to be a stubborn stain.
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The only premium looking thing on the interior is the Skoda badge on the steering wheel.
They should seriously consider firing the guy who has such poor taste for cabin design (the namesake infotainment screen looks horrendous) and hell bent on cost cutting in Skoda 2.0 cars.
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Why Skoda why ? ,I bet the local shop down my street can do a better sticker job than what has been done to "Onyx Edition". I guess VW and Skoda can start a 101 on how to do a bad sticker job and pass it off as a special edition.
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The decals aside, I think that this is a really good move by Skoda. There is a difference of 1.75L between the Active TSI and the Ambition TSI and this variant fits nicely in between. Most of the changes that you see in this variant are difficult to incorporate after market like the sleek looking LED projectors, auto AC, rear wiper and defogger etc. The only major miss of this variant is the lack of the 10 inch touchscreen/ a more modern looking touchscreen which the higher variants offer. You can easily 'fix' the lack of alloys and the lack of leather on the steering wheel. Heck, you can even fix the touch screen but it shall take away the OEM look.

Overall, a good move by Skoda though I do hope that it is possible to avoid having those decals at the customer's request.
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Re: Skoda Kushaq Onyx Edition : A Close Look

For a little close to lakh more than the Active, you get the below
projector headlights with drl
front fog lamps
different and better seat upholstery than active
Auto AC
rear wiper, defogger
floor mats
1 or 2 very small chrome / piano black finishes
onyx decals (looks really bad to me)

Now add a little more than 1 lakh and you get an Ambition with
Alloy wheels
Better 8" ICE
different seat fabric (not necessarily better)
ambient lighting
little more chrome and piano black on inside
Silver bumper bottoms and roof rails
a little more tit bits.

Skoda could have looked at introducing the blue from the Taigun as well.
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Looks like Skoda is targetting a variant in each lakh within 10 to 20L bracket. They launched the Ambition in 1.5L engine too which is a fantastic move. Only they could have avoided the ugly sticker job.

If this how this decal looks in a white car, I can't fathom how it will be in Grey and Red colours
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