Freeway drive & overview of my Skoda Kushaq


The Kushaq can cruise at 100 km/h in sixth gear at 1,900 rpm and not using a fuss. For the whole highway journey of round 1,500 km, I acquired a gas effectivity of 18.9 km/l.

BHPian raghav1936 not too long ago shared this with different lovers.

Hi there everybody. That is going to be my first put up on team-bhp.

I needed to journey from Pune to Bareilly on 19-20 Nov resulting from some emergency and I selected to journey through highway in my new Skoda Kushaq 1 L MT. I did some analysis on which path to take and eventually determined to take Pune-Nashik-Agra-Bareilly (by no means travelled by means of this route although) route because it was shorter by 300 km than the Pune-Vadodara-Udaipur-Jaipur-Delhi-Bareilly route. I used to be travelling with my spouse and child (3.5 years outdated).

BTW, I did have some apprehension concerning the EPC difficulty occurring halfway, however I needed to attempt it sometime.

I’m scripting this weblog as I’m conscious that lots of people are on the lookout for good long-distance drive critiques of Skoda Kushaq (particularly the 1l engine) and the way it behaves on highways contemplating it is a small 3-cylinder engine.

Sadly, we weren’t in the most effective temper to take photos alongside the best way, so I’ll simply give a fast written overview of the highway and extra importantly Kushaq and its efficiency.

Present Street Situations

Day 1: 620 km, Journey Begin: 6:30 am, Journey Finish: 7:30 pm

  • Street between Pune (Wagholi) to Nashik through Pune-Chakan-Nashik freeway is nice. Don’t take a shortcut between Sinnar-Chandwad as advised by Google Maps, quite take the bypass simply earlier than Nashik.
  • Street between Nashik-Indore is nice. You possibly can simply cruise at ~90-100 and past. I do not drive too quick and all the time hold it underneath 100. You simply must be careful for rumblers. At one level there are a number of them at very quick distances.

Day2: 850 km, Journey Begin: 5:30 am , Journey Finish: 11:00 pm

  • Street between Indore – Guna-Gwalior is superb. You will discover some tough patches at Guna (perhaps 10-15 kms ), however total the highway is superb and you may simply cruise at excessive 3-digit speeds. On this route, you’d discover extra vans than passenger autos.
  • You will discover it difficult to cross Gwalior. I bypassed it through “Mother Ke Hanumanji – Reshampura” highway. The preliminary 2 kms or so is a foul patch and the remaining is a brand new highway (from the unsuitable facet although, no site visitors right here). I initially went through the Google Maps possibility which takes you from inside the metropolis which was very crowded, so I took U-turn and took the above bypass.
  • From Gwalior to Agra, the highway is okay, you may not have the ability to go over 70 kmph resulting from chaotic driving/rush throughout. Additionally, you will discover a sudden dip in highway self-discipline on this patch and past.
  • Agra (bypass)-Tundla-Etah-Kasganj-Badaun (bypass)-Bareilly stretch is superb. The highway between Tundla and Etah is 2 means so driving at evening could be a problem.

General the highway situation is nice. I might say 7/10.

How did the Kushaq carry out?

  • Since it is a new car (registered on thirtieth Oct 2021) and was simply pushed 500 kms earlier than happening this journey, I didn’t wish to rev it more durable for an preliminary 1500 or so kms. So, saved it largely underneath 3000 rpm and velocity inside 100. When cruising at 100kmph on sixth gear, it is at 1900 rpm and feels relaxed.
  • At first, I completely loved the drive. Its journey high quality, efficiency and dealing with are nice. It is planted properly on the highway and provides you the arrogance to change lanes or go at sooner speeds. On one patch I did go to increased 3-digit speeds for a brief span and by no means felt that the engine is exhausted.
  • I’ve seen many critiques about its steering being mild at increased speeds. Let me let you know that it does weigh up sufficiently to provide you confidence and I discovered it very balanced. Steering suggestions can be excellent.
  • Physique roll is minimal whereas cornering at excessive speeds.
  • Throughout overtakes, you’ll generally should shift down and rev more durable. I generally felt, want it had a little bit extra energy/torque. It may presumably be resulting from me not revving more durable sufficient. Will replace on this on my return journey.
  • At velocity on very unhealthy roads or excessive bumps, you will see noise coming into the cabin, however suspension tuning is nice and you’ll nonetheless be planted and never thrown right here and there.
  • Brakes are superior. Doesn’t nostril dive resulting from small engine.
  • For the whole journey of ~1500 kms, the mileage was 18.9 kmpl. I did get ~ 23kmpl on some stretches the place I used to be cruising at 100/sixth gear for an extended interval. Within the metropolis site visitors, mileage will drop right down to 10-13 kmpl relying on the site visitors density. From Pune to Indore stretch I used Shell regular petrol and between Indore – Bareilly I used HP energy.

Points

  • I too confronted the cabin noise resulting from door rattle on unhealthy patches from the very subsequent day of getting the car. I had utilized fellow BHPian d_himan’s repair and the rattle did cut back drastically (I might say >95 %). Because of him for this wonderful answer. I did attempt silicone lube spray from 3M, nevertheless it didn’t work.
  • Android Auto was additionally disconnecting very continuously. My cellphone isn’t appropriate with the wi-fi Android Auto connection, so I used cables. I’m not positive if it disconnects resulting from cellphone, wire, automotive or AA itself. Any assistance on this is able to be appreciated.

Attaching the one pic I took on the journey… Take pleasure in!

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