Skoda India unveiled the production-spec Skoda Kushaq on 19th March 2021. We expect the bookings for Kushaq to begin in June this year. The mid-size SUV segment in India is currently dominated by the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Skoda Kushaq will challenge their dominance in the Indian market. Therefore, we have compared Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos in terms of dimensions, features, engine, and much more to find out whether the new Skoda SUV will become India’s next dream SUV.
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Dimensions
The Skoda Kushaq has a slightly longer wheelbase (2,651 mm) as compared to Creta and Seltos. However, its length, width, and height are relatively shorter, measuring 4,221 mm, 1760 mm, and 1612 mm, respectively. While the Creta is 4,300 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 1,635 mm in height, Seltos measures 4,315 mm (L), 1,800 mm (W) and 16,200 (H). The new Skoda SUV offers the smallest (385L) storage box in its class.
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Features
The new Skoda Kushaq comes equipped with LED headlights with daytime running lights along with features such as a 10-inch touch screen infotainment system with the latest smartphone connectivity. It offers remote communication functions, a 6-speaker audio system, and a subwoofer.
The new Skoda SUV loses the reclining rear seats, the electrically adjustable seat, a head-up display, tailgate sun shade, and driver’s digital display when compared to Creta and Seltos.
The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos both have a relatively larger infotainment unit (10.25in) and Bose’s premium eight-speaker audio system. The first comes with a panoramic sunroof and a digital driver display. All three SUVs are equipped with cruise control, climate control, rear air conditioning vents, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, keyless entry, power button, and ambient lighting.
Skoda Kushaq ensures passenger safety with accessories such as 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors with rear camera, electronic stability program, traction control, hill control, and tire pressure monitoring.
While Kia Seltos offers Blind Spot Monitor and a 360-degree camera, Skoda and the new Creta missed it.
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Prices
The Hyundai Creta is currently available in the price range of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 17.53 lakh(ex-showroom), the Kia Seltos costs between Rs 9.89 lakh – Rs 17.45 lakh(ex-showroom).
Prices of the new Skoda SUV will be announced in the month of June or July. The model is likely to be priced between Rs 9.50 lakh – Rs 16.50 lakh.
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Engine
Now let’s compare Skoda Kushaq against Creta and Seltos in terms of powertrains. The Skoda Kushaq gets a couple of engine options — 1.0-litre TSI petrol (115PS and 175Nm) with 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT torque converter, and 1.5-litre TSI petrol (150PS and 250Nm) with 6-speed MT or 7-speed DSG. But the Kushaq does not have a diesel engine option.
Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos both come with three engine options.
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: turbo-petrol engines
|Skoda Kushaq||Skoda Kushaq||Hyundai Creta||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||1.0-litre TSI petrol||1.5-litre TSI petrol||1.4-litre Kappa Turbo-GDi petrol||Smartstream 1.4-litre Turbo-GDI petrol|
|Transmission||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 7-speed DSG||7-speed DCT||6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT|
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: NA petrol engines
|Hyundai Creta||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||—||1.5-litre MPi petrol||Smartstream 1.5-litre petrol|
|Transmission||—||6-speed MT, IVT||6-speed MT, IVT|
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: diesel engines
|Skoda Kushaq||Hyundai Creta||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||—||1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel||1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel|
|Transmission||—||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT|