Skoda Kushaq has been a very hot product ever since its official reveal in the country a while ago. Zac Hollis, Director, Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda India, recently revealed via one of his tweets that the Kushaq is slated for a launch sometime in June. Also, he revealed that the car will hit the showrooms by July. Now with not much time left, competitors would have to be really serious to take on this car. In this article on Kia Seltos vs Skoda Kushaq, we will discuss which one should you pick.
The Skoda Kushaq is 4225mm long, 1760mm wide and 1612mm tall with a ground clearance of 188mm. The Kia Seltos on the other side is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide & 1645mm high with a ground clearance of 190mm. The Seltos has a wheelbase of 2610mm, whereas it has been kept at 2651mm for the Kushaq, making it the longest wheelbase in its segment. With that being said, the Seltos is longer, wider & taller than the Kushaq.
Engine & Transmission
The Skoda Kushaq will be offered with two engine options; a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder TSI engine which is capable of producing 113bhp and 175Nm torque and a 1.5-litre TSI engine which will produce 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. The 1.0-litre unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as well as a 6-speed torque converter. The 1.5-litre unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The Kia Seltos is offered with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines along with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is capable of making 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to a manual, an iMT as well as a CVT gearbox. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is capable of making 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to a manual and a torque converter unit. The 1.4-litre unit on the Seltos makes 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. This unit can be had with a manual as well as an automatic DCT gearbox.
Kia Seltos vs Skoda Kushaq Features
Skoda Kushaq comes with a long list of features. 2-spoke steering wheel, wireless connectivity via Android Auto & Apple Car Play, wireless charging, connected car tech, paddle-shifters, an ambient lighting system, cruise control, electric sunroof, touch-controlled climate controls and ventilated leather front seats being some of them. The 2021 Kia Seltos on the other hand gets features like wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, remote engine start, voice-controlled sunroof, music system with ambient lights, air purifier and paddle shifters.
Which one should you pick?
When looked closely, both the cars are very closely matched with one minutely outshining the other in some aspects. So, if you wish to buy a car that is not so common for the time being, you should definitely wait for the Kushaq. The final pricing will make it more clear which is a better proposition compared to the other. Bith have tremendous engine options, the Seltos will still be a perfect pick for someone who wants a diesel engine.
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