The 5th-generation Honda City, which was launched last year is a great car. It gives a tough fight to cars in its competition. However, the car comes at a high price. With a high price tag, it steps into the territories of SUVs. Now, a new C-segment SUV is set to enter the market, the Skoda Kushaq. The car is a really promising product and will surely give a tough fight to cars in its competition. However, we are interested in seeing how the Kushaq fares against the City, and so would you be. In this article on Honda City vs Skoda Kushaq, we will see whether the buyers of the former car should wait for the latter.
The new Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall. It sits on a wheelbase of 2600mm and gets a boot storage capacity of 506-litres. It gets a ground clearance of 165mm. The Skoda Kushaq on the other hand is 4225mm long, 1760mm wide and 1612mm tall. The Kushaq gets the segment-best wheelbase of 2651mm. Moreover, the Kushaq has a ground clearance of 188mm and gets a boot capacity of 385-litres.
Honda City vs Skoda Kushaq features
The new Honda City comes loaded with features that surely do attract many buyers. 8 speaker premium sound system, remote engine start-stop, one-touch electric sunroof, G-Meter, ambient lighting, connected car tech with Alexa integration, fully digital instrument cluster, lane watch camera & 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system are some of the prominent ones. Even the Kushaq is not far behind in terms of the features that it has on offer. Wireless connectivity via Android Auto & Apple Car Play, connected car tech, paddle-shifters, wireless charging, an ambient lighting system, an electric sunroof and ventilated leather front seats are some of the noteworthy features.
Honda City vs Skoda Kushaq specifications
The Honda City gets 1.5-litre petrol as well as a diesel engine. Both these engines come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol unit also comes mated to a 7-speed CVT gearbox. The petrol engine makes 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. The diesel unit makes 98bhp and 200Nm of torque. The Honda City comes sat on 16-inch alloy wheels. Coming to Kushaq, the car will come powered by two turbo-petrol engines. Skoda has decided to skip diesel engines for its products. It gets a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder TSI engine which will make 113bhp & 175Nm torque and a much powerful 1.5-litre TSI engine which will make 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. The 1.0-litre unit will come mated to a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox. The 1.5-litre unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. This one will sit on 17-inch alloys in its top variants.
Should new City buyers wait for Kushaq?
If you are looking for a car that will offer great features, premium styling, great build quality, will easily take you over bad patches, provide you with the feel of an SUV and come with powerful engine performance, you should definitely wait to check out the Skoda Kushaq. The car sits on a longer wheelbase when compared to the City, meaning it would offer a bit better legroom and knee room on the inside too. We will have to test that. However, if you want a car that offers great boot space, comes with a diesel engine and provides a few extra features like G-Meter & integrated Alexa, you should go for the Honda City.
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