Skoda has finally launched the Kushaq under its India 2.0 strategy. The car has been kept at a premium price over the other cars in the C-SUV segment. The Kushaq will take on cars like the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Nissan Kicks and the Renault Duster. In today’s article on Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos, we will look at where does the Skoda Kushaq fare against the Kia Seltos overall.
Skoda Kushaq is 4225mm long, 1760mm wide & 1612mm tall. This car comes sat on a 2651mm wheelbase along with a ground clearance of 188mm. The Kia Seltos on the other hand is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide & 1645mm tall. This one comes sat on a 2610mm wheelbase and gets a ground clearance of 190mm. Skoda Kushaq gets the longest wheelbase in its segment. However, the Seltos is bigger than the Kushaq as can be clearly deciphered from the dimensions.
Kushaq is offered with 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 is capable of producing 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 car comes sat on 16 & 17-inch wheels, depending upon the trims.
Seltos, on the other hand, 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 makes 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to manual, iMT and CVT gearboxes. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is capable of making 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to manual and automatic torque converter units. The 1.4-litre unit on the Seltos makes the most power at 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. This unit is made available with options of manual as well as an automatic DCT gearbox. This car comes sat on 16 & 17-inch wheels depending on trim.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Features
Skoda Kushaq comes loaded with features like a 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, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and ventilated leather front seats being some of the key ones. Also, Kushaq gets ESC as standard. The 2021 Kia Seltos on the other hand gets features like wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, remote engine start, voice-controlled sunroof, AC vents & front defogger, air purifier, paddle shifters, front & rear parking sensors, HUD, rear disc brakes and 360-degree camera being some of the prominent ones.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Pricing
The Kushaq starts at Rs 12.43 Lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 20.85 Lakh. Kia Seltos, on the other hand, starts at Rs 11.51 Lakh and goes up to Rs 21.26 Lakh (on-road Mumbai).
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