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    Skoda Kushaq vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Saransh Goyal Dates: 02 Jul 2021

    Skoda has launched the Kuhsaq at a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom India). It competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Maruti S-Cross and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. So, let’s compare these compact SUVs and find out which one of these deserves your hard-earned money.

     


    Skoda Kushaq

    Skoda Kushaq vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    Skoda Kushaq

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

             

    Sigma MT Rs 8.39 lakh

         

    XL 1.5 MT Rs 9.49 lakh

     

    Delta MT Rs 9.60 lakh

     

    E 1.5 MT Rs 9.99 lakh

    HTE 1.5 MT Rs 9.95 lakh

    XV 1.5 MT Rs 9.99 lakh

    RXS 1.5 MT Rs 9.86 lakh

    Zeta MT Rs 9.95 lakh

    Active 1.0 MT Rs 10.50 lakh

    EX 1.5 MT Rs 10.96 lakh

    HTK 1.5 MT Rs 10.74 lakh

     

    RXZ 1.5 MT Rs 10.46 lakh

     
           

    RXE 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 11.27 lakh

    Alpha MT Rs 11.15 lakh

     

    S 1.5 MT Rs 12.19 lakh

    HTK+ 1.5 MT Rs 11.79 lakh

    XV 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.09 lakh

    RXS 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.05 lakh

     

    Ambition 1.0 MT Rs 12.80 lakh

    SX Executive 1.5 MT Rs 13.18 lakh

     

    XV Premium 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.99 lakh

    RXZ 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.65 lakh

     
     

    SX 1.5 MT Rs 13.96 lakh

    HTX 1.5 MT Rs 13.65 lakh

    XV Premium(O) 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 13.99 lakh

       

    Style 1.0 MT Rs 14.60 lakh

       

    XV Premium(O) DT 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 14.19 lakh

       
       

    GTX(O) 1.4 Turbo MT Rs 15.35 lakh

         

    Style 1.5 MT Rs 16.20 lakh

     

    GTX+ 1.4 Turbo MT Rs 16.65 lakh

         

    Automatic

             

    Delta AT Rs 10.83 lakh

             

    Zeta AT Rs 11.18 lakh

       

    HTK+ 1.5 iMT Rs 12.19 lakh

       

    Alpha AT Rs 12.39 lakh 

         

    XV 1.3 Turbo CVT Rs 13.94 lakh

    RXS 1.3 Turbo CVT Rs 13.65 lakh

     

    Ambition 1.0 AT Rs 14.20 lakh

     

    HTX 1.5 CVT Rs 14.65 lakh

    XV Premium 1.3 Turbo CVT Rs 14.64 lakh

    RXZ 1.3 Turbo Rs 14.25 lakh

     

    Style 1.0 AT Rs 15.80 lakh

    SX 1.5 CVT Rs 15.44 lakh

           
     

    SX(O) 1.5 CVT Rs 16.65 lakh

           
     

    SX Turbo 1.4 DCT Rs 16.66 lakh

           

    Style 1.5 AT Rs 17.60 lakh

    SX(O) Turbo 1.4 DCT Rs 17.70 lakh

    GTX+ 1.4 Turbo DCT Rs 17.44 lakh

         

     

    • The Kushaq is the most expensive SUV here while the S Cross is more affordable.
    • The base variants of Creta, Seltos and Duster undercut the base-spec Kushaq by almost Rs 50,000 while the base-spec Kicks undercuts the Skoda SUV by almost a lakh. 
    • The S Cross undercuts the Kushaq by more than Rs 2 lakh. 

    Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Dimensions Comparison 

    DIMENSIONS

     

    Skoda Kushaq 

    Hyundai Creta 

    Kia Seltos 

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

    Length (mm)

    4225

    4300

    4315

    4384

    4360

    4300

    Width (mm)

    1760

    1790

    1800

    1813

    1822

    1785

    Height (mm)

    1612

    1635

    1645

    1669

    1695

    1595

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2651

    2610

    2610

    2673

    2673

    2600

    Boot Space (L)

    385

    433

    433

    400

    475

    375

     

    • The Kushaq is amongst the smallest SUVs here but has one of the largest wheelbases. 
    • The Kicks is the longest and the tallest SUV here while Duster is the widest. Both the SUVs have an identical wheelbase of 2673mm which is the longest in the segment. 
    • The Kushaq also has amongst the smallest boot at 385 litres while the Duster has the biggest boot here.  

    Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Petrol Engine Comparison

     

    Skoda Kushaq

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

    Engine

    1.0L TSI

    1.5L TSI

    1.5L NA

    1.4 Turbo

    1.5LNA

    1.4 Turbo

    1.5L NA

    1.3L Turbo

    1.5L NA

    1.3L Turbo

    1.5L NA

    Power

    115PS

    150PS

    115PS

    140PS

    115PS

    140PS

    106PS

    156PS

    106PS

    156PS

    105PS

    Torque

    178Nm

    250Nm

    144Nm

    242Nm

    144Nm

    242Nm

    142Nm

    254Nm

    142Nm

    254Nm

    138Nm

    Transmission

    6MT/6AT

    6MT/7DSG

    6MT/CVT

    7DCT

    6MT/CVT/6iMT

    6MT/7DCT

    5MT

    6MT/CVT

    5MT

    6MT/CVT

    5MT/4AT

    Fuel Economy

    17.88kmpl/15.78kmpl

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    18.55kmpl/18.43kmpl

     

    • Save for the S Cross, all SUVs here are offered with two petrol engine options. 
    • Talking about the transmission, the Kushaq 1.0 and the S Cross get a torque converter automatic while the Seltos, Creta, Duster and Kicks get CVT. 
    • The Kushaq 1.5 and the Creta-Seltos 1.4 are equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. 
    • The Seltos is the only SUV here to offer iMT (clutchless manual) transmission.
    • Although we don’t know FE figures of all the SUVs, the S-Cross should be the most frugal SUV here.

    Diesel Engine: The Kushaq is not offered with a diesel engine. Only the Creta and the Seltos are offered with a diesel engine. Both are powered by a 1.5-litre engine making 115PS and 250Nm mated to either a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

    Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Safety Features Comparison

     

    Skoda Kushaq 

    Hyundai Creta 

    Kia Seltos 

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

    Airbags

    Up to 6

    Up to 6

    Up to 6

    Up to 4

    2

    2

    ABS with EBD

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Parking Camera

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    360-degree camera

    N

    N

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    Parking sensors

    Rear

    Rear

    Front and rear

    Rear

    Rear

    Rear

    Electronic stability control

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    Hill launch assist

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    ISOFIX child seat anchors

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    Y

    Rear Disc Brakes

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Drum

    Drum

    Y

    Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Electronic parking brake

    N

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    N

    Blindspot monitor

    N

    N

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Multi-Collision Braking

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    N

    N

     

    • In terms of safety, the Kuhsaq, Seltos and Creta seem quite evenly equipped. All three SUVs offer their own set of unique features like front parking sensors (Seltos), electronic parking brake (Creta) and Multi-collision braking (Kushaq).
    • The S-Cross is the least equipped of the lot.

    Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Entertainment Features Comparison

     

    Skoda Kushaq

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

    Screen size

    10-inch

    10.25-inch

    10.25-inch

    8-inch

    7-inch

    7-inch

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Wireless

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Connected tech

    Partial with My Skoda Connect App

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Sound System

    Skoda branded

    Bose

    Bose

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Voice Control

    N

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

     

    • The Seltos and the Creta offer more features and a Bose sound system. However, the Kushaq’s 10-inch unit has best look and feel out of the lot. 

    Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Exterior Features Comparison

     

    Skoda Kushaq

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

    Headlamps

    Auto LED

    Auto LED

    Auto LED

    Auto LED

    Projector halogen

    Auto LED

    DRLs

    LED

    LED

    LED

    LED

    LED

    LED

    Sunroof

    SIngle- pane

    Panoramic

    Single-pane

    N

    N

    N

    Alloys

    17-inch alloys

    17-inch alloys

    17-inch alloys

    17-inch alloys

    17-inch alloys

    16-inch alloys

    Fog lamps

    Halogen with cornering function

    LED Projector

    LED fog lamps

    LED with cornering function

    Halogen 

    LED 

    Puddle lamps

    N

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    N


    Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Interior/Comfort Features Comparison

     

    Skoda Kushaq

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    Maruti S-Cross

    AC

    Auto

    Auto

    Auto

    Auto

    Auto

    Auto

    Rear AC vents

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Ventilated front seats

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Instrument cluster

    Analog with MID

    Digital

    Analog with 7-inch  screen

    Analog with MID

    Analog with MID

    Analog with MID

    IRVM

    Auto-dimming

    Auto-dimming

    Auto-dimming

    Manual day/night

    Manual day/night

    Auto-dimming

    Cruise Control

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Y

    Adjustable steering

    Tilt & telescopic

    Tilt

    Tilt & telescopic

    Tilt

    Tilt

    Tilt & telescopic

    Adjustable driver’s seat

    Manual with height

    8-way electrical

    8-way electrical

    Manual with height

    Manual with height 

    Manual with height

    Reclinable rear seats

    N

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    60:40 Split rear seats

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    Y

    Air purifier

    N

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Ambient lighting

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Rain sensing wipers

    Y

    N

    Y

    Y

    N

    Y

    Paddle shifters

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Wireless charging

    Y

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N

    Multiple Driving modes

    N

    Y

    Y

    N

    N

    N


    Hyundai Creta and the Seltos takes the lead when it comes to creature comforts. The Kuhsaq comes in at the second place. The Duster being the oldest is the least equipped offering here.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars. 



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