Here is a detailed comparison of Skoda Kushaq and Kia Seltos on the basis of Features, Interior, Exterior, Engine Specs, Dimensions and other aspects.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Exterior
-Kia Seltos still has one of most contemporary and refreshing exteriors. It gets excellent detailing with sleek and sharp headlamps while Kushaq has got sporty and aggressive stance.
-While in Skoda Kushaq features LED Projector headlights which will better illuminate the ground that LED lights of Kia Seltos.
-Both the mid sized SUVs are shod on 17-inch alloys with the one being in Kia Seltos looking better.
-Full black cladding runs across the SUVs with skid plates available at both front and rear. The tail lights in these two SUVs are all LEDs with Kushaq having Skoda lettering in centre while Kia Motors opting for a chrome garnish connecting the lights.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Interior
-The two SUVs has got handsome looking dashboard. The SUVs can be had with dual tone interiors with the turbo petrol (GT line) variants offering all black interiors as well.
-Steering of Kia Seltos is flat bottomed while that of Kushaq is a two spoke affair housing premium and pleasant to operate controls.
-Infotainment system size of the SUVs is more or less the same. The unit of Kushaq is dash top mounted while the Korean mid size SUV has a single connected piece for instrument panel and the infotainment system.
-Kia Seltos possess multi colour sound mood lighting while for Kushaq, the carmakers offers white ambient lighting which can be seen on multiple areas and is offered right from the base variant.
-Kia Seltos’s climate control system has piano black elements while that of Kushaq even feels more premium with touch operation.
Skoda Kushaq Vs Kia Seltos Dimensions
|Skoda Kushaq||Kia Seltos|
|Length||4225 mm||4315 mm|
|Width||1760 mm||1800 mm|
|Height||1612 mm||1620 mm|
|Wheelbase||2651 mm||2610 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||190 mm|
|Boot Space||385 L||433 L|
- Kia Seltos is 90 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 8 mm taller than Skoda Kushaq SUV.
- Wheelbase of Skoda Kushaq is best in class and when compared to Seltos, it is longer by 41 mm.
- Kia Seltos ground clearance at 190 mm is higher than Kushaq’s 188 mm.
- Boot space with all rows up is 433 litres in Seltos which translates into 48-litre extra luggage space than Kushaq’s trunk.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Engine Specs Comparison
|Turbo Petrol||Skoda Kushaq||Skoda Kushaq||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||1.0 L TSI||1.5 TSI||1.4 L T-GDI|
|No of Cylinders||3||4||4|
|Capacity||999 cc||1498 cc||1397 cc|
|Power||113 BHP||148 BHP||138 BHP|
|Torque||175 NM||250 NM||242 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / AT||6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DSG||6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT|
|Mileage||–||–||16.1 kmpl / 16.5 kmpl|
We will compare Skoda Kushaq’s 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engine with Seltos’s 1.4-litre GDI petrol unit.
- Kushaq has a bigger engine which ensures 10 BHP and 8 NM of more torque than the Korean’s turbo petrol unit.
- Both the SUV with turbo petrol engines can be had with manual and dual clutch auto transmission.
- Skoda Kushaq’s 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine will be close to that of Kia Seltos which has got claimed figures of 16.1 kmpl for manual and 16.5 kmpl for DCT.
Other Engine Options
|Kia Seltos||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||1.5 L MPI||1.5 L U2 CRDi|
|No of Cylinders||1497 cc||1493 cc|
|Power||113 BHP||113 BHP|
|Torque||144 NM||250 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT||6 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT|
|Mileage||16.5 kmpl / 16.8 kmpl||21 kmpl / 18 kmpl|
Kia Seltos also a wide variety in the form of naturally aspirated petrol engine as well a diesel unit. The USP of Kia Seltos is still the availability of both the transmission choices with all its engine options.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Features
|Features||Skoda Kushaq||Kia Seltos|
|Android Auto, Apple Carplay||Wireless||Standard|
|Connected Car Technology||Yes||Yes|
|Sound System||7 Speaker Skoda||8 Speaker Bose|
|Automatic Climate Control||Yes||Yes|
|Wireless Phone Charging||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Front Seats||Yes||Yes|
|Powered Driver Seat||–||Yes|
|Auto Dimming IRVM||Yes||Yes|
|Recline Rear Seats||–||Yes|
|Push Button Start with Keyless Entry||Yes||Yes|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Yes||Yes|
|Rear window sunshade||–||Yes|
|Heads up display||–||Yes|
-There are quite a number of similar features between the two SUVs. Certain features that are specific to Kushaq are wireless android auto, Apple CarPlay and cooled glovebox compartment.
-Tons of extra features that Kia Seltos offers our Kushaq are 8 speaker Bose sound system, electric driver seat, air purifier, 2 step recline rear seats, 3 drive and traction modes, rear window sunshade and first in segment feature of heads up display.
|Safety Features||Skoda Kushaq||Kia Seltos|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|360 degree camera||–||Yes|
|Blind Spot Camera||–||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||–||Yes|
-6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic stability control, traction control and auto headlamps are common features with ABS with EBD and ESP being offered in Kushaq right from base model.
-Kia Seltos offers 360 degree camera, blind spot monitor as well as disc brakes for all four wheels, features that are not offered with the upcoming Czech SUV in india.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Platform & Safety
|Skoda Kushaq||MQB A0 IN|
Skoda Kushaq comes built on MQB-A0 IN platform which is Volkswagen group’s localised version of the MQB A0 platform while Kia Seltos which comes with K2 platform makes use of high strength steel. The latter’s base model tested in Global NCAP managed to score 3 stars safety rating.
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Price
|SUVs||Price (Ex Showroom)|
|Skoda Kushaq||Rs 9.7 lakhs – Rs 15.5 lakhs|
|Kia Seltos||Rs 9.89 lakhs – Rs 17.45 lakhs|
Skoda Kushaq available with petrol engine is expected to fall in the price bracket of Rs 9.7 lakhs and Rs 15.5 lakhs. Kia Seltos has a wide price bracket with Rs 9.89 lakh for the base HTE petrol manual with top end fully feature rich variant having price sticker of Rs 17.45 lakhs.