Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos – Full Comparison

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Skoda Kushaq has an aggressive and sporty face

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.

skoda kushaq vs kia Seltos
Skoda Kushaq has an aggressive and sporty face

-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.

skoda kushaq vs kia seltos rear comparison
Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Rear View

-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.

skoda kushaq vs kia seltos interior
Skoda Kushaq & Kia Seltos Interiors

-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 KushaqKia Seltos
Length4225 mm4315 mm
Width1760 mm1800 mm
Height 1612 mm1620 mm
Wheelbase2651 mm2610 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm190 mm
Boot Space385 L433 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 PetrolSkoda KushaqSkoda KushaqKia Seltos
Engine1.0 L TSI1.5 TSI1.4 L T-GDI
No of Cylinders344
Capacity999 cc1498 cc1397 cc 
Power113 BHP148 BHP138 BHP
Torque175 NM250 NM242 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DSG6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT
Mileage16.1 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 SeltosKia Seltos
Engine1.5 L MPI 1.5 L U2 CRDi
No of Cylinders1497 cc1493 cc
Capacity44
Power113 BHP113 BHP
Torque144 NM250 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT6 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT
Mileage16.5 kmpl / 16.8 kmpl21 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.

Also Read: Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Detailed Comparison

Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos Features

FeaturesSkoda KushaqKia Seltos
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED
Tail LampsLEDLED
Wheel Size17-inch17-inch
SunroofStandardStandard
Instrument ClusterAnalogAnalog
Infotainment System10-inch10.25-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarplayWirelessStandard
Connected Car TechnologyYesYes
Sound System7 Speaker Skoda8 Speaker Bose
Cooled GloveboxYes
Ambient LightingYesYes
Automatic Climate ControlYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
Ventilated Front SeatsYesYes
Powered Driver SeatYes
Air PurifierYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Recline Rear SeatsYes
Push Button Start with Keyless EntryYesYes
Rain Sensing WipersYesYes
Rear window sunshadeYes
Heads up display Yes
Drive/Traction ModesYes

-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.

kia seltos bose sound system
Kia Seltos features 8 speaker Bose premium sound system.

-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 FeaturesSkoda KushaqKia Seltos
Airbags66
ABS with EBDYesYes
ESPYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
360 degree cameraYes
Blind Spot CameraYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYes

-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

SUVsPlatform
Skoda KushaqMQB A0 IN
Kia SeltosK2 
kia seltos platform
Kia Seltos is based on the K2 platform which comes with high strength steel

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

SUVsPrice (Ex Showroom)
Skoda KushaqRs 9.7 lakhs – Rs 15.5 lakhs
Kia SeltosRs 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.