20 Mar 2021 Jatin Jhamb
Skoda just premiered the Kushaq and needless to say, it promises a lot of added features and is definitely a looker. It will be launched in the already popular mid-size SUV segment ruled by Hyundai Creta. So here, we compare the upcoming Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta and share with you who is the winner.
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|Specification||Skoda Kushaq||Hyundai Creta|
|Length||4221 mm||4300 mm|
|Width||1760 mm||1790 mm|
|Height||1612 mm||1635 mm|
|Wheelbase||2651 mm||2610 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||NA|
|Boot Space||388 litres||433 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||NA||50 litres|
In terms of dimension, the popular Creta wins all the way in length, width and even height. The added 30 mm width in Creta creates a better shoulder space inside but it is the longer 2651 mm of wheelbase which makes it a better space inside the cabin. However, with the increased wheelbase, the boot space is hampered as it only offers 388 litres of space while that of Creta sticks to 433 litres.
|Model||Skoda Kushaq||Hyundai Creta|
|Petrol Engine||1.0-litre TSI|
|Max. Power||115 PS|
|Max. Torque||175 Nm|
|Automatic Gearbox||6-speed torque converter - 1.0L|
7-speed DSG - 1.5L
|IVT - 1.5L|
7-speed DCT - 1.4L
From the table above, the 1.0L TSI engine of the Kushaq is similar to that of Rapid but now the power figures have been upgraded from 110 PS to 115 PS. The TSI motor is peppy and brings an excellent fuel economy. The official ARAI figures are not yet out but we're sure it delivers good number.
Comparisong the naturally aspirated bigger 1.5L motor of Hyundai Creta then it churns out 115 PS with 144 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 6-speed manual and an optional IVT unit. The more powerful 1.5L TSI of Kushaq brings 150 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque on the table while the 1.4L of Creta churns out just 140 PS and 242 Nm of peak torque.
The good part is that with the bigger 1.5L TSI motor, it also gets a 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed DSG. The 1.4-litre of the Hyundai Creta is mated to a 7-speed DCT only. As per the latest emission norms both engines are BS6 paired.
The popular Hyundai Creta has been in the market for an year now and is home to 1.2 lakh families. It gets a unique split headlight and taillight design which is quite different from the conventional approach. The design is a subjective approach in the Creta's department.
On the other hand, Skoda has approached the Kushaq design with a much likeable appeal. The exteriors resemble more like the Kodiaq but in a scaled down manner which also looks appealing. The butterfly styled grille, skid plates at both front and rear, unique styled headlights along with striking design makes it a looker. In terms of looks, the Kushaq surely wins over any other mid-size SUV in the segment right now.
The USP of new Hyundai Creta along with the prices are its features. Be it ventilated seats, smart air purifier, panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable seats, BlueLink connectivity or the larger touchscreen infotainment system. Hyundai Creta spoils the buyers in a unique kind of way.
However, the new Kushaq is nothing short on features as it also gets ventilated seats, wireless charging, connected car tech, cruise control and steering mounted controls. The winner here is the Hyundai Creta as it leads on the race with features loaded till the brim.
Surprisingly, the interors of the new Hyundai Creta is well laid out. The cabin feels breathable and a unique design approach makes it likeable. Yes, from the outside it might be a subjective approach but the four-spoke steering wheel, leatherette interiors, placement of AC vents and among others.
On the other hand, Kushaq's cabin is similar as that seen on the outside. It continues with a well-laid cabin. The two-spoke steering wheel, dual-tone dashboard colour gives it an upmarket approach. Now, it is to the production model as to how the cabin is laid out in lower, mid and higher variants.
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