Upcoming Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos - You Should Pick What?

Just recently we brought you the comparison of Skoda Kushq with the Hyundai Creta and now, in this article, Upcoming Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos will be paired. We bring you about the dimensions, styling, engine options, features and interior styling.

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Engine Options

ModelSkoda KushaqKia Seltos
Petrol Engine1.0-litre TSI
1.5-litre TSI
1.5-litre NA
1.4-litre turbo
Max. Power115 PS
150 PS
115 PS
140 PS
Max. Torque175 Nm
250 Nm
144 Nm
242 Nm
Manual Gearbox6-speed - Both6-speed - Both
Automatic Gearbox6-speed torque converter - 1.0L
7-speed DSG - 1.5L
IVT - 1.5L
7-speed DCT - 1.4L
Mileage MTNANA
Mileage ATNA
Emission NormBS6BS6

It shall be noted that the Kia Seltos is also available with a diesel engine, however, we're comparing the petrol engines only as there is no oil burner with the Kushaq. The powerful 1.5L of Kushaq churns out 150 PS with 250 Nm of peak torque and it gets a 6-speed manual as standard along with 7-speed DSG which makes it a power-packed performance.

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On the other hand, the 1.4L turbo petrol of the Kia Seltos generates just 140 PS with 242 Nm of peak torque and gets 7-speed DCT for the automatic. The 7-speed DSG on the Kushaq is slightly better and brings better performance. The 1.4L of Kia Seltos is also offered with a 6-speed stick shift.

Skoda Kushaq lower and mid variants will also be offered with a 1.0L TSI motor which is similar one as to what the Rapid gets. However, the Kushaq generates 115 PS with 175 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 6-speed manual as standard and an optional 6-speed torque converter unit. The Kia Seltos gets a bigger 1.5L naturally aspirated unit but generates only 115 PS with 144 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a 6-speed manual and IVT as an optional gearbox.


SpecificationSkoda KushaqKia Seltos
Length4221 mm4315 mm
Width1760 mm1800 mm
Height1612 mm1645 mm
Wheelbase2651 mm2610 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm190 mm
Boot Space388 litres433 litres
Fuel Tank CapacityNA50 litres

Even though both Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta share the same platform, the dimensions differ and it is the Kia Seltos that provides added length, width and height. The difference is seen when compared with the Skoda Kushaq too.

The Kushaq only highlight is the increased wheelbase of 2651 mm which gives it a USP in the segment. Else, it is the second popular mid-size SUV, Kia Seltos which gets all the attention. The Seltos wins in every department when compared with the Skoda Kushaq.


Both the SUV follow the unique and old-school conventional design and they have their own set of fan following. The Seltos gets all LED headlights with tiger nose grille which gives it an aggressive look. The butterfly effect on the Kushaq followed by the heavy cladding on the body of Kushaq makes it a looker. At the rear too, the design is favoured for both of them. Now, it is to the sales figure as to which SUV proceeds the other one.


There is no doubt that before the new Creta was launched, it was the Kia Seltos that ruled the mid-size SUV segment. With features like electric sunroof, connected car technology and much more to offer, Seltos has got it all covered.

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However, the new Kushaq is nothing short of 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.

Interiors Styling

Commenting on the Kushaq's cabin then it is similar to 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.

The Seltos, however, gets several colour schemes on the inside which are different for both Tech and GT line. It is the latter that bring a character to the SUV and justice to the cabin inside.

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