Skoda has launched two new products into the Indian market this year. They have entered the compact SUV market with Kushaq. They have also tried to re-ignite the sedan segment with the Slavia. These siblings share the same powertrains but are from different segments with a similar price range. Let’s see how they sit across each other:
Engine & Transmission
Both these cars come with similar engine options. Skoda offers a pair of turbocharged petrol engines; a 1.0-litre TSI & a 1.5-litre TSI, respectively. The former churns out 115hp & 178Nm torque while the latter churns out 150hp & 250Nm torque.
Both come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with an automatic for the smaller engine and a 7-speed DSG gearbox for the bigger engine. Slavia is also slightly more fuel efficient with a mileage of 18.41kmpl, while Kushaq delivers about 17.7kmpl.
Design & Dimensions
Skoda has built these cars on the same platform with the same engine & gearbox, but their design & dimensions differ. Slavia is more extensive and better built as compared to the Kushaq. Slavia had better initial impressions, while Kushaq did not have a smooth entrance into the market. Slavia offers better driving dynamics & a bigger boot space too.
Dimensions(mm) given below:
It will be more spacious for the rear passengers with some added legroom, and Skoda is known for its sedans in India, which Slavia lives up to. In contrast, Kushaq is wider and has more ground clearance by 9mm. Being an SUV, Kushaq has taller seating along with easier ingress & egress.
Price & Features
Skoda charges slightly more for the Kushaq; it has a price range from ₹11.29-19.49 lakhs ex-showroom, while the price range of Slavia is from ₹10.99-18.39 lakhs ex-showroom. Slavia is better equipped with features as compared to Kushaq; it comes with virtual dials for the driver’s display for the top trips, while Kushaq has an analogue cluster.
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It also gets electrically folding ORVMs. Considering a survey, around 57% of people opted for the Slavia rather than the Kushaq. Which one would you prefer?