With Skoda Kushaq right around the corner, you might be wondering if it’s worth waiting for it or buying some other car in a similar segment. If the other car in a similar segment is Hyundai Creta this one is for you. In this article, we will be listing 5 points that might make Skoda Kushaq a better choice vs the Hyundai Creta.
More powerful engine options
The Skoda Kushaq offers a 1.0L and 1.5L petrol engine while Creta offers 1.4L and a 1.5L engine. Kushaq’s engines are turbocharged while the Creta offers a naturally aspirated 1.5L engine which makes it weak but the 1.4L is turbocharged. The former’s 1.0L engine outputs 115hp which is the same as the 1.5L engine of the Hyundai Creta. Meanwhile, the 1.5L Kushaq engine outputs 150hp and the 1.4L turbocharged Creta engine outputs 140hp. The torque numbers show Kushaq outperforming due to the turbocharger with it getting 175Nm on 1.0L and 250Nm on the 1.5L engine. Hyundai Creta on the other hand gets 114Nm on the NA engine and 242Nm on the turbocharged.
Electronic stability control standard across all variants
Hyundai Creta does offer ESC but it’s only on its mid and top variant while the Skoda Kushaq features the Electronic Stability Control across all its variants that are revealed as of now. The ESC detects if there is a loss of steering control by checking if the wheels are skidding or not. This allows the system to assist the driver to stay on road. This is a really necessary safety feature that is made mandatory in cars in many countries around the world.
Better Fuel Efficiency Through Active Cylinder Technology
Is this your first time hearing about this term? worry not as well will explain it briefly. The Active Cylinder technology or the ACT improves your fuel efficiency by shutting down engine cylinders when the load on the engine is not high. This saves both fuels and reduces emission. The Skoda Kushaq offers the ACT while Hyundai Creta doesn’t make the former more fuel-efficient.
Longer Wheelbase Resulting In More Cabin Space
The Skoda Kushaq covers a wheelbase of 2651mm while the Cretas wheelbase is 2610mm. More wheelbase converts into more cabin space. This paired with the fact that all of Kushaq’s dimensions are bigger than Creta makes Skoda’s new car the bigger choice.
Front Parking Sensor
Hyundai Creta is missing front parking sensors that should be present in an SUV of its size to help with parking. Skoda on the other hand offers the front parking sensors on Kushaq that’ll make it easier to park in a tight spot.
That sums up five reasons on how Kushaq might be a better choice than the Hyundai Creta. Skoda is sure to shake up the market with Kushaq’s launch and it will be interesting to see what its rivals do to counter this.