Top 10 Features The Hyundai Creta Offers Over The Skoda Kushaq

The Kushaq is Skoda’s first attempt in the popular compact SUV segment


The Hyundai Creta, the current segment leader will soon face competition from the Kushaq, Skoda’s new compact SUV.  The Kushaq will be offered in three variants with a bevy of features. While Skoda has covered almost all the bases, there are a few misses when compared to the segment leader and India’s best selling SUV, the Hyundai Creta. Here are the top ten features of the Creta offers over the Kushaq. 

A Diesel Engine

Customers looking for a diesel engine have no other choice, but to look at either the Creta or Seltos as the Kushaq is offered only with turbo-petrol engines. The Creta’s 115PS 1.5-litre diesel engine is potent enough to get the job done. It’s offered with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. 

A Full-fledged Panoramic Sunroof

While the Kushaq comes with a single-pane sunroof, the Creta offers a full-fledged panoramic sunroof. Not only does it look premium, it makes the cabin airier. The Creta’s panoramic sunroof extends all the way to the rear, allowing back-seat occupants to enjoy the view as well. 

Digital Instrument Display


While the Kushaq’s interior was teased with a digital instrument display, Skoda decided to offer the production-spec model with analogue dials for now. While it looks classy, it doesn’t offer that modern look and feel  of the Creta’s part digital instrument cluster featuring a colour 7-inch display. 

Electric Adjust For Driver’s Seat


While both models come with the super-useful ventilated front seats, it’s the Creta that gets electric seat adjustment for the driver. You’ll have to make do with manual adjustment in the Kushaq. So finding the perfect driving position might be a tad easier in the Hyundai. 

Rear Sun Blind

The Creta’s rear sunblinds offer added privacy and protects you from harsh sunlight. This isn’t offered in the Kushaq. 

Reclining Rear Seats


Another useful feature in the Creta for the rear passengers and the chauffeur-driven comes in the form of reclining rear seats. The seat can be reclined a step back for a more relaxing backseat experience. 

Drive / Traction modes


The Creta also comes with drive (Eco, Normal and Sport) and traction modes (Mud, Snow and Sand). These basically alter the response of the engine and ESP (electronic stability control) based on the mode you choose. While it doesn’t really make a difference to the appeal of the car, it does add to the fun factor.

Rear Disc Brakes


While the Kushaq comes with drum brakes at the rear, the Creta comes with discs at all four corners. Cars with all four disc brakes generally have better braking performance, but we will reserve our judgement until we test both cars.

Branded Bose Sound system


Who doesn’t enjoy listening to music! An increasing number of manufacturers are offering co-branded music systems in their cars for a more immersive audio experience. While the names make the package more tempting, the result isn't always as impressive. So, while the Creta utilises a branded Bose sound system, we’ll wait to see how the Skoda’s 6-speaker sound system (with a subwoofer) fares. We’ll let you know as soon as we get both cars together.

Electronic Parking Brake


The Creta’s electronic parking brake (EPB) also comes with an Auto Hold function that keeps the vehicle still without the need to press the brake pedal. While the EPB might not make much of a difference, the auto hold function will come useful in a jam-packed environment or at traffic lights.

The Kushaq has its strengths too. For instance, unlike the Creta Turbo which only comes with a DCT, the Kushaq’s turbo-petrol engines comes with a manual transmission for a more involving drive experience. It also gets rain-sensing wipers and parking sensors at the front too, a feature the Creta misses out on. Then there are several thoughtful touches like the rubber tips in the cup holder that allow the driver to open the water bottle single handedly.

We’ll be bringing these two cars soon for a detailed road test. So stay tuned. If you want to know more about Skoda’s latest SUV, click here

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