Maruti Grand Vitara Vs Skoda Kushaq Comparison

The new Maruti Grand Vitara is here. Let’s see how it compares to the Skoda Kushaq in terms of Price, Specs, and Features

The new 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara is the latest entrant in the company’s NEXA portfolio and features its signature design language (Crafted Futurism). It comes with the best In-class fuel efficiency and a powerful hybrid powertrain. The premium SUV features a distinct exterior design and sophisticated interiors with top-end features. It will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, and Kia Seltos. In our 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Skoda Kushaq comparison, let’s see how the two compact SUVs compare with each other in terms of price, specs, and features.

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Maruti Grand Vitara Vs Skoda Kushaq Comparison

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2022 Maruti Grand VItara vs Skoda Kushaq Price Comparison

2022 Maruti Grand Vitara PRICESkoda Kushaq PRICE
SIGMA MT – Rs 9.5 lakhsActive 1.0 TSI MT – Rs 11.29 lakhs
DELTA MT – Rs 11 lakhsAmbition Classic1.0 TSI MT – Rs 12.79 lakhs
ZETA MT – Rs 12 lakhsAmbition 1.0 TSI MT – Rs 12.99 lakhs
DELTA AT – Rs 12.5 lakhsAmbition Classic1.0 TSI AT – Rs 14.29 lakhs
ZETA AT – Rs 13.5 lakhsAmbition 1.0 TSI AT – Rs 14.59 lakhs
ALPHA MT – Rs 13.5 lakhsStyle 1.0 TSI MT (Non-Sunroof) – Rs 15.09 lakhs
ALPHA AT – Rs 15 lakhsSkoda Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.0L TSI MT – Rs 15.99 lakhs
ALPHA MT AWD – Rs 15.5 lakhsSkoda Kushaq Style 1.0L TSI AT – Rs 16.09 lakhs
ZETA Plus – Rs 17 lakhsSkoda Kushaq Style 1.0L TSI AT (6 Airbags) – Rs 16.99 lakhs
ALPHA Plus – Rs 18 lakhsSkoda Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI MT – Rs 17.18 lakhs
Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.0 TSI AT – Rs 17.69 lakhs
Skoda Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI DSG – Rs 17.79 lakhs
Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.5L TSI MT – Rs 17.89 lakhs
Skoda Kushaq Style 1.5L TSI DSG (6 Airbags) – Rs 18.79 lakhs
Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.5L TSI DSG – Rs 19.49 lakhs

The 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara comes in a price range of Rs 9.5 lakh – Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Skoda Kushaq is priced at Rs 11.29 lakh – Rs 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom). It is slightly more expensive.

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Skoda Kushaq vs Maruti Grand Vitara Specifications Comparison

SpecsMaruti Grand VitaraSkoda Kushaq
Engine1.5-liter mild hybrid;
1.5-liter intelligent hybrid
1.0L TSI MT petrol;
1.5-litre turbo-petrol;
Power92.45PS (P)/ 103.06PS (Hybrid)115 bhp/ 150PS
Torque122Nm (P)/ 136.8Nm (Hybrid)178 Nm/ 250Nm
Transmission5-speed MT/6-speed AT /e-CVT6-speed MT/ 7-speed DCT
Mileage21.11 kmpl – 27.97 kmpl17.7 kmpl – 19.2 kmpl

The new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 1.5-liter intelligent hybrid powertrain that outputs 68kW (92.45PS) of peak power and 122Nm of max torque. A 1.5-liter engine option offers 75.8kW (103.06PS) and 136.8Nm of peak power and max torque. The Smart Hybrid variants get 6-speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters and 5-speed Manual. However, the Intelligent Electric Hybrid variants get e-CVT transmission. The new car offers impressive fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl with the 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain and 21.11 kmpl with the Petrol option.

On the other hand, the Skoda Kushaq is powered by a 1-liter three-cylinder that offers 115PS of power and 178Nm of torque. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged option porduces 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual as standard. While the 1-liter also gets an optional 6-speed automatic, the 1.5-liter can be paired with a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic). While the regular model offers a mileage of 17.7 kmpl – 19.2 kmpl, the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo offers a certified mileage of 17.88 kmpl.

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Design & Dimensions

ParameterMaruti Grand VitaraSkoda Kushaq
Length4,345 mm4,225 mm
Width1,795 mm1,760 mm
Height1,645 mm1,612 mm
Wheelbase2,600 mm2,651 mm

In terms of design, the Vitara comes with the signature NEXA design elements. It features a bold SUV stance with muscular wheel arches and a 3-element sweeping LED tail lamp. On the front, the 3-element LED DRLs come with an integrated turn-lamp. The NEXWave Grille comes with hi-gloss black and dark chrome accentuation. While the Intelligent Electric Hybrid option gets a “Fervent Dark Chrome” finish on the front grille garnish and the Progressive Smart Hybrid variants get a “RichChrome” finish. Additionally, the new car gets a crafted instrument panel (IP), panoramic sunroof, rich faux leather with matching accents on the doors, and piano black finishes in the cabin. Additional features include 3D sculpted driver & co-driver ventilated seats.

On the other hand, the new Skoda Kushaq features an all-black cabin, gloss black inserts, leather upholstery, skid plates, side fenders, ORVMs, new 17-inch alloys, red brake calipers (only for 1.5 TSI), and dark chrome exterior handles. Additional features include front ventilated seats, aluminum pedals, red ambient lighting, 8-inch fully digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, electrically foldable ORVMs, cruise control, electric sunroof, up to six airbags, and a rear parking camera.

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Skoda Kushaq vs New Maruti Grand Vitara Features

Maruti Grand VitaraSkoda Kushaq
Colored Head-Up Display10-inch touchscreen system
Full Digital Instrument ClusterWireless phone charging
360 View CameraSingle-pane sunroof
Wireless Car play & Android autoConnected car tech
Premium sound systemVentilated front seats
Qi-certified Wireless charger6-speaker sound system with a subwoofer
9-inch Smart Play Pro+ Infotainment systemElectronic stability control (as standard),
HD displayup to six airbags
In-built voice assist systemRearview parking camera. Only the top trims get a t
Remote functionalitiesTire pressure monitoring system
Ventilated Front SeatsHill hold control
Ambient LightingElectronic stability control

The new Maruti Grand Vitara is based on the acclaimed Suzuki TECT platform (Global C-platform). It comes with NEXA Safety Shield. Additional safety features include 6 airbags (Front, Side & curtain), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill Hold Assist, 3-point ELR seat belts (All seats), and Rear Disc Brake, Hill Descent Control, and Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The new car also comes with a Colored Head-Up Display, an all-new Full Digital Instrument Cluster, 360 View Camera, Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto, a premium sound system, Qi-certified Wireless charger, in-built voice assist system, remote functionalities, and more. The 9-inch Smart Play Pro+ Infotainment system comes with an HD display.

The Skoda Kushaq comes with a 10-inch touchscreen system, wireless phone charging, a single-pane sunroof, connected car tech, ventilated front seats, and a 6-speaker sound system with a subwoofer. You also get electronic stability control (as standard), up to six airbags, and a rearview parking camera. Only the top trims get a tire pressure monitoring system, hill hold control, and electronic stability control. The Skoda Kushaq is available in three broad trims – Active, Ambition, and Style. The Monte Carlo edition is based on the top-spec Style trim.

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Conclusion

Maruti Grand Vitara is its carmaker’s first-ever mid-size SUV and comes with the latest features/ technology. It competes directly with the Skoda Kushaq. While the Skoda Kushaq has a better wheelbase than Grand Vitara, the Grand Vitara is an overall bigger car. Unlike the classy-looking Skoda Kushaq, the 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara is a sporty-looking SUV. Both cars appear to be quite safe. You can choose the best option that best depending on your requirements and price options. So, which of these SUVs do you think is the winner of our 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Skoda Kushaq comparison?

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