The MG Astor and the Skoda Kushaq are fierce rivals in their respective market segments. They are popular for their impressive features and appeal to budget-conscious buyers in India. This post aims to compare the best variants of the Astor and Kushaq under Rs 15 lakhs. Let’s delve into details to determine which one offers the best value in this price range.

Astor v Kushaq: Best variants for budget-conscious Buyers

The MG Astor’s Super variant comes at the price point of Rs 14.24 lakhs (on-road, Gurgaon). On the other hand, the Onyx edition of the Skoda Kushaq comes at a price point of Rs 13.94 lakhs (on-road, Gurugram). These options cater to budget-conscious consumers, with the choice between them ultimately hinging on individual preferences and expectations for the vehicle.

Astor v Kushaq: Best variant for style-conscious buyers

In our assessment, both vehicles maintain an uncompromised level of styling. Notably, the Super variant of the Astor impresses with its alloy wheels. This feature is absent in the Onyx edition of the Kushaq. This distinction could prove enticing for style-conscious buyers leaning towards the Astor over the Kushaq. Those opting for the Onyx edition may need to consider acquiring alloy wheels as an aftermarket addition. In our view, the MG Astor boasts superior aesthetics, although individual preferences undoubtedly play a significant role in determining one’s choice based on appearance.

Criteria Kushaq OnyxAstor Super
Length 4225 mm4323 mm
Width1760 mm1809 mm
Height 1612 mm1650 mm
Wheelbase 2651 mm2585 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm205 mm

Astor v Kushaq: Best variant for the Tech-savvy buyers in India

The Onyx variant of the Kushaq boasts massive features, including keyless entry and a 7-inch touchscreen. Standard safety elements on the Kushaq comprise parking sensors, dual airbags, and an anti-lock braking system. However, the MG Astor gains an edge with its superior touchscreen display, offering enhanced graphics and a stylish interior. Additionally, the Astor comes equipped with features such as a rear wiper and washer, automatic AC, cruise control, and a parking camera, which are not part of the standard equipment in the Onyx variant of the Kushaq. Therefore, the MG Astor Super variant is the best choice for tech-savvy buyers.

Feature Kushaq OnyxAstor Super
Park AssistParking sensors onlyParking Camera and sensors
Touchscreen 7-inches8-inches
Rear Wiper and washer NoYes
Climate control Manual Automatic
Keyless entry Remote Remote

The best variant for the performance Conscious Buyers

The Skoda Kushaq Onyx variant is equipped with a 1-liter TSI petrol engine delivering 114 BHP of power and 178 Nm of torque. In contrast, the MG Astor Super variant features a 1.5-liter NA petrol engine producing 108 BHP of power and 144 Nm of torque. The Astor offers a 5-speed manual transmission, while the Kushaq comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. On paper, the Kushaq appears to be the superior choice for performance-oriented buyers in the market.

EngineKushaq OnyxAstor Super
Type1-liter Turbo Petrol engine 1.5-liter NA petrol engine
Power114 HP108 BHP
Torque178 Nm144 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual5-speed Manual

The best variant for safety safety-conscious buyers in India

Safety-conscious buyers should opt for the Skoda Kushaq, which boasts a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP. While both cars offer a comprehensive array of standard safety features, it’s important to note that the Astor is pending a crash test.

These were the aspects where a buyer can make a clear choice amongst the variants available on a budget. We keep creating interesting content which we share on our Whatsapp Group along with updates from the automotive industry. Our recommendation to you is to join that group if you are an automotive freak and want to stay updated in the industry.

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  • Abhiraj Jit

    Abhiraj Jit Singh Gandhi,a car lover by heart and a law student by profession who loves anything on four wheels. Automobile has Been my love since my dad got me a Turbocharged Ford Ecosport and that pulled me towards research on the latest cars and launches.


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