Price and Spec Comparison: Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs Tata Harrier vs MG Hector
Volkswagen just launched its new Taigun mid-size SUV and under the skin, the car is pretty much the same vehicle as the Skoda Kushaq. These two compact SUV's are very important products for the VW group as it is establishing the foundation of the India 2.0 project that will see more launches in future from both Skoda and Volkswagen. The compact-SUV segment has never been so competitive and we stacked up the new Volkswagen Taigun against its competition to see how it plays out on paper for the newcomer.
Skoda Kushaq Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Kia Seltos Vs Tata Harrier Vs MG Hector Vs Volkswagen Taigun - Dimensions And Design
Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun sit on the MQB-AO IN platform that has been engineered keeping the Indian market in focus. The wheelbase of the Kushaq and Taigun is longer than both the Creta and Seltos, they still are the smallest SUV in this comparison. All three SUVs are considerably longer, taller and wider than the Kushaq. MG Hector is the longest and tallest SUV here with dimensions of 4,655mm and 1760mm respectively. The Harrier is the widest SUV with a width of 1894mm and the Harrier is just a few mm shorter than the Hector in terms of wheelbase.
The Volkswagen Taigun is the latest entrant in the Compact SUV space and it looks fresher too. It's not very radical like the Hyundai Creta and sports very proportionate dimensions. Tata Harrier and MG Hector sit a notch above the Taigun, Kushaq, Creta and the Seltos but as the pricing of all these SUVs clashes with each other and buyers do consider looking over bigger options as well.
Skoda Kushaq Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Kia Seltos Vs Tata Harrier Vs MG Hector Vs Volkswagen Taigun - Features
The Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq packs in a lot of goodies that put it in line with the competition. While the Korean rivals top the features list, the Taigun and Kushaq isn't far behind whereas the Harrier is the least equipped SUV here. However, by no means the Harrier is under-equipped as it offers all the necessary daily use and safety features. The Taigun and Kushaq boast features like ventilated seats with leatherette seat covers, a 10-inch infotainment system, 6-airbags, ESP, electric sunroof to name a few.
All the SUVs listed here offers six airbags, electric sunroof, height-adjustable driver's seat, ESP, reverse parking camera, rear armrest, rear AC vents, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry and go and more. Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos trump the competition in this segment thanks to an air purifier, connected car tech and plenty more.
Skoda Kushaq Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Kia Seltos Vs Tata Harrier Vs MG Hector Vs Volkswagen Taigun - Engines And Prices
Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun is offered with the same two TSI petrol engines with no diesel engine for the time being. The 1.0-litre TSI motor puts out 115PS and 175 Nm of torque, mated with a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The 1.5-litre TSI motor puts out 150PS and 250 Nm of torque, mated with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG. Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are offered with the same 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol engines. However, the Seltos is further offered with 1.4-litre MT and 1.5-litre iMT gearbox options as well that the Creta misses.
Tata Harrier is only offered with a 2.0-litre FCA-sourced diesel engine that produces 170PS and 350 Nm of torque. The diesel motor comes mated with a 6-speed manual and Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic gearbox. MG Hector also uses the 2.0-litre diesel engine, found in the Harrier, with a similar state of tune. However, MG doesn't offer any diesel automatic option. To compensate for that, MG Hector 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor is offered with 6-speed MT, 6-speed MT with hybrid, 6-speed DCT and 8-speed CVT gearbox options.
Talking of prices, The Volkswagen Taigun starts at Rs 10.49 lakh and goes all the way to 17.49 lakh or a GT Plus variant. Skoda Kushaq has a starting price of Rs 10.5 lakh and the range tops at Rs 17.60 lakh. The top 1.0-litre auto is Rs 10,000 less in the Kushaq but no digital cockpit. The top 1.5-litre is Rs 10,000 less for Taigun but no cooled seats.
The Hyundai Creta range starts from Rs 10.16 lakh and goes to Rs 17.78 lakh. Kia Seltos undercuts the Creta as the range starts from Rs 9.95 lakh and tops at Rs 18.10 lakh. Tata Harrier is positioned above and its range starts from Rs 14.39 lakh and goes to Rs 21.09 lakh. Lastly, MG Hector is priced from Rs 13.49 lakh and goes to Rs 19.25 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi.
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