Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq - Spec Comparison; Same Same Yet Different?

Skoda Auto India Private Limited recently launched its new mid-size SUV called the Skoda Kushaq. The grand world premiere of the Kushaq in India was followed by the virtual global debut of the all-new Volkswagen Taigun. Both these mid-size SUVs are a part of the VW group's new India 2.0 project. They are based on the same MQB A0 IN platform, share mechanicals with each other and a lot more. So, today in this article, we have done a quick spec comparison of the new Volkswagen Taigun vs the new Skoda Kushaq.

Skoda Kushaq Image Gallery

VW Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq - Looks and Colour Options

The Volkswagen Taigun is an elegant SUV just like most other VW products. The VW Taigun gets a chrome-plated radiator grille with sleek projector headlamps along with LED DRLs. The fog lamps are positioned below with thick chrome accents around them. Moving to the side profile, one can see 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and at the rear, it gets LED taillamps with a connecting treatment. The new VW Taigun gets skid plates at the front and rear and there is body cladding all-around to lend it a rugged appeal. The company has not yet officially revealed the colour variants for the SUV.

2021 Volkswagen Taigun

Talking about the all-new Skoda Kushaq, so it has a youthful character and looks very striking. At the front, the Kushaq gets Skoda's signature butterfly grille with chrome accents flanked by all-LED headlights that also get LED DRLs. The side profile of the SUV houses 17-inch machined-cut alloy wheels, roof rails, etc. and at the rear, it gets LED taillights, a sharkfin antenna, and bold SKODA lettering on the tailgate. It gets skid plates at the front and rear and body-cladding all-around for a SUVish appeal. The new Skoda Kushaq is available in five colour options. They are Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Carbon Steel, Honey Orange and Tornado Red.

Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq - Dimensions and Capacity

SpecificationVolkswagen Taigun Skoda Kushaq
Length4221 mm* 4221 mm
Width1760 mm* 1760 mm
Height1612 mm* 1612 mm
Wheelbase2651 mm 2651 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm* 188 mm
Boot Space385-litres* 385-litres
Tyre Size205/55-R17 205/55-R17
Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq - Engine and Transmission Options

The Volkswagen Taigun even shares its mechanicals with the Skoda Kushaq. Both these mid-size SUVs will get two BS6 compliant turbo petrol mills. The first one will be a 1.0-litre TSI that will churn out 115 PS of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque. The other one will be a more powerful 1.5-litre TSI mill that will churn out 150 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and while the regular 1.0-litre TSI will also get a 6-speed torque-converter AT, the powerful 1.5-litre TSI motor will get a 7-speed DSG too. 

Also Read: Now You Can Officially Pre-Book The Aprilia SXR 125 in India - Launch Soon

VW Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq - Features and Safety Equipment

Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq

The new Skoda Kushaq is loaded with features upto the brim. It features a 7-inch touchscreen, ESC and ambient lighting as standard across all the variants. The higher trims of the SUV get a big 10-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity along with SmartLink tech, 6-speakers, wireless smartphone charger, a new two-spoke steering wheel, an electric sunroof and Skoda's Climatronic system among many others. The safety features include upto six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and reverse parking sensors with a rear parking camera, TPMS and many more.

Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq

Talking about the Taigun, the company has not yet showcased its interiors. However, we do have some idea as to what all features it will pack. The VW Taigun will most likely get a big 10-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, 6-speakers, wireless smartphone charger, an all-digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats, an electric sunroof among many others. The safety features of the car will include upto six airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors with a rear parking camera, TPMS, ESC, etc.

Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq - Expected Price, Rivals and Launch Timeline

The Volkswagen Taigun will be launched in India later this year just before the festive season kicks in which means around the month of August 2021. The new Skoda Kushaq has been already launched and it has even garnered more than 6,000 bookings. If we talk about the pricing, the price of the new Skoda Kushaq ranges between Rs 10.49 lakhs - Rs 17.59 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. The VW Taigun is expected to be priced between Rs. 10 lakhs - Rs. 17 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. Upon launch, these mid-size SUV cousins will directly rival the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, etc. 

Also Read: All KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles Price Hiked - New (April) vs Old Price List

So, this was all about the all-new Volkswagen Taigun vs the Skoda Kushaq. Now, between these two promising mid-size SUVs, which one will be your personal pick? Do feel free to share your opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.

*Unofficial Figures

New Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Popular Car Brands