VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta - Features, Specs, Prices Compared

SUVs are the new cool and every carmaker wants to have a fair share of them in this dominating market. The latest entrant is Taigun from Volkswagen that is all set to be launched in August of this year. In this comparison article, we pitch the VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta and share our thoughts as to which SUV should you pick!

VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta Specs Comparison

Petrol EngineVolkswagen TaigunHyundai Creta
Capacity (L)1.0L / 1.5L1.5L / 1.4L
Power (bhp)113 bhp / 148 bhp113 bhp/ 138 bhp
Torque (Nm)178 Nm / 250 Nm144 Nm / 242 Nm
Gearbox MT6-speed MT / 6-Speed MT6-speed MT / NA
Gearbox AT6-speed AT / 7-speed DCTIVT / 7-speed DCT
Sport ModeYesYes
ARAI for Manual17.88 kmpl / NA16.8 kmpl / NA
ARAI for Automatic15.78 kmpl / NA17.1 kmpl / 16.8 kmpl

Volkswagen Taigun is powered by a 1.0L TSI (114 bhp with 178 Nm of peak torque) and a more powerful 1.5L TSI (148 bhp with 250 Nm of peak torque). Both the engines get mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and for the automatic, the 1.0L TSI is equipped with a 6-speed torque converter whereas the 1.5L TSI gets a 7-speed DSG unit.

Hyundai Creta Front Side Profile - Volkswagen Taigun vs Hyundai Creta

On the other hand, Hyundai Creta is powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol that churns out 113 bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a 1.4L turbo unit kicking out 138 bhp and 242 Nm of peak torque. On paper, it is the Taigun that generates more power.

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Dimensions and Capacity

DimensionsVolkswagen TaigunHyundai CretaDifference
Length4221 mm4300 mm79 mm
Width1760 mm1790 mm30 mm
Height1612 mm1635 mm23 mm
Wheelbase2651 mm2610 mm41 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm190 mm2 mm
Boot space385 litres433 litres48 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity50 litres50 litres0 litres

The official dimensions of the Volkswagen Taigun are not yet out and since it shares the same platform as the Skoda Kushaq, we've filled the gap with similar figures. Hyundai Creta is 79 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 23 mm taller than the Volkswagen Taigun. However, it is the Taigun that packs 2651 mm of wheelbase that is the largest in the segment. The ground clearance and boot space of Hyundai Creta are more than Volkswagen Taigun by 2 mm and 48 litres respectively.


Volkswagen Taigun Rear Side Profile - Volkswagen Taigun vs Hyundai Creta

Volkswagen has added a tad bit of chrome to the Taigun design but that's a good thing as we Indians loves the idea of chrome on our cars. At the front, the hexagonal styled grille at the upper and lower portion looks appealing. The fog lights are surrounded by a thick chrome accent that adds a bit of boldness to the design and the faux skid plate just gives a sporty look to the Taigun. It also gets projector headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights that completes the front fascia.

Move over to the side profile and there you get 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels design, chrome placement on the lower window line and at the rear, you get LED taillights with a connecting pattern. Like the Kushaq, Taigun too gets body cladding and rear faux skid plate to give it an aggressive approach in styling. The rear of the Taigun is also flanked by a chrome strip bar that also surrounds the reflector.

Hyundai Creta Rear Side Profile

Moving to the Hyundai's Creta then its design really grows on you. The split headlight pattern with LED DRLs on the top, LED headlights at the bottom part of the bumper, massive signature Hyundai grille just completes the front profile of the Creta. A similar split design is observed at the rear profile too with the taillights. The side profile is flanked by wheel arch cladding and 17-inch machine-cut alloy wheels that are different for diesel and petrol models.

VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta Prices

ModelPrices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Volkswagen TaigunRs 9.90 lakh - Rs 17.40 lakh
Hyundai CretaRs 9.99 lakh - Rs 17.71 lakh

We believe that Volkswagen will play smartly with the price and its base variant will undercut most of its rivals that are Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Hyundai Creta is priced from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.71 lakh. All prices stick to ex-showroom, Delhi.


Features ListVolkswagen TaigunHyundai Creta
Steering Wheel AdjustmentRake and ReachRake
Electrically Adjustable Drivers SeatNoYes
Leather-wrapped gear knobNoYes
Sunglass HolderNoYes
Rain Sensing WipersYesNo
Side Window BlindsNoRear
Puddle LampsNoYes
volkswagen Taigun Dashboard

Here, we have included the features that one SUV has over another. As of now, the official features of the Volkswagen Taigun are not yet out but we expect it to be similar to that found in the Skoda Kushaq. When compared with the Creta, Taigun has the edge by providing a telescopic steering wheel along with rain-sensing wipers. However, Hyundai Creta wins the game by providing a panoramic sunroof, powered driver's seat, sunglass holder, puddle lamps and rear window blinds.

Hyundai Creta Interior

The common features on both the SUVs include a larger touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Voice Command. They also get automatic climate control, rear AC vents, ventilated front seats, electronic IRVM, cruise control, push-button start/stop, leatherette seat upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cooled glove box, power-folding ORVMs, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and follow me home function, LED taillights and more.

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Safety and BrakingVolkswagen TaigunHyundai Creta
Airbags6 (expected)6
Middle Rear Head RestYesNo

We expect that the top-spec automatic variant of the Taigun will pack in 6 airbags unlike its cousin Skoda Kushaq that only gets two. Both the SUVs gets ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, hill hold control, traction control, speed-sensing door lock and child safety lock.

Manufacturer Warranty

ModelStandard Warranty
Volkswagen Taigun4 years / 1 lakh km
Hyundai Creta3 years / Unlimited km

As of now, the official warranty figures of the Taigun are not out but we believe that Volkswagen will be offering 4 years or 1 lakh km warranty just like its cousin, Skoda Kushaq. On the other hand, Hyundai only provides 3 years of warranty on the Creta.

So this was our VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta comparison for you. Do tell us in the comment section as to which of these SUVs is your pick and why? Also, make sure you are a member of our 91Wheels Whatsapp group and 91Wheels Telegram group. Here, we bring you all the latest updates related to the Indian Automotive Industry.

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