Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq: Which SUV is cheaper to purchase?
Volkswagen has lastly entered the aggressive compact SUV phase in India with the Taigun. The German carmaker had first showcased the Taigun at Auto Expo 2020, albeit in idea kind, which implies the SUV has taken its personal candy time to hit the markets. Volkswagen claims that the Taigun has been particularly developed for the Indian market and options excessive ranges of localization that has allowed aggressive pricing. The Taigun relies on the identical platform that underpins Skoda Kushaq and there is rather a lot in widespread between the 2 autos. They each have the identical petrol engines in the identical state of tune; each Taigun and Kushaq can be found with a alternative between two turbo petrol engines. The 1.0-litre TSI unit makes 113 bhp, 178 Nm, and is obtainable with a alternative between a six-speed handbook gearbox and six-speed automated transmission. The 1.5-litre TSI unit, however, develops 148 bhp, 250 Nm, and might be had with a six-speed handbook gearbox or a seven-speed DSG automated with paddle shifters.
Each VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq have virtually the identical characteristic checklist — a big touchscreen, electrical sunroof, wi-fi smartphone charger, cruise management, ventilated entrance seats, and so forth. Though the Taigun does get an eight-inch digital instrument cluster whereas the Kushaq makes use of a semi-digital unit. However one will agree that each the SUVs have rather a lot in widespread and selecting between these might be very complicated for a buyer.
Clearly, Volkswagen has managed to match as much as the Kushaq (and even outsmart it on some fronts) in virtually each side. However has VW managed to cost the Taigun aggressively to make issues troublesome for the Kushaq? Let’s attempt to discover that out.
Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq: 1.0-litre turbo petrol variants
The costs for Volkswagen Taigun with 1.0-litre engine and handbook gearbox vary between ₹10.5 lakh and ₹14.57 lakh. In order for you this engine with six-speed automated transmission then you’ll have to pay between ₹14.1 lakh and ₹15.91 lakh. Skoda Kushaq 1.0-litre with handbook transmission, however, begins from ₹10.5 lakh and goes all the best way to ₹14.6 lakh. And as for Kushaq 1.0-litre with automated transmission, it begins from ₹14.2 lakh and goes all the best way to ₹16.2 lakh. All costs are ex-showroom, Delhi.
|Taigun 1.0-litre||₹10.5 lakh – ₹14.57 lakh||₹14.1 lakh – ₹15.91 lakh|
|Kushaq 1.0-litre||₹10.5 lakh – ₹14.6 lakh||₹14.2 lakh – ₹16.2 lakh|
Which means that Taigun is marginally cheaper than the Kushaq, particularly the top-end variants.
Volkswagen Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq: 1.5-litre turbo petrol variants
Volkswagen Taigun 1.5-litre turbo petrol with handbook transmission prices ₹15 lakh whereas the identical powerplant with DSG gearbox and paddle shifters will set you again by ₹17.5 lakh. As compared, the Kushaq 1.5-litre TSI with handbook transmission prices ₹16.2 lakh whereas Kushaq 1.5-litre TSI AT will set you again by ₹18 lakh. All costs are ex-showroom, Delhi.
|Taigun 1.5-litre||₹15 lakh||₹17.5 lakh|
|Kushaq 1.5-litre||₹16.2 lakh||₹18 lakh|
It’s fascinating to notice Taigun 1.5-litre with handbook transmission is ₹1.2 lakh cheaper than its Skoda counterpart. Even the top-end Taigun AT variant is ₹50,000 cheaper than Kushaq 1.5 DSG.
Notice: We have now already included the approaching 40,000 worth hike that Skoda will implement throughout Kushaq Model AT variants on the account of further security options.