The Volkswagen Group recently unveiled their two brand new compact SUVs- Skoda Kushaq and the VW Taigun. Both these cars have retained most of the design from their concept versions. With these 2 cars, the VW group has heavily localized the production in India. While both the Taigun and the Kushaq look similar on the surface, let’s take a closer look to stop the subtle differences.
On the front, the 2 cars are quite different. The Kushaq has a more sleek and classy look with the Butterfly Grill and the LED lights. The Taigun on the other hand gets a bold, SUV style look with the square shaped LED lamps. One might also notice the heavy usage of chrome on the Taigun. On the side, both look extremely similar. The only recognizable difference is in the 17 inch wheels. The Kushaq gets a much better and unique design on the wheels as compared to the Taigun. The rear-end is where the Taiguns wins over the Kushaq. The Kushaq’s L shaped LED lights do look good, but the connected tail-lights on the Taigun looks much better and modern. Overall, we can say that the Skoda Kushaq maintains Skoda’s elegant and classy design language. Whereas, the Taigun looks a bit bolder and sportier.
The interior is where you can really spot the differences. The Kushaq maintains its classy and elegant bits on the inside as well. It gets a 2 spoke steering, a floating infotainment unit and wooden bits in the cabin. The colors are more neutral, and make the cabin look airy and more open than the Taigun. The Taigun on the other hand gets an all black and grey interior. It gets a proper flat bottomed 3 spoke steering and an integrated infotainment unit.
Both these SUVs are loaded with features. They get a 10.1 inch screen, cruise control, sunroof, touch based climate control, wireless android auto and apple car-play, rear AC vents, etc. What the Kushaq missed out on is the digital instrument cluster that we see on that Taigun.
Both these cars get the same engines. The 1.0L petrol making 115HP and the 1.5L TSI making 150HP. The smaller engine gets a 6 speed automatic while the bigger one gets a 7 speed DSG.
Thanks to the local production, the prices lie in the range of Rs.10-17 Lakhs. While we already know the pricing details of the Kushaq, the Taigun is also expected to be priced similarly.
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