When it comes to choosing between the Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq, there are several factors to consider. The VW Taigun is an all-new compact SUV from the iconic German carmaker, while the Skoda Kushaq is an upcoming sub-4-meter SUV from the Czech carmaker. Both cars offer a good mix of features and performance, and it’s ultimately a matter of personal preference.
The first thing to consider is the cost. The VW Taigun comes with a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh, while the Skoda Kushaq is expected to be priced between Rs 10.00 lakh and Rs 16.00 lakh. The Taigun is fairly reasonably priced and offers good value for money. It also has a longer warranty period of 3 years/unlimited kilometers.
In terms of features, the VW Taigun is well-equipped with a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, keyless entry, multiple drive modes, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a connected car tech based on the VW Car-Net system. It also has an array of safety features such as ABS with EBD, 6 airbags, and rear parking sensors as standard.
The Skoda Kushaq, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car tech, auto headlamps and wipers, auto dimming interior rearview mirror, cruise control, and 6 airbags as standard. It is also expected to get the Skoda Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and the Skoda Connect system.
When it comes to performance, the Taigun is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 115PS of power and 175Nm of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmission. The Skoda Kushaq, however, is expected to get 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engines with power outputs of 110PS and 150PS, respectively, and torque outputs of 175Nm and 250Nm, respectively. It is expected to get a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
When it comes to overall appeal and convenience, the VW Taigun is a great choice for those looking for an affordable, stylish, and feature-rich compact SUV. The Skoda Kushaq offers a slightly more premium feel and a longer list of features, but at a higher price. Ultimately, it’s up to the buyer to decide which car suits their needs and budget the best.