Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq VS Kia Seltos

Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq  VS Kia Seltos
The Skoda Volkswagen India showcased two compact SUVs as an outcome of their India 2.0 project. Skoda came up with the Kushaq and Volkswagen with the Taigun, both of which are compact SUVs and expects to stand in front of the segment king Kia Seltos.

Exterior

Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq
Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun
The twins have a completely indigenous design that is specifically made for India. Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun are based on the MQB A0 IN platform. The Kushaq gets a large front grille that retains the signature Skoda look whereas the Taigun gets a thinner grille. Both the cars come with LED headlamps with a projector.
Kia seltos
 Kia Seltos
The Seltos has an upright and sporty look and is built on the same platform as the new Creta. It has a great road presence, the front has a mid sized grille and a LED daytime running light that runs across the front and it gets 16-inch alloy wheels Whereas the GT line gets crystal cut 17-inch alloy wheels.

Engine

Volkswagen 1.0 TSI
Kushaq and the Taigun are powered by the same engine but group discontinued their diesel cars after BS6 therefore both the twins will be available in petrol only option. They will be powered by 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engines. The 1.0-liter turbo petrol will make 108bhp and 175Nm torque and the 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine makes 147 bhp and 250Nm torque.
Hyundai CRDi engine
Kia seltos
The Kia seltos has two engines on offer, a 1.5-liter engine that makes 113 bhp with both petrol and diesel variants and also a 1.4-liter turbo patrol making 138 bhp. The diesel engine option is an added advantage for the Seltos as more than 50% customers are opting for the diesel variant.

Transmission

Automatic transmission
Kushaq and Taigun will be offered with three different transmission options. A six speed manual, six speed automatic or the 7-speed DSG.
Kia Seltos
The Seltos has a 6 speed manual and in case of automatic the diesel has a 6-speed torque converter gearbox and the petrol can be had with a CVT or DCT gearbox.

Interior

Skoda Kushaq interior
Kushaq and Taigun
Both the SUVs are yet to be officially unveiled. Not much information is available on the interior of both the SUVs. However, it is expected to have a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. In addition to that Taigun will have a panoramic sunroof
Kia seltos interior
Seltos
Seltos gets a premium all black interior. It has a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system with 6 speaker setup. In addition, seltos will get a sunroof which is not panoramic.

Price

Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq
Kushaq and Taigun 
The twins are expected to be priced between ₹10 Lakh to ₹16 Lakh. Above all, this price will make the SUVs compete with segment leaders like Seltos, Creta and Brezza.
Kia seltos side
Seltos
Seltos prices range from 9.89 Lakh to 17.34 Lakh ex-showroom. Moreover, Seltos is the current market leader in the compact SUV segment. We will have to wait till June to see the result of India 2.0 project.

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