Updated On: 28 July 2021 Jatin Jhamb
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!
|Petrol Engine||Volkswagen Taigun||Hyundai Creta|
|Capacity (L)||1.0L / 1.5L||1.5L / 1.4L|
|Power (bhp)||113 bhp / 148 bhp||113 bhp/ 138 bhp|
|Torque (Nm)||178 Nm / 250 Nm||144 Nm / 242 Nm|
|Gearbox MT||6-speed MT / 6-Speed MT||6-speed MT / NA|
|Gearbox AT||6-speed AT / 7-speed DCT||IVT / 7-speed DCT|
|ARAI for Manual||17.88 kmpl / NA||16.8 kmpl / NA|
|ARAI for Automatic||15.78 kmpl / NA||17.1 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.
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.
|Dimensions||Volkswagen Taigun||Hyundai Creta||Difference|
|Length||4221 mm||4300 mm||79 mm|
|Width||1760 mm||1790 mm||30 mm|
|Height||1612 mm||1635 mm||23 mm|
|Wheelbase||2651 mm||2610 mm||41 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||190 mm||2 mm|
|Boot space||385 litres||433 litres||48 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litres||50 litres||0 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 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.
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.
|Model||Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Volkswagen Taigun||Rs 9.90 lakh - Rs 17.40 lakh|
|Hyundai Creta||Rs 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 List||Volkswagen Taigun||Hyundai Creta|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Rake and Reach||Rake|
|Electrically Adjustable Drivers Seat||No||Yes|
|Leather-wrapped gear knob||No||Yes|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Yes||No|
|Side Window Blinds||No||Rear|
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.
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.
|Safety and Braking||Volkswagen Taigun||Hyundai Creta|
|Middle Rear Head Rest||Yes||No|
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.
|Volkswagen Taigun||4 years / 1 lakh km|
|Hyundai Creta||3 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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