Nearing its launch, the Skoda Kushaq will make its debut in the Indian market soon. The launch will be soon followed by the Volkswagen Taigun. To reduce the purchase confusion we’ve highlighted the key difference between the two SUVs
The Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun both have been revealed completely. The specification and the features are known and we also know that both the said SUVs share the same platform and engines. The only differentiating factor will be the price and we shall confirm the variant-wise price break up once the SUVs are launched in the coming months.
While there are many similarities in the bigger picture, the details are peculiarly different. Following are the few differences between the Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun.
Styling is subjective; however, the Kushaq follows a more radical design language that is more striking. That could be the one you can pick if road presence is your thing. The Volkswagen Taigun follows a more subtle design language. There is a possibility, if specced in the right colour, the Taigun could blend into the traffic in a very unnoticeable manner. The Taigun gets a continuous running LED Brake lamp that runs across the boot lid which adds an element of style to the overall presence of the new SUV.
The cabin design in both the SUVs is new and there are no traces of carrying forward any design or style elements from the older Skodas and Volkswagens. The difference however lies in the execution. Skoda follows a darker theme for its cabin and gets gloss and piano black touches. The Taigun’s cabin is equipped with lighter interiors. And that’s achieved by aluminium inserts and lighter coloured fabric seats. One key feature that the Taigun gets over the Kushaq is the digital cockpit, however, that will be made available with the higher variants of Kushaq in due course of time. The Skoda Kushaq comes equipped with a to-spoke steering wheel that exhibits elegance and the one in the Taigun reflects a sporty tough with its flat-bottom design.
Variants and Pricing
The Volkswagen Taigun will be launched with a GT variant that’s more focused on enthusiasts. The Skoda Kushaq will be launched in three variants and the Monte Carlo variant will follow by the festive season. The Monte Carlo variant of the Kushaq will come equipped with the virtual cockpit and few cosmetic tweaks as well. The Kushaq is expected to be priced around Rs 10-16 lakh where as the prices for the Taigun could start in the same ballpark, but the top-spec GT variant could be priced close to Rs 17-18 lakh. Both the prices are ex-showroom India.