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Aug 22, 2021 04:55 PM

VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta: SUV Comparison | carandbike

The compact SUV remains the hottest, most crowded, and fastest growing segment in India's passenger car market. And the Volkswagen Taigun has just driven into it. While the segment has many players, the leader by a long shot is the Hyundai Creta. Combined with its Korean cousin alter ego - the Kia Seltos - it monopolises the segment handsomely. So we'll have a proper segment shootout once we have the VW Taigun's pricing. And remember, the Kia Seltos is our reigning champ in this segment. But seeing that the Hyundai Creta is the segment bestseller, it makes sense to pit the Taigun against it to tell you how they're alike and how they're also very different. So, it is the market leader versus the newbie for now! Both SUVs are starkly different but to the buyer they will fall in the same consideration set. #Taigun #Creta #suv #hyundai #volkswagen #compactsuv #taigunsuv #hyundaisuv #volkswagen #hyundai #SiddharthVinayakPatankar #carreview #carcomparison #carandbike 0:00 - Introduction 1:39 - Taigun Exterior Analysis 3:29 - Powertrain Options 4:04 - Specifications of Taigun 1.5 TSI 4:24 - Taigun Performance Analysis 5:52 - Specifications of Creta 1.4 GDI 6:29 - Creta Performance Analysis 7:42 - Taigun Interior Analysis 9:36 - Creta Interior Analysis 11:31 - Final Verdict ➡️The VW model is very classical in its proportions, straight lines and at one glance and you know it's German. And more importantly, you know it's a Volkswagen. But the Taigun looks obviously compact, while the Creta gives the impression of being bigger than it is. ➡️The Hyundai Creta gets three powertrain options including diesel, a naturally aspirated petrol, and the top-of-the-line GDI turbo petrol. The Volkswagen Taigun sticks to the VW Group's petrol-only strategy for India, and offers two turbo petrol engines. ➡️The Taigun's 1.5 TSI belts out 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to either a 6-Speed manual transmission or a 7-Speed DSG or dual-clutch gearbox. ➡️The Creta's 1.4-Turbo too feels sporty but with a different character altogether. The 1.4 GDI motor churns out 138 bhp and 242 Nm of peak torque. It has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard. ➡️On safety parameters both SUVs are well-loaded. Features like six-airbags, antilock braking or ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution or EBD, Electronic Stability Control or ESC, Traction Control, Hill Hold Control, Tyre Pressure Warning and ISOFIX child seat mounts are in both cars at the top end. No crash test ratings with us for either though.