The VW Taigun and the Kia Seltos are two well-known mid-size SUVs on our market. The Seltos just got a full update to attract new users and set a new standard for this type of product. There are the latest technologies, features for ease and comfort, and new transmissions to meet all kinds of customer needs. On the other hand, it’s the VW Taigun that has kept the German car company important in India’s sales charts. Let’s look at each one in its most offensive form. The Kia Seltos X-Line DCT and the VW Taigun GT DSG are their names.
VW Taigun Vs Kia Seltos 2023: Compare specs
Since we’re only interested in the high-performance versions of these two cars, we’ll look at the top trims. The Seltos comes with the new 1.5-liter turbo gas engine in its most powerful settings. It has the most power and torque in its class, with a peak of 160 PS and 253 Nm. You could get it either with a manual engine or an automatic one. In the same way, the Taigun has a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that makes 150 PS and 250 Nm of peak power and torque. You can also choose between a regular gearbox and an automatic gearbox. So, in this case, the Seltos is a little better than the Taigun.
VW Taigun Vs Kia Seltos 2023: Compare mileage
Another important thing to look at when considering cars, especially in India, is the mileage. In this way, the Seltos turbo gas gets a good mileage of 17.7 km/l with a manual transmission and 17.9 km/l with an automatic transmission. The Taigun GT 1.5, on the other hand, gets an excellent 18.47 km/l with the manual transmission and 17.88 km/l with the automatic transmission. In a strange twist, the manual version of the Taigun gets better gas mileage than the automatic version of the Seltos.
VW Taigun Vs Kia Seltos 2023: Compare prices
The most expensive version of the new Kia Seltos is the X-Line Turbo DCT, which costs Rs 20 lakh. Ex-showroom, the range starts at an attractive Rs 10.90 lakh. On the other hand, the 1.5 GT Plus Edge Matte DSG is the best version of the VW Taigun. It costs Rs 19.46 lakh before you get it to your home. The SUV starts at a price of Rs 11.62 lakh, out of the store. So, the Taigun has a slight edge in this case.
VW Taigun Vs Kia Seltos 2023: Comparison of Features
Both of these SUVs have the most up-to-date features for the guests’ comfort. There are a lot of great things about the Kia Seltos. It has a Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof that can be controlled by voice, ADAS 2.0 with 17 advanced safety features, Dual-Zone Climate Control, and two 10.25-inch Panoramic Dual Displays for the driver’s instrument cluster and infotainment. The SUV also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which make it easy to connect to the internet. Safety is very important, and there are 15 standard safety features and a total of 32 safety features, which is a lot.
The Seltos comes with the new-generation Kia Connect system, which allows Alexa Home-to-Car Connectivity and makes sure that your home and car work together smoothly. Connected LED taillights, front seats that can be adjusted in 8 different ways, and a Smart Purifier are some of the other features that stand out. The SUV has an 8-Speaker Premium Bose Sound System for a sound experience that can’t be beat.
On the other hand, the VW Taigun has a lot of modern features. These include a cutting-edge 10-inch Digital Infotainment System that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Digital Virtual Cockpit-style Instrument Cluster with customizable displays, Automatic Climate Control, luxurious Leather Upholstery, Ventilated Front Seats, a convenient Type-C USB charging port, and the My Volkswagen Connect Connected Tech.
The Taigun also has Ventilated Leather Front Seats, ambient lighting, and a Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel with Audio Controls and Voice Recognition, all of which add to its comfort and style. The feeling of freedom and space is also increased by an electric sunroof. The big wheelbase gives the back cabin a lot of space, so there is plenty of room for passengers.
What We Believe
It’s hard to choose between these two mid-size SUVs that are both very powerful. On the one hand, the German company is known for making cars for people who like to drive. Its 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine has been a standard in its class for many years. Even its smaller 1.0-liter turbo gasoline TSI engine has won a lot of awards from well-known groups.
On the other hand, Hyundai has been working hard to add powertrains that are just as good. So, the 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Remember that Kia gets its engines from Hyundai. We just tried out the Seltos, and this engine really amazed us. So, we can say with confidence that you really can’t go wrong with either of these. To test drive these cars, you have to go to the dealership.