MG Astor vs Volkswagen Taigun : Specifications Comparision

The MG Astor and Volkswagen Taigun entered the highly competitive compact SUV segment in India that also includes Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

The Taigun is the Second SUV after KUSHAQ launched under the banner of the India 2.0 project of Skoda AUTO Volkswagen India, where cars from the Volkswagen Group will be heavily localized in India to keep prices competitive.Astor on the other hand, is the 5th product in the MG motors India Lineup after Hector, Hector Plus, Gloster and ZS EV. The MG Astor is essentially an  ICE version of the ZS EV.

MG Astor vs Volkswagen Taigun : Dimension & Practicality


Dimensions VW Taigun MG Astor
Length 4221 mm 4323 mm
Width 1760 mm 1809 mm
Height 1612 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase 2651 mm 2585 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres 48 litres
Boot Space 385 litres

It is clear from the above table that the MG Astor is Bigger than Volkswagen Taigun in every possible way except the Wheelbase. Astor is actually the longest car among the competition including Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta,Kia Seltos and of course Volkswagen Taigun but does not have the longest wheelbase.


MG Astor vs Volkswagen Taigun : Specification Chart


Specifications VW Taigun MG Astor
Engine Options 1.0-litre TSI

1.5-litre TSI

1.5-litre petrol

1.3-litre turbo petrol

Maximum Power 115 HP

150 HP

110 HP

140 HP

Maximum Torque 178 Nm

250 Nm

144 Nm

220 Nm

Gearbox 6-speed MT/6-speed AT

6-speed MT/7-speed DSG

6-speed MT

CVT/6-speed AT

Emission Norm BS6 compliant BS6 compliant

Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor are both petrol only SUVs.Volkswagen offers only Turbo Petrol engines in Taigun.MG, on the other hand, Offers both Naturally aspirated as well as a Turbo Petrol engine in Astor. The base petrol engine for the MG Astor is a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine. In terms of power, the VW is the most powerful in the segment. producing 115 hp of power and 178 N-m of torque from merely a small 1.0 TSI engine. 

Volkswagen Taigun vs Hyundai Creta vs Skoda Kushaq vs Kia Seltos:

The Astor also gets a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit in higher variants but produces power similar to the 1.4 units on the Creta and Seltos at 140hp but Again, the 1.5 Litre  TSI engines in Taigun is the most powerful in the segment.

The Prices for the MG Astor will be announced next week, although it is expected to be priced competitively against its rivals.




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