Hyundai Creta N Line vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: The Complete Comparison

  • Mar 15, 2024
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How does the Creta N Line stack up against the GT Line variants of the VW Taigun? Let’s find out

The Hyundai Creta N Line has just been launched in the country as a sportier alternative to the existing Creta. It gets the same engine, but a new gearbox, and a whole lot of cosmetic and a few mechanical tweaks, unlike the GT variants of the VW Taigun. Both represent the sportier avatars of their respective nameplates, so we thought a direct comparison was apt for making your buying decision easier. Let’s start with the design:

Hyundai Creta N Line vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: Design

The Creta N Line, compared to the standard Creta, gets a distinctive identity – a sportier one. That is something that the GT variants of the Taigun don’t get. The aggressiveness is apparent throughout the design of the Creta N Line with its revised grille, larger 18-inch alloys, diffuser like element at the rear and the twin exhaust tips. And those red inserts throughout the exterior further ups its sporty stance. 

On the other hand, the Taigun GT’s styling is very similar to the non-GT variants. Differences come in the form of different styling for the alloys and ‘GT’ badging all around as well as red brake callipers. They do get two exclusive Deep Black Pearl and Carbon Steel Grey Matte exterior hues, which look chic but are only available with the GT Edge variants and not the entire GT lineup.

The Creta N Line, too, gets a new exclusive Titan Grey Matte shade. Overall, the Creta N Line will stand out from its standard avatar, while the GT Line feels like a sleeper and blends in with its other variants.

Hyundai Creta N Line Vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: Cabin

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The Creta N Line sports an all-back cabin contrasted by red inserts. It looks much sportier than the lighter shades used in the standard Creta. It also gets N Line badging and a N Line-specific steering wheel, which gives you the feel of a ‘special edition’ model. 

The Taigun GT on the other hand gets a dual tone theme which is shared with the non-GT trims. The only difference is that it gets a sporty red ambient lighting compared to the cool white on the normal car and a different set of seat covers. There isn’t a similar sense of occasion feel like you do in the Creta N Line’s cabin, which looks properly sporty.

Hyundai Creta N Line Vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: Features

Equipment 

2024 Hyundai Creta N Line

VW Taigun GT

Infotainment system

10.25-inch touchscreen

10.1-inch touchscreen

Driver’s display

10.25-inch fully digital display

8-inch fully digital display

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Wired

Wireless

Connected Car Tech

Yes

Yes

Electric seats

Driver seat only

Driver and passenger

Ambient lighting

Yes

Yes

Ventilated Seats

Yes, Front

Yes, Front 

Audio system

8 speaker Bose sound system 

6 speaker sound system with subwoofer

Climate control

Dual zone automatic AC

Single zone automatic AC

Rear AC vents

Yes

Yes

Headlights

Connected LED DRLs with LED headlights 

LED DRLs with LED headlights

Auto headlights

Yes

Yes

ORVMs

Automatic and electronically adjustable

Automatic and electronically adjustable

Keyless entry/push button start-stop

Yes

Yes

Adaptive Cruise control

Yes

No

Sunroof 

Panoramic

Single-pane

Wireless phone charger

Yes

Yes

Rear Sunshades

Yes

No

Airbags

6

6

360-degree camera

Yes

Rear-only

Parking sensors

Front and Rear 

Rear

ISOFIX mounts

Yes

Yes

Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Yes

Yes

ADAS

Yes

No

The Creta N Line, being the newer car of the two, keeps up with the times much better than the Taigun GT. It gets more features, bigger screens, and even ADAS functionality. That said, the Taigun GT isn’t really short of equipment, covering more than just the basics with features like ventilated seats and electric driver and co-driver seats. It’s just that the Creta N Line goes one step beyond to make your in-car experience a lot better.

Hyundai Creta N Line Vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: Powertrain specs

 

Creta N Line

VW Taigun GT

 

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

Power 

160 PS

150 PS

Torque

253 Nm

250 Nm

Transmission Options

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 7-speed DSG

Fuel efficiency

18kmpl (MT) / 18.2kmpl (DCT)

18.61kmpl (MT) and 19.01kmpl (DSG) 

0-100kmph

8.9 seconds (claimed)

8.89 seconds (MT tested) 10.08 seconds( DSG tested)

Hyundai Creta N Line Interior

Both the Creta N Line and Taigun GT get a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. But the former has slightly higher output and lower claimed fuel efficiency figures. On paper, Hyundai claims 8.9 seconds for a sprint from 0-100kmph. While we are yet to test that claim, we have the real world figures for the Taigun GT, which took 8.89 seconds and 10.08 seconds with the manual and DSG, respectively.

Also Read: Hyundai Creta N Line vs Standard Creta: Fuel Efficiency Compared

Hyundai Creta N Line Vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: Price

 

Hyundai Creta N Line 

VW Taigun GT

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 16.82 lakh - Rs 20.44 lakh

Rs 16.77 lakh - Rs 19.74 lakh

Hyundai Creta N Line

There isn’t much of a difference between the respective base variants of the Creta N Line and Taigun GT. But in the higher trims, the Creta N Line is Rs 70,000 dearer.

Hyundai Creta N Line Vs Volkswagen Taigun GT: Verdict

While both the cars offer similar on-paper specs, they are so much different from each other. The Creta N Line is more in-your-face, gets mechanical tweaks that make it more poised around corners than the standard one, and a bucket full of features. 

Also Read: Hyundai N Line Models Surpass 22,000 Units Sales Mark In India

The Taigun GT, in comparison, feels like a sleeper. It's subtle in its design cues and doesn’t shout about its ‘GT’ credentials. So if you want to stand out, make a statement wherever you go, the Creta N Line might be the pick for you. But if you are all about the subtle things in life and yet don’t want to compromise on performance and safety, the Taigun GT should be your pick. This is an on-paper verdict, but we’ll be bringing you a thorough real-world comparison when we get the two cars together, so stay tuned for that.

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