Hyundai Alcazar Diesel vs Hyundai Creta Turbo Petrol in a classic drag race

Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular mid-size SUV in the segment. Hyundai Creta competes with cars like Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier in the segment. Creta has always been a popular SUV among buyers for its looks and feature loaded cabin. The all-new Creta is no different. It offers several segment first features and a premium look on the outside. Hyundai recently launched a 7-seater version of the SUV in the market and it is known as the Alcazar. the SUV offers a lot more premium features and can seat 6 or 7 people depending upon of the version. Here we have a drag race video between Hyundai Creta turbo petrol and Hyundai Alcazar diesel.

The video has been uploaded by Kashish And Pratham Vlogs on their YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger explaining engine specifications of both the SUVs. This is probably the first video on internet where a Alcazar is being featured in a drag race video. The Alcazar used in the race is a diesel version. It is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. The SUV gets a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox in this video.

The turbo petrol Creta on the other hand is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged engine that generates 140 Ps and 242 Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox as standard. Both the SUVs are lined up for the race. They choose an empty road for this experiment. The race starts and in first round, it looks like the Alcazar was being driven with traction control turned ON. The Creta was switched to Sports Mode and the traction control was also turned off.

Hyundai Alcazar Diesel vs Hyundai Creta Turbo Petrol in a classic drag race

Race started and Creta petrol instantly took the lead. Alcazar was a bit late to respond but, it was right behind it. Creta maintained the lead throughout the race and won first round. Before starting the second round, traction control in Alcazar was also turned Off and then they started racing. Just like the first round, Creta took the lead and won the round. Alcazar was trying hard to overtake Creta but, it couldn’t overtake it at any point. Even in third round, the results remained the same.

Hyundai Creta turbo petrol won all three rounds and was announced as the winner here. Creta and Alcazar, they both look almost the same but, there are lot of things different in both SUVs. First of all, the diesel engine is Alcazar was less powerful than Creta. That along with a torque converter automatic transmission did not help it in any way. As Alcazar has three rows of seats, it is heavier than a regular Creta. The 7-speed DCT gearbox and lightweight body of Creta meant it can smoothly win all the rounds without any problem. If the vlogger had used a Creta diesel, then it would have been a lot more interesting to watch as both Creta and Alcazar use the same diesel engine.

Ajeesh Kuttan

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