Hyundai is the second largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti Suzuki. They offer hatchback, sedan and SUV category vehicles in the market. In SUV they have sub-4 meter compact, mid-size and premium SUV in their portfolio. In Sub-4 meter they have Venue and the mid-size has the all-new Creta which was launched earlier this year. Both vehicles are popular in their own segments and are a common sight on our roads. We have seen several drag race videos of cars and bikes in the past and here we have a drag race video between the now discontinued 1.4 litre diesel version of Hyundai Venue and 1.5 litre Hyundai Creta. Who wins the race? Let’s have a look at the video to find out.
The video has been uploaded by Mayank Chaudhary on his youtube channel. The vlogger starts by showing Venue and Creta parked next to each other on a straight road. An empty stretch of road was chosen to conduct the race. Both vehicles are powered by diesel engines and the race is conducted in two rounds.
As soon as the race starts both the cars move off the line at almost the same time. There is fair amount of wheel spin and for a moment it felt like the Venue was going to take the lead because it is light in weight in comparison to Creta. Within seconds, things changed when Creta finally found grip and started gaining speed. Creta Overtakes Venue smoothly and takes the pole position. It maintains the lead throughput the race and wins the first round.
Before starting the second round, the drivers switch cars. The second round starts and unlike the first round, Creta took the lead instantly and maintained it till the end. There was wheel spin this time as well but, it was less in comparison to the first round. The Creta won both the rounds and was also declared as the winner of this drag race.
Venue lost in this race but, it does not mean that Venue is a bad SUV. They are both great SUVs in their own segment. Another thing that should be noticed here is that the Venue that was used in the race is an older 1.4 litre diesel engine version which was discontinued last year as it was not BS6 compliant. Current BS6 version of Venue is available with a 1.4 litre turbo diesel engine with a manual gearbox option. If 1.5 litre diesel engine version was used in this race, the result might have been different.
The 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine in the all-new Creta generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This is available with a manual and 6-speed automatic transmission option. The version used in the race was with a manual gearbox. The 1.4 litre diesel engine in Venue generates 89 Bhp and 220 Nm of torque. The current 1.5 litre unit generates 100 Ps and 240 Nm of torque. The main benefit that Creta had in this race was the power itself. The SUV had 25 Ps more power and generated 20 Nm more torque. To match this power, the lightweight body of the Venue was not enough in this race.