Mid size SUV segment has been one of the most talked about segment in the country after compact SUVs. With the introduction of new models like Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Kia Seltos the competition has gone a level furthur. And this is reflected in the sales as well. People are aggressively buying these new SUVs. All these SUVs are quite powerful and are capable of cruising on triple all day long.
Here we have a video by TECH-XHAUST that shows the the top speeds of Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and MG Hector. All the cars in the video do not start from 0 kmph. they get a rolling start which would drivers to overtake on highways. Can these SUVs touch the 200 kmph mark?? Lets have a look at the video to find out.
The video starts with Tata Harrier. The Harrier starts around 60 kmph and easily touches the 160 kmph in fifth gear. Then in sixth gear it slowly starts inching towards 180 kmph and crosses it barely. The exact speed of the Harrier is not known but according to the speedometer it is slightly above 180 kmph.
Second in the run is the good old Mahindra XUV500. The XUV500 has the biggest engine among all the cars in this video. It comes as an added advantage and it is easily visible in the video as well. The XUV500 crosses the 180 Kmph mark and has a top speed close to 190 kmph.
Next in the line is Hyundai’s Creta. Compared to the other SUVs in this video it has an advantage. It is very light weight and it is easily reflected on the speedo as well. It easily touches the 192 kmph mark and stays there for some time before coming down.
Last on the List is the all-new MG Hector. Just like Mahindra XUV500, Hector also managed to get close to the 190 Kmph mark as the speed was not digitally visible on the instrument cluster it is hard to figure out at what exact speeds were the SUVs going.
None of the SUVs were able to touch the 200 Kmph mark because of various reasons like, some were heavy whereas some had a small engine. Even the surface, tyre pressure can also affect the top speed of a car.
Talking about the engine, Tata Harrier Harrier and MG Hector share the same 2.0 diesel engine from FCA that are tuned differently. Hector gets a 1.5L turbo charged petrol engine. Mahindra XUV500 uses a 2.2L engine and the Hyundai Creta comes with variety of engine options. It gets 1.4L diesel for base variants and 1.6L diesel and a 1.6L petrol engine for the higher variants.